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INTERACTION Dialogue: Doing it in Public: Sound, Technology, and the Interactive City with Jessica Thompson

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CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2

Pay What You Can with a suggested $10 Donation

Since the invention of the transistor radio, people have used mobile technologies to create privacy within the public spaces of urban environments. While it is easy to blame our devices for disconnecting us from the sights and sounds of everyday life, the connections and interactions made possible through pervasive computing enable us to transform our experience of urban life. Jessica Thompson’s Swinging Suitcase, currently on view as part of INTERACTION at THEMUSEUM engages audiences through the playful use of technology by generating and broadcasting the sound of a flock of small birds in response to movement. In her presentation, Thompson will discuss this project and how interactive artworks provide new modes of engagement in, with and through the places where we live, work and play. This pay-what-you-can event is presented in partnership with CIGI and will be held at their campus on April 11 at 7:00pm.