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Friday, May 6 • 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Empowerment through technology or the myth of the obsolescence

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In a society that looks for a smarter and more conscious use of the natural resources, sustainability become an essential consideration in every production process. This talk aims to focus on the use of wasted and obsolete equipment, pointing out to the importance of being critical and resourceful in terms of our relationship with nature and its resources that it provides, demystifying the complexity of approaching technology for daily tasks. I'll talk about examples such as working with fashion designers and the design and construction of prosthetic devices for humans inspired by animal behaviors using only recycled electronics and wasted machines.

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Juan Cortes

Artist, Hyphen Hub
Colombian artist, born in 1989, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. My works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. I'm interested in sound and the natural forces which are the base and foundation of my work. He is also interested in investigative... Read More →

Friday May 6, 2016 12:15pm - 12:30pm EDT
Clemente Center
  Arts Hub, Talk