[ISEA94] Panel: Carol Gigliotti – On animals, children, and seeing deeply

Panel Statement

Panel: Pedagogy of the Oppressed 

The impact of the Cartesian paradigm on the natural world has been immense. How do the two most consistently oppressed groups in this culture animals and children, fare in the context of the Cartesian coordinate system?

Virtual environments (VE) and visual components of artificial life (Al) systems are two of the more recent additions to our efforts at simulating the natural world. Animals and children
share a lack of integration into the pervading cultural constructions of that world. What effect will the present developments in the fields of VE and Al have upon the development and quality of life for these two groups?

  • Carol Gigliotti, Ph. D. Assistant Professor, Department of Art Education, Education and
    Technology Liaison, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, USA.