Monday, August 27, 2012
Reception: Saturday, September 8 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, September 5 10am
Through Performance photographs and sculptures if the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Liu Bolin, this exhibition explores the interaction of art and society in contemporary China and the complex relationship between individuals and the living environment that they at once rely upon and are confined within. Works included in this exhibition focus on Liu's observation and comment of the political, economic and social environment that has shaped the way Chinese people perceive themselves in a rapidly changing contemporary society. They also reveal the tension between individuals and society. They also reveal the tension between individuals and society as a whole, a topic that shares a worldwide relevance.
West Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 12-4pm, Thurs 12-8pm
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Sierra Center, Colleagues Room, 2nd Floor
ï»¿ï»¿The present Information Revolution may appear unique, without precedent. However, using a historical perspective, the talk will chart out the development of past industrial revolutions--steam coal and iron, steel and heavy engineering, railways, and automobiles to illustrate trends and similarities. There is a resemblance between railways, canals and the Internet, in that they are all 'Connection technologies.' They connect places, they connect businesses. Building on this analogy, the talk will establish that the current economic depression, at least in the West, is a phase in the development of the Internet revolution and that investment in green technologies and low carbon infrastructure will lead to new opportunities.
Speaking will be Tariq S. Durrani, research professor at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, and 2013 IEEE President Elect, 2010-2011 vice president, IEEE Educational Activities Board.