Educators' Workshop—Because of the Internet: Exploring Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art
Thursday, November 4, 2021
4 pm - 6 pm EDT
$10 / $5 for Albright-Knox members
Join us for discussion, curriculum connections, and activities inspired by the special exhibition Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art. The works on view bring together a diverse group of seventeen artists and collectives who creatively reimagine the digital tools that shape our lives.
Assistant Curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will begin the workshop with a guided tour through the exhibition. Ryan’s expertise in time-based media and intimate knowledge of trends in contemporary digital art will provide inspiration for classroom learning.
School and Docent Programs Coordinator Lindsay Kranz will then run a discussion and in-gallery activity for how to use these artworks as a catalyst for student-centered learning. After exploring curriculum connections, the workshop will continue with a hands-on art activity to support lesson plan development.
Space is limited; registration and pre-payment are required. Please register online or call 716.270.8292.
About the Exhibition
Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art brings together a diverse group of seventeen artists and collectives who creatively reimagine the digital tools that shape our lives. The exhibition includes projects that span the last three decades, ranging from software-based and internet art to animated videos, bioart experiments, digital games, and 3-D printed sculptures. Together, these works explore the aesthetic and social potential of emerging technologies.
The Albright-Knox’s exhibition program is generously supported by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.