In the hopes of cultivating a more inclusive community surrounding art, science, technology, and accessibility at Georgia Tech, Birney Robert is curating two art exhibits on campus.
Birney Robert, a curator and employee of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, is passionate about bridging the gap between science, technology, and the arts. With a goal of creating a more inclusive community surrounding art, science, technology, and accessibility, she has curated two exhibits on campus. The first exhibit ran from August 15 to October 14, 2022, while the second exhibit will run for a few months during the 2023 fall semester.
Robert's aim is to showcase cutting-edge research through the medium of contemporary art and make complex concepts accessible to a broader audience. The exhibits are the result of Robert's thesis research for creating a museum and residency program for art, science, and technology at Georgia Tech and the City of Atlanta. The exhibits provide an accessible experience for the surrounding community and each has a public Open-Call-for-Artists and researchers to ensure access to funding and exhibition space is available to everyone.
The exhibits are free and open to the public and were made possible with the generous support of Microsoft and Georgia Tech through their accessibility research seed grant.
Extension of Community: what it means to be sustainable in a digital world
This exhibit will address what it means to be sustainable in a digital world, focusing on the material and dematerialized culture humans have created and their effects on Earth.
Extension of Self: what it means to be human in a digital world
All six artists in Extension of Self: what it means to be human in a digital world, question the role that digital technology plays while integrating it into their work to create interactive art for the viewer to explore. Our identities will continue to be complex and full of multiplicities. We invite you to take some time to interact with these pieces and to ask yourself what it means to be human in a digital world.
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