Creating Knowledge and Control installed in the Hood Museum's Gutman Gallery. Photo by Brian Wagner.
Doug Rickard, #40.805716, Bronx, NY (2007),from the series A New American Picture, 2011, archival pigment print. Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W’18 Fund and the James and Barbara Block Acquisitions Endowment; Selected by participants in the seminar “Museum Collecting 101”: Annabelle Bardenheier, Class of 2019; Maria Sarela Brenes, Class of 2017; Maclean Calihan, Class of 2017; Kang-Chun Cheng, Class of 2017; Palden Flynn, Class of 2018; Lena S. Gandevia, Class of 2019; Ishaan H. Jajodia, Class of 2020; Makena Kauhane, Class of 2019; John Ling, Class of 2017; Morgan Moinian, Class of 2020; Oscar Rodriguez de la Vega Olivares, Tuck Class of 2017; Emily H. Yang, Class of 2018; 2017.38. © Doug Rickard
A Space for Dialogue
Creating Knowledge and Control features works that explore technology as a top-down, disciplinary tool that restructures space, time, and the relations among people and activities. Today, such tools are created and used not only by governments, but also by multinational corporations that leverage the potential of managed information systems and big data. As technology and information management evolves, questions arise regarding whether and how we should govern these tools of control and surveillance, and this installation explores these issues.
A Space for Dialogue: Fresh Perspectives on the Permanent Collection from Dartmouth’s Students, founded with support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr. ’66, and Pamela J. Joyner '79.