Within an innovative format fostering critical thinking and knowledge sharing, this workshop will feature three different approaches to the intersection of art and technology for transformation and social equity. Whether it is through exhibitions, innovative artistic practices or via anti-oppression and inclusion audience programs, we will be looking at how technology could achieve impact and systemic change. Join us on October 19th at 6:00 PM.
Charlotte Kent, PhD, Associate Prof. at Montclair State Univ., explores art, digital culture, and absurdity’s impact on contemporary politics and ecology. Co-editor of *Contemporary Absurdities, Existential Crises, and Visual Art*. She employs intersectional feminism to engage with artists and designers challenging power structures. An Editor-at-Large for The Brooklyn Rail, she contributes to journals, catalogs, and books. Scholar-in-Residence at NXT Museum, co-curated RealTime’s *Lilypads*. Kent’s style disrupts classical hierarchies, infusing humor into art writing. CUNY Grad Center, St. John’s College alumna.
With 20+ years in museums, Carolyn Royston drives tech-driven change, connecting cultures. As Deputy Director at Brooklyn Museum, she enhances engagement, leading research, branding, and digital content. Former Chief Experience Officer at Cooper Hewitt, she integrated online and in-gallery interactions, showcasing design’s societal impact. Adept at diverse US and UK institutions like Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Oxford Cultural Leadership, Getty Leadership Institute honoree. Ex-President of Museum Computer Network, current board member at Association of American Art Curators.
Alfredo Salazar-Caro is a creator and world builder living/working between Mexico City, NYC, and Online. His works are an amalgamation of Portraiture, Installation, Documentary, Video, XR, Social Sculpture and Speculative Architecture. Salazar-Caro is co-creator and creative director of DiMoDA, The Digital Museum of Digital Art. Since 2015, DiMoDA has been a groundbreaking project that functions as a VR institution and exhibition platform dedicated to the development of XR Art. His work has been exhibited globally. Notable exhibitions include: Tribeca Film Festival, Dreamlands @ Whitney Museum, Die Ungerahmte Welt, HeK Switzerland and many more. .His work can be seen in publications such as Leonardo, Cultured Magazine, Vice Magazine.