Come to the opening reception for Recoding CripTech
, with an artist panel discussion and Q&A led by disability scholar and UC Berkeley professor Karen Nakamura, as well as disability activist Alice Wong. The panel will explore how the political work of cripping technologies exposes disparities in access to such technologies. It will also offer insight into the aesthetic motivations of participating artists, particularly how their work embodies the exhibition’s themes. Attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A session with the panelists as well. The discussion will be recorded and turned into an episode of Wong’s Disability Visibility
podcast. An art exhibition and three-part series of community events, Recoding CripTech
reimagines enshrined notions of what a body can be or do through creative technologies, and how it can move, look, or communicate. As the term “crip” reclaims the word for disability culture and recognizes disability as a cultural and political identity, so too do artists hack technologies to dismantle barriers to access. By creating new kinds of social and sensory interactions with technology, these artists portend a crip aesthetic for media arts that honors the diversity of human bodies. SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103 The reception will start at 6 pm and end at 9 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020. All events are free and ADA accessible. Street parking only. For more information, go to somarts.org/events/recodingcriptech
or contact Vanessa Chang, Curator, Vanessa@codame.com
or Carolina Quintanilla, Curatorial Residency & Partnerships Director, Carolina@somarts.org
, 415-863-1414 This exhibition is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.