Social Fabrics: Art + Media + Interconnectivity

Social Fabrics: Art + Media + Interconnectivity

Date posted: 2008-02-21 16:27:00

Teresa Almeida; Margarita Benitez; Joey Berzowska and Di Mainstone; Kathy Bruce, James Cook, and Alastair Noble; Rachelle Beaudoin and Jeanne Jo; Geraldine Juarez; Matt Kenyon; Younghui Kim; Sarah Kettley and Frank Greig (Speckled Computing Consortium); Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson; Heidi Kumao; Ebru Kurbak, Ricardo Nascimento, Fabiana Shizue; Anke Loh; Cat Mazza; Ryan McCabe; Kristen Nyce; Anne-Marie Skriver Hansen; Hoyun Son; Suzi Webster and Jordan Benwick; Chris Wille

WHEN: February 22, 2008 - 5:30 PM

WHERE: Adam's Mark Hotel, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX Remington Room (4th Floor)

ACCESS: Free and open to the public (Note: the CAA Annual Meeting Closed Sessions are NOT free, but admission to Social Fabrics is a free Special Event of the conference)


Media are spaces of action for constructed attempts to connect what is separated.
Siegfried Zielinski, Deep Time of the Media

Social Fabrics: Wearable + Media + Interconnectivity is a time based exhibition designed as a modified runway show of art as wearable media and technology. Social Fabrics demonstrates convergences between individual expression and statement making, on the one hand, and the phenomenology of "network society" on the other. Technological garments or accessories with social capabilities are presented alongside works that, while perhaps not employing technology outright, comment or critique the implications of our digital media-infused and fashion driven lifestyles. Submissions are objects, (garments, handbags), systems (hardware, software), and, in a few cases, mini performances that interact in various ways with the event context. Artists included come from all over the United States and several countries abroad.

Social Fabrics is curated by Susan E. Ryan and Patrick Lichty. The event is the 2008 exhibition for the Leonardo Education Forum at the Annual Meeting of the College Art Association. The format is a hybrid--an exhibition/event/performance. The venue is the Remington Room, 4th Floor, the Adams Mark Hotel, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX. Social Fabrics is a Special Event of the 2008 College Art Association Annual Meeting, and is presented by the Leonardo Education Forum together with the Center for Interactive Arts and Engineering, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the College of Art + Design at Louisiana State University.

A publication entitled Social Fabrics and including a catalog of works in the show is available at and after the event as a special print issue of the online journal Intelligent Agent


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