Special Events

The Past is Present: Exhibition

Special Events
04 Apr, 2018

The Past is Present: Exhibition


Exhibition Dates: April 5 to April 26, 2018 | Monday-Thursday | 12:00-5:00PM
Exhibition Preview: April 4, 2018
| 5:30-7:30PM
Worth Ryder Gallery | 116 Kroeber Hall

Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

Deep Dive Or the Limits of Immersion is an art exhibit that explores the possibilities and challenges of AR/VR to shape, integrate, and confuse aspects of reality. The projects showcased in the exhibit are guided meditations that take the viewer through various computer generated landscapes. These liminal landscapes in AR/VR present poetic imaginaries of ecology, technology, history, postcolonial thought, and disability, while also creating temporal and spatial multiplicities.

This exhibit is curated by Asma Kazmi.

Featuring: Shezad Dawood, Asma Kazmi, Marcos Lutyens, Joe Mckay, Jill Miller, Lauren Moffatt, Greg Niemeyer, and Olivia Ting.

Hosted by Art Practice. Sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley.

Register to attend the exhibition here.

The Past is Present

The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History is an interdisciplinary event bringing together scholars, students, technology innovators, and cultural heritage workers in conversation about new methods and tools which are shaping their work.

Over the course of three days (April 4-6), the Berkeley Center for New Media will provide a venue for an international group to explore critical issues of new technologies. On April 4th, we will begin the program with an opening reception for a VR exhibition around art, archaeology, and architecture. The symposium on April 5th will feature scholarly presentations on topics such as Documenting Archaeology and Architecture; Accessing history through Drawings, Plans, Casts, and Copies; and Academic, Public, and Pedagogical Priorities for the 21st Century. Participants will also grapple with these issues through hands-on demos and workshops alongside professionals in the tech industry on the last day of the event.

Click here for more information on the symposium and workshop.

Presented in partnership with swissnex San Francisco, with support from Arts + Design, LAEP, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, CITRIS and Banatao Institute, Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL), the Archaeological Research Facility (ARF), and Digital Humanities at Berkeley.

Image credit: Olivia Ting

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