This month we will explore a conversation around the technologies that enable us a humans to transform raw material into artifacts that live on beyond our time on this planet. The variety of materials that come from a tree are incredible and trees themselves are an incredible specimen of biotechnology. More recently exploration into bioproducts have enabled a whole new realm of interesting possibilities for design and regional development.
Multidisciplinary artist John Velten will be joining the conversation to share his experience in working from a digital driven practice to a material practice using modern forms of technology to execute an array of creative work. He explores both the modern realms of technology, and the ancient technologies of his indigenous culture that inform a way of working with materials, making creative decisions and sharing with the community.