The Anderson Gallery at Drake University
Nov. 13, through Feb. 12, 2016
The Anderson Gallery at Drake University will open a major new exhibition this month titled “Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual),”
Ethics of New Media
In addition, the Anderson Gallery will host a free public symposium to explore a range of ethical issues that often go unexamined pertaining to the creation and use of digital technology. Four guest speakers will present at the symposium scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center.
Guest speakers include:
John Craig Freeman, artist and professor of New Media Art at Emerson College in Boston, Mass., discussing augmented reality and the pros and cons of its ability to create markers of events in contested locations such as the Mexican/ US border;
Steve Tomasula, novelist, critic and professor of English at Notre Dame University, in Notre Dame, Ind., discussing access to digital technology and his decision to write books specifically and solely for iPads;
Dorothy Santos, writer, editor and curator based in San Francisco, discussing gender issues—especially the dearth of women—in authoritative positions in the design of digital technology;
Roopika Risam, digital humanities and postcolonial scholar and assistant professor of English at Salem State University in Salem, Mass., on the intersections of social cultural with digital humanities, especially postcolonial and racial aspects of these intersections.