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Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics | Public Art

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EMW Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics — March 2015 Edition on PUBLIC ART
Xiao Xiao
Gershon Dublon
Kawandeep Virdee

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Seating is limited to 60 guests. Suggested donation: $8 or pay what you can at door.

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/// Theme
You're invited to an evening filled with some drinking and some thinking! Featured speakers Xiao Xiao, Gershon Dublon, and Kawandeep Virdee will present on topics addressing this month's theme of Public Art. 

/// Featured Presenters 

1) Xiao Xiao

囧 (J I O N G) — presentation
Description (abridged): 囧 is a public art intervention and series of photographs I did in Beijing in March 2013. Used on the contemporary Chinese internet as an emoticon to express a range of emotions such as exasperation, embarrassment and awkwardness, 囧 was originally an archaic character that means "patterned window" or "brightness."

2) Gershon Dublon

Being There: Matter is Movement* — presentation
Description: What does it mean to be somewhere, and how has our notion of presence shifted as our tools for exploring the digital world have evolved? Using the human sensory homunculus as a point of departure, I explore the ways in which our technologies are constantly reshaping us, and propose some alternative futures premised on a simple physical principle---that matter is movement.
*not a metaphor

3) Kawandeep Virdee

Growing Public Space with Interactive Art — presentation
Topics: Interactive and collaborative works can bring people together and make places more welcoming—both in digital and physical space. This collective medium has the power to cultivate a multitude of narratives to create personally meaningful experiences. 

/// Featured Drinks:
Boozy: Rainbow Russian (white russian with an array of DIY colorful simple syrups and toppings)
Non-Boozy: Rainbow Russian (white russian with an array of DIY colorful simple syrups and toppings)

Non-dairy options (both boozy and non-boozy) available.

/// About EMW Drink Salon
EMW's Drink Salon on Tech and Ethics brings together a community and a supportive space to spark challenging discussions on the role of technology in our everyday lives. Each month, we invite featured speakers to lead a conversation. We encourage salon guests to make new connections and to critically think about how technology relates to some of the most important questions we ask humanity. 


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Earlier Event: March 25
EMW Volunteer Meeting