Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!

Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!

Oct. 5, 2013 – Aug. 31, 2014
Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

Image Gallery

"Robotmas" by Kenny Irwin Jr.
"Robotmas" by Kenny Irwin Jr.

2013. Mixed Media Installation. Collection of the artist.

"Gorilla" by Dean Millien
"Gorilla" by Dean Millien

2011. 100% Aluminum Foil. Collection of Paul Yandura.

"VEND IT/MEND IT" by Roy Fender
"VEND IT/MEND IT" by Roy Fender

Vending machine. Gift of the artist.

"Code Pink Lights Up The World" by Sally Willowbee
"Code Pink Lights Up The World" by Sally Willowbee

2010. Aluminum kitchenware and junk jewelry. Collection of the artist.

Installation of carved wood sculptures by Fred Carter
Installation of carved wood sculptures by Fred Carter

From the collection of Mary Carter Owens and Vel-Holly Fleming

"Untitled" by David Knopp
"Untitled" by David Knopp

1975 Fir and birch plywood. Gift of the artist.

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About the Exhibition

"AVAM’s 'SINGULARITY' exhibition sought to explore the blessings, alongside the justifiable fears and dangers, of the rapidly increasing power, presence, and influence of technology in our lives. The goal was to do so in plain language. Expressed through the eyes of 40+ visionary artists, cutting-edge futurists, and inventors, AVAM sought to promote an honest contemplation of the future of warfare, personal privacy, and transhumanism (the very real effort to download soul, intellect, and human memory into a machine that will not die or grow old.) Pleasing an audience of Nobel Prize Laureates and schoolchildren alike, this show asked, 'Two billion personal computers later, post DNA-sequencing, are we on the road to becoming a better, healthier, happier, less warlike, human race?'" - Founder, Director, and Chief Curator, Rebecca Hoffberger

our generous sponsors

PLATINUM
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

GOLD
Dobkin Family Foundation, The Philip & Harriet Klein Foundation, Inc., Max's Taphouse, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pakula, Urban Chic

SILVER
Ann and Harvey Clapp, Jane Daniels, DLA Piper, John J. Leidy Foundation, Just Folk/Marcy Carsey & Susan Baerwald, Key Tech, Linehan Family Foundation, Thomas & Linda McCabe. The Alvin & Louise Myerberg Family Foundation, Arnold & Alison Richman, Sims Recycling Solutions, Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, Aegon Transamerica Foundation Baltimore

BRONZE
Robert E. Meyerhoff & Rheda Becker, Mary Catherine Bunting, Richard & Rosalee C. Davison Foundation, Barbara and Louis Denrich, John Sondheim & Emily Greenberg, George & Betsy Hess/MIDABI Philanthropic Fund, Maryellyn Lynott, Two Boots Pizza

Exhibition Supporters
Charles C. Baum Foundation, Mike & Patti Batza, Lois & Philip Macht Family Philanthropic Fund, Sayra & Neil Meyerhoff, Joan Develin Coley & Lee Rice, Eric Siegel & Family, Jan Weinberg

Public Support
AVAM would like to thank the following public institutions for their generous annual operating support – Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland State Department of Education, The Citizens of Baltimore County & the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences, The Howard County Government & the Howard County Arts Council

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