Event Title

Sentinel is Watching You

Presenter Information

Bjoern Schuelke

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Description

The theme of surveillance technology has inspired Björn Schülke for a long time: From camera-equipped flying pigeons to James Bond’s spy gadgets to the actual development of military drones and autonomous war machines. What are the possibilities and what are the dangers of these technologies? How are they changing society? Schülke’s sculptures contemplate the complex relationship we hold with technology. Influenced by modern abstraction and instruments of scientific measurement, by the Dadaist tradition and Jean Tinguely, the theme of an absurd machine is the key to his work. His talk will focus on his art practice and his Drone and Observer series, including the large scale “Space Observer,” a permanent 28-foot interactive surveillance sculpture, built for the San Jose International Airport.

Location

Stewart 278

Start Date

11-6-2018 10:15 AM

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Nov 6th, 10:15 AM

Sentinel is Watching You

Stewart 278

The theme of surveillance technology has inspired Björn Schülke for a long time: From camera-equipped flying pigeons to James Bond’s spy gadgets to the actual development of military drones and autonomous war machines. What are the possibilities and what are the dangers of these technologies? How are they changing society? Schülke’s sculptures contemplate the complex relationship we hold with technology. Influenced by modern abstraction and instruments of scientific measurement, by the Dadaist tradition and Jean Tinguely, the theme of an absurd machine is the key to his work. His talk will focus on his art practice and his Drone and Observer series, including the large scale “Space Observer,” a permanent 28-foot interactive surveillance sculpture, built for the San Jose International Airport.