Many people crave the best technology available, seeking out the newest game system, phone, computer, tablet, programs, and more. Manufacturers are well aware of this demand for technological advances and make the smallest changes to their items in order to sell the “new” model the very next year. Further, many electronics are intentionally built not to last; planned obsolescence in technology is nothing new, but seemingly increased over time. Between the shoddy quality of gadgets and new items coming out annually, people insist they need the next upgrade. There is no slowing down to this hyper consumerism of technology resulting in a surplus of “useless” electronics.
DEPS’ newest gallery, The Arcade takes its name from the building’s previous incarnation when it was known as The Arcade Building. With sweeping views of Grant Park, the gallery exhibits all media, with a particular focus on new media and interdisciplinary art.
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
OUT THERE: An Existential Crisis of Intergalactic Proportions
Oct. 24, 2013 - Dec. 13, 2013
Chicago Curates Columbia: Audio Arts and Acoustics
Mar. 19, 2014 - May. 02, 2014