THIS 'ME' OF MINE SYMPOSIUM: Identity in the Digital Age2. Nov - 2. Nov 13 / ended Ipswich Art School
Tickets £16.55 available at http://thismeofminesymposium.eventbrite.co.uk/
2 to 4pm
THIS ‘ME’ OF MINE SYMPOSIUM: Identity in the Digital Age to be held 2nd November 2013 at Ipswich Art School Gallery.
This symposium is a culmination of all the research and development which has gone into This ‘Me’ of Mine. The function, meaning and significance of identity, memory and objects are changing at such a rapid pace, it will be good to actually sit down and discuss these things.
Ipswich, 9 October, 2013 – “The medium, or process, of our time – electronic technology – is reshaping and restructuring patterns of social interdependence and every aspect of our personal life. It is forcing us to reconsider and revaluate practically every thought, every action, and every institution formerly taken for granted…[t]he older training of observation has become quite irrelevant in this new time, because it is based on psychological responses and concepts conditioned by the former technology – mechanization.” That quote from Marshal McLuhan’s The Media is the Massage, from the 60’s is absolutely relevant now. Observation has become irrelevant and as such, our relationship to objects, and the function of memory for our very identity is changing. Younger generations no longer think in a linear ‘historical’ way, their reality is one of portals, immediacy and multiplicity. Objects have always been an important means of communicating concepts and representing ideas, but now the boundary is blurring between the self and the object; objects have taken on an identity and we begin to see ourselves as objects. Observation, having become irrelevant, is more important than ever to our sense of self.
Identity in the Digital Age, This ‘Me’ of Mine symposium, will look at these issues. Structured as a roundtable discussion with Dr. David Houston Jones - Director of Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, Annabel Dover - Artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art, Dr. Aiden Gregg - Social Psychologist, member of Centre for Research on Self and Identity and Lecturer at the University of Southampton, and Dr. Catherine Horan - Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at University Campus Suffolk. Moderated by Jane Boyer.
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Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
Ipswich Art School Gallery
1 Upper High Street
Suffolk, IP1 3NE
2 November, 2013, 2 to 4pm
Symposium: Identity in the Digital Age
A panel discussion on memory, objects and contemporary communication
Panellists: Dr David Houston Jones, Annabel Dover, Dr Aiden Gregg and Dr Catherine Horan
Moderated by: Jane Boyer
Tickets: £16.55 available online at thismeofminesymposium.eventbrite.co.uk
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