After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the Ammerman Center for Art and Technology’s biennial symposium returned to Connecticut College in full color this November.G
oing on three years since “social distancing” entered the lexicon and live performance took a reluctant intermission, artists, technologists and scholars from around the world gathered on the Connecticut College campus to challenge perspectives on what it means to engage, assemble and participate.
The visually stunning and thought-provoking results were on full display at “CONTACT: The 17th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology,” held Nov. 10-12.
“In the contemporary vocabulary, ‘contact’ is something to be avoided in physical interactions or something perhaps just out of reach in our remote relationships with others. Contact also contains the promise of new and continued engagement within communities and among disparate institutions and so-called disciplines,” said Nadav Assor, the Judith Ammerman ’60 Director of the Ammerman Center and an associate professor of art at Conn.