Technology Within, Technology Without
October 15, 9am–1pm, Johnson Creek City Park

The embodied experiences inherent in technology can exist in the absence of it. By removing the objects that transport us to the internet we can better understand how these things alter the ways we interact with eachother and the world. It is assumed that technology and nature are very different things. During this class we will subsitute the phone or computer with the natural world and consciously search for their similiarties. Through this we can appreciate how these experiences have changed our perception, and learn how to best utilize these tools going forward. This workshop will be comprised of subtle excersizes that uses the media we are so familiar with to show how it has altered our sense of ourselves, objects, space, and our interactions with eachother.

Taught by Adam Carlin
Adam Carlin lives and works in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is currently the Director of Greensboro Project Space, a contemporary art center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is formerly the Visiting Curator at Bennett College, Co-Director of Some Thing Spacious Gallery, and Founder of Art Maker Avenue, center for visual and performing arts in Oakland, CA. He has a BFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts and is currently pursuing his MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University. In addition to having curated dozens of exhibitions, symposiums and workshops, Carlin has most recently exhibited work at ZERO1, The LAB, Somarts, The Window Project at GSU, The Mondavi Center, and Nelson Gallery at UC Davis.


During the last hour of the course we will work together to think of new ways to enhance the awareness of the Johnson Creek with and without technology. Each participant will be expected to create a facebook posts about the Johnson Creek, create a real-world post somewhere in Portland, and connect the Johnson Creek to somewhere else in the world. This can be as simple as calling a friend and describing the creek to them, or sending a rock from the creek to someone on the other side of the world.

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