Presenter: Amy Youngs, associate professor of Art & Technology in the Dept of Art at OSU
April 23, 2008, 7pm at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Rd.
What's Next? Where will the new ideas in biotech, bio-science or bio-art come from?
Technology – especially bio-technology – is a high value proposition for new business opportunities, especially in central Ohio. Needs are great and research is following many paths today.
In addition to traditional sources of research and entrepreneurs - ART and PLAYful experimentation may prove to be key to breaking old paradigms.
Amy Youngs, associate professor of Art & Technology in the Dept of Art at OSU, will offer some of her insights - from 20 years of work in assembling exploratory ideas as art around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, and all across the United States.
As Einstein once said: "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." The work of people like Amy Youngs raises our level of consciousness - and gives us the footing to see new directions and new opportunities from a different vantage point.
Youngs' art demonstrates that playful exploration can be a source for new insights leading - possibly - to new levels of understanding and invention at the forefront of new technology.
This is First Annual Earthweek Seminar of DorkbotColumbus recognizing the importance of unstructured technology pursuits for the interests of the planet during EarthWeek.
Dorkbot recognizes that not all progress is a purposeful process, with well-defined strategies and pre-ordained goals. Much progress has been the result of informed and well-practiced play, utilizing the artifacts of technology an to create art and new levels of knowledge from which more serious efforts might take off.