This will be an unusual art talk as Bryan will also be talking about social networking (more details below)
Who: Universe City
What: An invitation to the closing of the "Only In Ogden"
slideshow and collaborative discussion about the Only In Ogden photography collection by Bryan J. Smith.
When: Friday, July 30, gallery hours 5-10pm; art talk at 7:00 pm
Please join us for the final showing of close to a thousand photos that celebrate the faces, events and community of Ogden. As part of the Universe City's annual “Portraits of Ogden” installation, this year's exhibit will close with an slideshow and collaborative discussion about the Only In Ogden photography collection by Bryan J. Smith.
One of the exciting things about this exhibit has been the integration of social networking technology, specifically the ongoing project of documenting “Only In Ogden” through shared photos on the Only In Ogden website and Facebook page. The sharing and “tagging” of people in online photographs is a fairly new practice that dramatically changes people's interactions with each other and their peripheral relationships. In many ways this new aspect of the internet has brought many of us closer together, has been the starting point for new friendships and has changed the level of what we know about each other. However, as with many new technologies and services, social networking websites also bring new issues, questions and concerns regarding privacy or lack there of.
The evening will also include refreshments and will conclude with musical entertainment. Please join us and come see how many Ogden faces and places you can recognize on the wall of the Universe City Gallery.