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Sep 16 2011
Yuko Oda to Speak at 2011 International Symposium on Democracy

Symposium on Democracy:  My Digital Life @ The Speed of Light.

As digital technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous, it is also becoming more social and participatory; consequently, new opportunities as well as dangers swiftly enter and exit our fast-paced lives. From the early visions of cyberspace and games to current discussions concerning open government, profound transformations in healthcare and science, innovation and sustainability, something powerful is evolving.  This year’s Symposium on Democracy will examine the many novel and dynamic uses of digital technology as well as its potential to revolutionize our personal and work lives through enhanced communications, online communities, and collaboration.

Yuko Oda, Plenary Speaker for Technology and Art Keynote Presentation Wednesday, September 21, 2011, from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M, Champ Auditorium Break out session, 10:45 – 11:45 A.M., Coulter Science Center

What is Art and Technology?  A Glimpse at Technological Art Amidst Global Shifts of Consciousness

We live in a rapidly changing world of technological advances, environmental crisis, and global shifts of consciousness. This presentation will offer students a broad overview of historical and contemporary artworks that have shaped the field of Technology Art today, and focus on exploring contemporary artworks that pose essential questions and concepts responding to the social/environmental/political/economical chaos we live in.

The Presentation will be streamed online live at

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