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February 22, 2018

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Release Date: 01/22/2018

9e2: Panel Discussion on Seattle's Intersection of Art, Science and Technology at The Seattle Public Library Jan. 29

an art installation

How does new technology in Seattle foster the growth of art and science? Join The Seattle Public Library for a conversation exploring the intersection of art, science and technology in our city from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.


Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.


9e2's founder and creative director John Boylan will be in conversation with Siren CEO and artist Susie Lee, fearless360º executive director and film producer Sandy Cioffi, ceramic artist and engineer Christopher Shaw, and others. The group will discuss how Seattle's communities and culture grows connections between art, science and technology. Discussion topics will include:


  • What are the city's strengths and weaknesses around applying technology and science in new, creative ways?


  • How does Seattle's role as a major tech center mesh with putting technology in the hands of artists, budding artists, and other creative people?


  • What avenues have we developed, and can we develop, for making that happen?



This conversation is a continuation of a discussion begun with the 9e2 Festival in 2016. 9e2 is an art exhibit and performance series with the same spark as "9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering," an iconic 1966 exhibition in New York that sparked a new era of collaboration between artists, scientists and engineers. Fifty years later, 9e2 embraces that same spirit of experimentation and collaboration with a new series of projects. 9e2 draws together artists, engineers and scientists from across the United States, as well as from Seattle's art community, technology companies, and schools.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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