Engaging youth through mural arts
For four weeks in Summer 2015, David Burke was in Vientiane, Laos, where he facilitated community workshops for youth to learn more about how public murals can be used to address social challenges. Workshop participants were invited to propose and implement mural concepts and other public art project concepts that relate to environmental health in Laos. i:cat Gallery hosted the program, including workshops, production events, and final exhibition of the community-driven work.
We have awarded the third round of the American Arts Incubator “small grants” to local Lao artists and organizations. The public presentation of...
Since January 2017, I have been attempting to become a human version of Amazon Alexa, a voice-activated AI system for people in their own homes. The project is called LAUREN. Anyone can visit get-lauren.com to sign up. The process begins with an installation of a...read more
Each evening as I wind down here in the Bay Area, my partners in Nepal begin their work day. Though worlds apart, we have been in such close contact online that I feel a part of me is already there. In just three weeks, the rest of me will catch up, and I will be...read more
Heidi Boisvert, [radical] signs of life. Camera, Jim DeSeve; Editing, Yoni Turkienicz. For the past 15 years, I anticipated future tech trends and used emerging media and technology to support social justice campaigns addressing violence and advancing values of...read more