Great Falls, Montana
digital photo collage
This piece was originally displayed in the 2014-2015 exhibition Beyond Memory: The Daydreams of Corinne Geertsen. It is a digital arts piece that depicts a young child exploring the world with the help of their tiger friend. It demonstrates the innocence and curiosity of youth while simultaneously showing the power of these attributes.
Silvia Liz Davis
Davis designs her pieces to appear both realistic and artificial. This allows the viewer to connect with the work, while also introducing them to something unique. This piece was created from the wood of an old door, which was laminated and sculpted to create the form of a dog. It was a challenge that required creative thinking by Davis, and she loved finding ways to get the result she desired.
Omaskêko Cree of Moose Cree First Nation
ABS plastic (3D printing)
Duane Linklater translates traditional American Indian artworks using modern technologies. Linklater used a 3D scanner to make a digital copy of this original artwork, Raven Mask by a Kwakwaka'wakw artist. He is interested in how physical details of the artwork are lost through translation of media, much like emotional or spiritual details of indigenous artworks are lost by being in a museum—rather than staying within the culture. How is reality effected by social media?
Japanese, Sengoku Period
steel, iron, silk, leather, wood, hemp, and lacquer
Armor in Japan changed dramatically after contact with Europeans, in large part due to evolving weapons and technology. Before yokohagi okegawa ni-mai-do, or "plate armor," was introduced, samurai armor was constructed from hundreds of pieces of metal pieced together. This new style gained popularity because it was more durable against metal bullets, cheap to produce, and easy to maintain. What clothing will you need in your job? What materials and technologies will you use to make it?
- What do you think of when you think of “technology?” How has this idea changed over time? Share some ideas and write them together on the board.
- What are some common themes?
- Work in small groups to brainstorm a current world problem. How could technology (current and future) help solve this problem?