“Enmeshed Worlds: the unavoidable entanglement of technology and our social order” will be on exhibit at the Robert and Margaret Carolla Arts Exhibition Center August 30-September 22 and will be open during First Friday Art Walk September 1, 6-9 p.m.
Featuring the works of Britt Ransom, Alejandro T. Acierto, Jon Chambers and Tiffany Funk, the exhibition encourages viewers to consider the impact of artificial intelligence, such as Chat GPT, and other technologies on society.
Associate professor Josh Albers and Director of Exhibitions Jodi McCoy coordinated the event. Albers submitted several potential artists to consider, and McCoy worked with the selected artists by explaining the exhibition’s theme, then helping them select the most appropriate pieces for display.
“The theme of the exhibit was developed around the common thread of new media and each artist’s engagement with how technology interweaves with our daily lives,” McCoy said.
The exhibition asks viewers to consider several questions:
- What disruptions and distortions to our humanity are we risking as we further delve into this coexistence?
- What part of our complicated pre-technology history still informs how we engage with these new systems?
- How are these new technologies affecting our earth and how we live and move throughout life?
McCoy hopes viewers will engage with the exhibit and “leave considering their relationship to technology” and what the future holds.
Brick City Gallery is a proud member of Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk and will be open 6-9 p.m. the first Friday of every month between August-December and February-May.
Contact the Department of Art and Design or call 417-837-3220 for more information.