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Apparatus: The Technology of Seeing / Worldviews

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until October 22, 2017

free and open to the public
Apparatus
 Apparatus: The Technology of Seeing / Worldviews is an exhibition that is about the shifting boundaries between cultures.  In its seven different rooms, corresponding to seven different cultures, it uses material culture and interactive installation to show that different cultures see in different ways, that perception is culturally influenced and that how we view our world is in part a consequence of our culture. Only by seeing alternatives do we perceive our own culture more clearly. and that is the only way we can expand our understanding and increase our humanity. The boundaries between cultures are constantly shifting  and the apparatus of one becomes part of the apparatus of another, often changing meanings in the process.
The cultures shown are Gothic, Renaissance, Ming dynasty, 19th Century Western Nations, Yoruba peoples today and the USA Now. For each area, the exhibition shows the main technology of the time that linked power to all parts of the culture —  the societal apparatus. For instance, in the Ming Dynasty, the main technology was the Brush. In Yoruba culture, it is performance. And in our culture, it is the computer. This appears in the exhibition through in an interactive virtual reality program Tilt Brush, which allows exhibition visitors to paint in 3D.
The exhibition is self-explanatory but guided tours are also available!

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free and open to the public
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Website:
https://theandersongallery.wordpress.com/

Organizer

Lenore Metrick-Chen, Art and Cultural Historian, Drake University
Phone:
515 240-6033
Email:
Lmetrickchen@drake.edu
Website:
https://theandersongallery.wordpress.com/

Other

Your First Name
Lenore
Your Last Name
Metrick-Chen
Your E-mail Address
lmetrickchen@drake.edu

Venue

Anderson Gallery Drake University
25th and Carpenter, Harmon Fine Arts Center
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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Phone:
515 240-6033; 515 271-1994
Website:
https://theandersongallery.wordpress.com/

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