December 4, 2014, 1:30 p.m. — Intangible Architectures: Space, Video Games, and Virtual Realities
Explore how the design of video games, virtual realities, and social media has transformed contemporary perceptions of space, time, cities, and community. Distinctions between virtual and physical territories are no longer tenable, as text-based and two-dimensional representations of space evolve into realistic, three-dimensional environments that can be occupied by large numbers of people. Mobile and surveillance technologies enable data to penetrate our everyday lives, transforming even quotidian spaces into augmented realities. Such advances significantly impact our conceptions of privacy, public life, and urbanism.
In conjunction with the exhibition Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture
Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.
Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.