Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image Wednesday, Jun 1
(7:30 p.m.) Location: The Wild Detectives, 314 W. Eighth St. Oak Cliff. Dallas, TX 75208.

What if modernism had been characterised by evolving, interconnected and multi-sensory images rather than by the monolithic objects often described by its artists and theorists? In this groundbreaking book, Charissa Terranova unearths a forgotten narrative of modernism, which charts the influence that biology, General Systems Theory and cybernetics had on art in the twentieth century. From kinetic and interactive art to early computer art and installations spanning an entire city, she shows that the digital image was a rich and expansive artistic medium of modernism.

Discussion between Charissa N. Terranova, author of Art as Organism and Janeil Engelstad, Founding Director of Make Art with Purpose, MAP

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The Machine in the Garden at Bathhouse Cultural Center Saturday, May 7 - Saturday, Jun 4
(12 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Location: Bathhouse Cultural Center, 521 E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75218.

Reception at Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas
Saturday, May 7th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Curators:  Dr. Reynaldo Thompson, Marilyn Waligore

From the simulation of cells multiplying in a laboratory petri dish, to the creation of biocybernetic art objects functioning within the landscape, these artists affirm that our 21st century experience of nature has become forever transformed by the impact of science and technology. Our gardens at times appear fragile, positioned at the edge of industrial factories and highways, or enlisted in complex systems to generate our food supply. Yet new possibilities exist for the role of the machine within an ecosystem, through a fostering of symbiosis.

This exhibition is sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Guanajuato, Salamanca, and the Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, and is curated by Dr. Reynaldo Thompson, University of Guanajuato, Salamanca, and by Marilyn Waligore, Professor of Photography / Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas. Artists in this exhibition include Jaime Bailleres, Twyla Bloxham, Gilberto Esparza, Bautista Vargas Gonzalo Gabriel, Mitzi Hallmark, Eric Keig, David Witherspoon, and Carlo Zinzi.