Monday, October 25 at 6pm
This panel discussion will include short presentations by artist Morehshin Allahyari, Mark Jarzombek (MIT Architecture – History, Theory, Criticism), and Charles Shadle (MIT Music Dept.), followed by a moderated discussion and an open Q+A.
Morehshin Allahyari | On Digital Colonialism
In this talk, Morehshin Allahyari will use her research-based and multi-layered project Material Speculation: ISIS to delve into topics such as digital colonialism, archiving, and violence care in relation to cultural heritage.
Mark Jarzombek | The 1BY1 Land Acknowledgement Design Competition
Mark Jarzombek is Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at MIT. He works on a wide range of topics – both historical and theoretical. He is one of the country’s leading advocates for global history and has published several books and articles on that topic.
Charles Shadle | CHOCTAW MUSIC: Limestone Gap
Composed in 2010 by Charles Shadle for the renowned London-based ensemble Lontano (Opaline de la Martinez, Music Director), Limestone Gap is scored for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. In this work the composer seeks to sonify the Choctaw past and connect it to the world of the present.
Urgent, Critical, and Experimental Explorations Across Art-Culture-Technology
The Fall 2021 programming aims to revisit the foundational parameters of the Art, Culture, and Technology Program, positioning ACT within the context of a changing world and its future challenges. By articulating key thematic avenues and methodological approaches that intersect the work of invited artists and ACT faculty members, we link these inquiries to concerns of other researchers at MIT and beyond. The programming falls into two categories: artist talks and panels.