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--------------------------------------------------------------- Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind Bolton Theatre, Cleveland Thursday, January 19, 2006 Why is art so important to us? How was it possible for the human mind to evolve in a world without any form of art, only to achieve our remarkable capacity to create and enjoy art in so many different forms? How does technology affect the mind itself, so that it can determine a great deal about how we remember the past, visualize the future, and ultimately, construct our own reality? These are all important questions that we are just beginning to understand. The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland invites you to Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind, an interdisciplinary symposium complimenting All Digital, MOCA's featured exhibition of its 2006 Winter/Spring Season. Designed to engage leading scholars, artists, and the general public in a discussion about the relationship of art, technology and the mind and the impact of recent developments in these fields on contemporary life and culture, this event will feature Merlin Donald, professor and founding chair of the Department of Cognitive Science at Case as the keynote speaker together with Lynn Hershman Leeson, All Digital artist and professor emeritus at the University of California at Davis; Leonard Steinbach, chief information officer at the Cleveland Museum of Art; Kristina Hooper Woolsey, co-founding director of Apple Computer's Multimedia Lab; John Weber, director at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College; and Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology services and chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University. Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind is organized by MOCA and Case Western Reserve University along with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Taking place in the Bolton Theatre of The Cleveland Play House (8500 Euclid Avenue), from 4-6pm on Thursday, January 19, 2006, the event free and open to the public though registration is recommended by visiting www.case.edu/artsci. Related Event: A prelude event will be held at the Cleveland Institute of Art, January 19, 2006, 9:30am-11:30am. Speakers: Prof. Tjark Ihmels, Institut für Mediengestaltung, Mainz/Germany; Prof. Erkki Huhtamo, Department of Design | Media Arts UCLA; Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Department of Hybrid Space at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne; Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, International artists featured in MOCA's All Digital exhibit, opening January 20, 2006; Moderator: Prof. Jurgen Faust, The Cleveland Institute of Art. Please see postcard (864K PDF): http://www.cia.edu/pdf/postcard.pdf . For a more information about the symposium, All Digital or other MOCA exhibitions also on view, please feel free to contact me via phone or email. Kelly K. Bird Director of Marketing & Communications Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) 8501 Carnegie Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106 216/421.8671 ext. 36 kbird@MOCAcleveland.org --- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E-Mail: email@example.com WWW: http://www.h-museum.net