Lecture: Wed, Sep 19, 7pm - 8:30pm
"Art in the Digital Culture... Threat or Opportunity?"
In this, the sixth installment of the Lumiere Fall Lecture Series, Shannon Perich of the Smithsonian Institution and Irfan Essa of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will each speak to the future of art in a rapidly expanding digital culture. Their commentary will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.
The panel will address the threats and opportunities created by a growing range of capabilities to create, distribute and interact with art.
Ms. Perich is the curator of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History. She teaches the History of Photography at the College of Art in Baltimore. She has recently authored, "The Changing Face of Photography... From Daguerreotype to Digital". She also contributes to National Public Radio's website.
Perich has a particular interest in how technology can be exploited to broaden public access to the Museum's collections and knowledge base.
Prof. Essa is an internationally recognized figure in the research and development of new technologies that impact and support intelligent interaction with people and machines. His fields of expertise embrace Computational Photography, Digital Video Special Effects and Computer Animation.
His doctoral research at MIT (at the Media Lab) was in the Analysis and Synthesis of Human Behaviors. At Georgia Tech, in addition to teaching and research, he is affiliated with several cross disciplinary research centers.
Essa has held visiting and consulting positions with Carnegie Mellon University, Google, Microsoft and Disney Research, as well as being a Fellow of the IEEE.
(Additional information available at lumieregallery.net)
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