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2014.06.26 Thu - 2014.06.28 Sat
Opening Exhibition
06/26/2014 05:00
Bldg.18, No.50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai,China
+86 21 52715789
Opening Hours
11:00-18:00 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
ZHANG Ga (张尕)

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Technology is Culture
[Press Release]
Technology is Culture
Time: 14.00-16.00, 28th June, 2014
Venue: Chronus Art Center( Bldg. 18, NO.50 Moganshan Rd. Shanghai)
Speakers: Zhao Jiamin, Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber
Language: Chinese
Free for admission. Please make reservation via membership@chronusartcenter.org
About Talk: 
During this talk, we want to explore what it means if we see “technology as culture”. Zhao Jiamin has a deep knowledge of US technology culture, and his interest has always centered about the question of how technology shapes culture and the other way round. As founder of Yeeyan and dongxi.net, he has been instrumental in realizing translations projects about topics which embody this philosophy (Out of Control by Kevin Kelly, Job’s biography, amongst others). The latest endevour to explore this area is the mook <1024·The Co-evolution of Human and Machine> which translates seminal texts by thinkers who analyze this relationship from the angle of technology, philosophy, moral implications etc. The relationship between technology and culture is also central to the world’s earliest festival for digital art, Ars Electronica in Austria, in which Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber has been involved since the 90s: it is an ongoing inquiry into the interdependency between technology, culture and society and what this means for us as individuals and societies.About Speakers:
Zhao Jiamin is the co-founder and CEO of Yeeyan. He used to work for Oracle Corp, engaging in the research and development of supply chain and optimization of inventory module. Mr. Zhao graduated from University of Southern California with doctor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering as well as a master‘s degree in computer science. He studied at the department of automation of Tsinghua University and got bachelor’s degree of automatic control theory and application.Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber (AT) is a translator, editor and project manager. Since the 1980s she has been working for major German publishers. Since the mid 90s, she has been working on projects for Ars Electronica. Most recently, she is focussing on cultural exchange projects between China and German speaking countries.

About Us:
Chronus Art Center (CAC) is the first non-profit art organization in China to focus on new media art experiments, production, exhibition and education. It was co-founded by entrepreneur Dillion Zhang, independent curator Li Zhenhua, and Hu Jieming, who is a pioneer artist in Chinese digital media and video installation. Founded in the autumn of 2013, CAC gives the most direct support to the creation and education of new media art in China and abroad through residency programs, a student creation fund, exhibitions, public education activities, publications, and new media documentation. As an attractive platform of innovation, CAC aims at providing a communication space for artists, curators, and scholars from different areas, where the public can also experience the artists’ creative ideas; understand the social, cultural and political significance of new media, and find a new point of view to contemplate contemporary society.