http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/exhibition/kallat In the first major presentation in an American museum of Jitish Kallat’s work, the contemporary Indian artist has designed a site-specific installation that connects two key historical moments—the First World Parliament of Religions held on September 11, 1893, and the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on that very date, 108 years later. The resulting work, Public Notice 3, creates a trenchant commentary on the evolution, or devolution, of religious tolerance across the 20th and 21st centuries.
With Public Notice 3, Kallat converts Vivekananda’s text to LED displays on each of the 118 risers of the historic Woman’s Board Grand Staircase of the Art Institute of Chicago, adjacent to the site of Vivekananda’s original address. Drawing attention to the great chasm between this speech of tolerance and the very different events of September 11, 2001, the text of the speech is displayed in the colors of the United States’ Department of Homeland Security alert system.
As I learn about Smart Technologies in Chicago and Social Studies/Art Integration at NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) in Denver over the next two weeks, I plan to stay connected with my students @ Twitter.com
Some of the questions I am exploring with this activity: Will students sign up and follow my tweets from the conferences? Will they find the content I add valuable and relevant? Will they respond and contribute relevant content? Will they create additional hashtags? Will they consider Twitter as an effective tool for teaching/learning under these circumstances? Will they use Twitter as a part of their PLN beyond this exploration? Will I tweet consistently? Will I tweet valuable, relevant content? Will I consider this an effective tool for teaching/learning under these circumstances?
(Students, remember I will be using #AED501 and #EDU301 as hashtags for our classes as well as various associated subjects such as #smartart, #recyledart and #puppetry, etc...). We can make more up as we go and explore what others contribute to the discussions. Just be sure to at least use your course number hashtag if your tweet is course related so we can sort conversations by courses.