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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 22

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This is your brain on technology.
This is your brain on technology.

(May 22-June 10) The artsy, techy Zeitgeist
Technology and art are coupling in all sorts of interesting ways this month in the District. A few good artists from the area tackle the effects of all the data we’re streaming daily in Too Much Information? at the DC Arts Center in Northwest through early June. The exhibit’s themes of over-stimulation and access to information are the subject of a panel discussion with the participating artists and curators tomorrow evening.

(May 22-31) Photography vs. iPhoneography
One of the devices delivering all that information is the iPhone. Along with similar camera phones, it’s also changing the way we view photography. Diverging Mediums: Photography versus iPhoneography explores that change through the end of the month at Target Gallery in Alexandria. Nineteen artists make the argument that there’s a whole lot of fine art to be found in our social media.

(May 24) D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous
For a discussion that homes in specifically on the use of experimental and interactive technology in art, you’ll want to head to the Keck Center in Northwest Thursday evening. The D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous features a few local artists, academics, and experts exchanging thoughts on the cutting edge.

Music: “Sing” by Four Tet


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