“We live in world where our everyday experience is augmented by technology. Almost everything has been affected by the computer and the microprocessor. Developments in Science have led to the invention of the many computerized devices that we have integrated into our daily routines. The most obvious example is the cell phone, but almost everything seems to have a chip inside it these days. And there are other technologies that don’t seem related to the word “technology,” older tools that extend what the human body can do that are still in use. Some of these tools have also been augmented by the computer. Human beings have always used tools to create – to survive and as time has progressed technology seems to have merged into our lives more than ever before, i.e. – wearable technology, virtual reality, augmented reality, immersive environments, 3d printers, laser cutters, etc.. This show takes a broad approach to what constitutes the idea of an augmented life in 2016 and seeks to survey the low tech and high tech ways in which artists are reflecting and riffing on the present through the use of various technologies to create art. Augmented takes a look at contemporary artists who are exploring these ideas through their own processes that alter material surfaces with technology. The works in the show respond directly or stand as metaphors for how technology alters the surface of our contemporary experience.”
Guest Curator Craig Coleman
Assistant Professor of Art, Mercer University
Take a look around the first room of the Augmented exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Sciences! – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
Wendy Babcox – Tampa, FL
Budd Dees – Gainesville, FL
Bojana Ginn – Atlanta, GA
Craig Coleman, Macon, GA
Jerry Habarth – Philadelphia, PA
Margaret Wagner Hart – Boston, MA
Gordon Johnston – Macon, GA
Sean Miller – Gainesville, FL
Galen Olmsted – Atlanta, GA
Bethany Taylor – Gainesville, FL
Marcia Vaitsman – Atlanta, GA
Robert Schaller – Boulder, CO
Zakriya Rabani – Tampa, FL
Luke Buffenmyer & Megan McNaught – Macon, GA
Boston-based environmental artist Resa Blatman will install a 25-foot, site-specific work at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) on September 13, 2015. The installation planned is part of a larger series of work entitled “Gaia,” which address environmental issues of changing climate, shifting landscape, species transformation, and new weather patterns. The artist will deliver a lecture and gallery talk about her work at the MAS on Tuesday, September 15th at noon.
Reptile Rendezvous, our most loved family day, was a great success. This event highlighted the slithery and scaly members of our planet and educated visitors, young and old, about what exactly these amazing creatures do for us and for the environments they inhabit. Our goal was and still is to change the phrase, “Any good snake is a dead snake,” into, “Snakes are vital to our existence”.
If you and/or your family are fans of Bug Day or Feathered Frenzy, then you are in luck! The Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) is hosting the first annual ‘Feathers and Feelers’ event on June 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Previously, MAS hosted two separate events showcasing birds and bugs, but now these two hugely popular days have been combined into one extraordinary event. ‘Feathers and Feelers’ will offer guests a fun environment where they can learn about birds and insects in a family-oriented atmosphere.
The MAS has invited many renowned organizations and specialists to come help make this event spectacular!
Mammals of all ages are invited to come enjoy a full day of events. Museum visitors can meet the newest members of the Museum’s mammal family, quiz our experts, play games, create art, and taste some interesting treats at our Road Side Café.
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