|Friday, December 3, 1999 |
9:30 - 6:00 p.m.
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
(Lower level of the McGraw-Hill Building)
Pre-Registration by December 1
(to arrive/not postmark!)
$10 ($5 students) or $20 at the door.
Despite the auspicious change that the new millennium will soon mark on the pages of our calendars, I am sure that each of us daily observes the enigmatic nature of time. Time flies, expands, contracts, escapes and alludes us, depending upon our vantagepoint at any given moment. Without even realizing it perhaps, some of those same commonplace words and phrases that we use to describe time are also used by scientists to define the concepts of Einstein's theory of relativity and quantum physics.
FUTURE TIME, an all-day symposium to be held on Friday, December 3, 1999, is co-produced by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), and the Chinese Information and Culture Center and Taipei Gallery, New York. It is featured in conjunction with the gallery's opening of their TIME MIGRATION exhibition from Dec. 3 - Jan.21, 2000. FUTURE TIME was chosen as the title for this symposium because I believe the second industrial revolution, that of digital technology, has dramatically altered our perceptions, use, and feelings about time.
Presenting perspectives of dynamic diversity within a holistic framework is the imperative with which ASCI approaches the issues of its public forums. Therefore, FUTURE TIME integrates the voice and work of visionary art professionals together with unique "seers" in science, Chinese philosophy, science fiction, sociology, history, and business to concoct a dialogue that will fill you to the brim with possibility!
Mathematician/physicist Brian Greene, author of the best-selling book, The Elegant Universe, and our morning keynote, will talk about some of the essential insights on time from relativity and quantum mechanics on a non-technical level. The digital media presentation he has developed for his students at Columbia University promises to also mesmerize and thrill our audience. Equally impressive will be the scope, depth, and passion that artist, Agnes Denes' brings to her creation of various types of time-capsules from as early as the 1960's to her recent global environmental works that will be protected for the next 400 years. From the ancient wisdom of The I Ching; to recent sociological observations; future predictions by the noted science fiction novelist, Greg Benford; and a proposal for the adoption of Universal/ Internet Time by Swatch Group (the Swiss watch-makers), this investigation promises to be a memorable journey into the future of time.
Founder/Director of ASCI
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