“How Technology, Science, and Art Are Changing Our Perception of Time”

Offline © Catherine Rutgers 2014Woke up this morning at five o’clock, drawn outside by a particularly bright and full-seeming moon. The sky is clear, the trees still stark. It is bone-chillingly cold, which I’m really, really tired of. Oh, how I long for greenery and warmth! Will this winter be endless? Answer: there will be another summer. But can anticipation sustain us through these cold-jangled nerves?

On the first day of spring, two days from today, I will be moderating an ArcheTime roundtable to be presented by Offline at Central Booking, in relationship to the “Time and Again” show at Haber Space, curated by the gallerys founder, Maddy Rosenberg. The lineup: Olga Ast, conceptual artist, curator, and the creative force behind ArcheTime; Jacques Laroche, a computer scientist who explores the intersection of science, politics, and society; Richard Leslie, art historian, critic, and author; Greg Matloff, expert in possibilities for interstellar propulsion, especially near-Sun solar-sail trajectories that might enable interstellar travel; Jeremy Newman, director of experimental and documentary videos; and David Pleasant, percussionist, choreographer, composer, and scholar/writer.

Plus, Debra Swack will show her video “Animal Patterning Project: Synthetic Biological and Software Generated Evolution of Animal Patterning,” and Ula Einstein, Linda Stillman, Ellen Wiener, Jayoung Yoon, and other contributors to the book Infinite Instances: Studies and Images of Time will be participating in the event.

How are technology, science, and art changing our perceptions of time? Answer: unknown. Time to open my mind and see what the future will bring!

ArcheTime at Central Booking March 20th 2014 © Catherine Rutgers 2014 The Garden Is My Most Sustained Work of Art © Catherine Rutgers 2014 Fragility in the Shelter of Strength © Catherine Rutgers 2014

Catherine Rutgers © 2014

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