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CULTIVATE SciArt Happy Hour - Encaustic Techno Touch

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Rutledge Cab Co.

1300 Rutledge Ave.

Charleston, SC 29403

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Science + Art happy hours are back! Enjoy a brief science presentation, art demonstration & creation, and inspiring community conversations. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

TUESDAY, February 25th, 6-8 pm
"Transmitting Touch: New Frontiers of Haptic Holograms and Tactile Techno-Love" with Dr. David Parisi, Professor of Emerging Media, College of Charleston AND "Textures & Temperatures through Encaustic Art" with local artist Marielena Martinez.

Can we digitize and transmit touch the way we have images and sounds? What could we do with such technology? Join us for an engaging conversation about emerging technologies capable of transmitting touch with Dr. David Parisi, Associate Professor of Emerging Media in the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston. Haptic smartphone screens are just the tip of the iceberg. What if you could wear a t-shirt for friends to send you hugs on a tough day? How about explore the Brazilian rainforest, complete with sweat and itchy bug bites? Or step foot on Antarctica? What are the possibilities? What are the concerns? Prepare to have your imagination blown and the opportunity to take home your own signed copy of Parisi’s new book, Archaeologies of Touch. Then experience the complexities of touch as Marielena Martinez introduces us to encaustic painting. Using rough textures of wood and sandpaper, hot wax and cool surfaces, you will further appreciate all the information we gather through touch and make some beautiful images along the way.

$15 LEARN, CREATE & TAKE HOME ORIGINAL ART. Students FREE and Educator discount. Great food and happy hour specials, including $1 off happy hour all event long and 10% evenings sales will be donated by Rutledge Cab Co. to help support more Community Science + Art!

This is meant to be a fun, informal, community event for adults & youths. Drop-ins welcome, but get your tickets today to avoid lines and help us plan. Free Parking!

See what else we're cultivating:
www.CultivateSciArt.org

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Rutledge Cab Co.

1300 Rutledge Ave.

Charleston, SC 29403

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