Global | Local: Experiments in the Arts and Humanities


Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

Reem-Kayden Center

This 2-day conference will explore the relationships between technology and human experience as they play out across local and global contexts. Segments of each day will be organized around topics like human rights and viral activism, games and gaming, public engagement with scholarly research, the senses (touch, sound, vision) in digital society, and novel approaches to teaching and learning. The conference will feature prominent thinkers on these subjects from around the world, as well as a number of hands-on workshops, interactive experiences, and other opportunities for attendee participation. Events will include talks on #BlackLivesMatter and the Women’s March on Washington, socially engaged gameplay led by game designers and scholars, and demonstrations of interactive digital projects about locations from the Hudson Valley to South Sudan. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend; registration is free (lunches require an additional fee). For the schedule and list of presenters, go to:

This conference is presented by Experimental Humanities at Bard College and generously funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. unnamed-3