Emerald Networks: Reviving the Legacy of City Parks
March 18th through April 27th 2015
Gallery talk and reception with Gina Ford March 24 at 5 pm.
Cities whose park systems were designed by historic visionaries are endowed with a legacy of generous, well-connected open spaces. However, the financial pressures facing today's cities and new thinking about park use can challenge these historic frameworks. Emerald Networks explores how cities are innovating within historic park visions to meet contemporary needs.
This exhibition is sponsored by Sasaki Associates in collaboration with the Northeastern Humanities Center, the Northeastern Center for the Arts, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the College of Arts, Media and Design, and Gallery 360.
Section A & B
Closeup: Photography by Allison Dinner
March 13th through April 26th, 2015.
Gallery talk and reception with Allison Dinner, March 25th from 4:30-6:30pm.
As a product photographer, I am often drawn to details that are deliberate and highly designed. In photographically studying these flowers, I have come to discover that nature does this on its own. It creates perfection in simple abstract forms. I invite you to look beyond the flower as a whole, and engage in the beauty of its' natural elements.
T+IP: Things + Intellectual Property
March 12th through May 17th, Reception March 19th, 4:40-6:30 pm.
T+IP grew from the realization that new inexpensive hand-held 3D scanners have the potential to be the most disruptive of all emerging 3D technologies. Unlike complex 3D design software, to create a 3D model from scratch, the user simply sweeps the surface of an object.
We believe that, easy-to-use 3D scanning means our culture is entering a new age of object plasticity and malleability. This is a massive paradigm shift, as for all of human experience the physical world has been governed by object permanence. With ubiquitous 3D scanning, we must now begin to reconfigure how we think about the physical world as it is captured, morphed, traded, re-contextualized and sold.
T+IP was a Fall semester 2014, semester-long directed study. We used a portable, hand-held 3D scanners in order to explore new uses for and ideas around the technology. This resulted in physical sculptures, conversations and legal thesis, that act as our response to what we believe may be the effects of 3D scanning on society.