Girl Powered Art and Technology

December 1, 2017 - March 16, 2018

Wisser Library
Long Island, NY

An Exhibition by Students in ICLT 300: Women, Technology, and Art

This exhibition showcases print, digital, and material artifacts that interpret the ways that women have engaged art and power in their work. It is divided into three sections, corresponding to texts the class discussed addressing the influence of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein (1818), Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis (2000), and Nnedi Okorafor’s science fiction novel Binti (2015). Each of these writers take on humanity and technology differently and the projects students have created consider how they do so in new ways. As a result, the class's exhibition Girl Powered Art and Technology captures women’s textual and digital impact on society.

The purpose of this exhibition is to depict the roles women have had in shaping technology and art. Representing different cultures and time periods, each of the writers the class read demonstrates innovative thinking that inspired the students' own.

The professor of the class, College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor Amanda Golden, and School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Nada Anid recently discussed women, technology, and art on Facebook Live.