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Ari Melenciano: “Sculpting Consciousness: Mythopoesis, AI, and the Symphony of Cultural Metacognition”

Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 4:00pm

Lawrence Hall, room 115
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

Ari Melenciano’s art and research practice has existed at a pivotal nexus between collective consciousness and subconsciousness – studied through the harmonious interplay of mythopoesis, AI exploration, and cultural metacognition. In this talk, Ari unveils the threads that weave our collective narratives, transcending epochs and traditions. At the heart of her exploration lies an intricate dance between the avant-garde and the ancestral, molding new pathways of artistic synthesis. This session also delves into mythic realms and psychoanalytic inquiries, entwined with spiritual echoes from diasporas, fostering a deepened understanding of self and society.

Ari Melenciano is an artist, technologist, researcher, and theorist whose work reveals the synergy between computation, cultural metacognition, and transcendental expression. She teaches courses on design, technology, and society at universities in New York City.

Lectures are also live streamed and archived on YouTube