FREE Family Day & Kids’ Workshops @ PULSE Art +Technology Festival, Savannah

Pulse Art Technology Festival Savannah PULSE Art + Technology Festival – January 21-25 2015 @ Telfair Museums in Savannah – celebrates inventive, interactive technology-based art

The annual festival invites visitors of all ages to see and learn for themselves how pioneering artists use progressive technology to create transformative electronic art. Open to the public. All PULSE events at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts are free of charge.

Pre-PULSE workshops run from January 16-18 and feature “how to’s” on making an electronic music toy and 3D Printing, along with a demonstration on interactive projection with guests offered the opportunity to try it themselves.

Workshops for youths and adults will provide introduction to technologies from the Oculus Rift virtual reality system to 3D printing, drones, and electronic music.

Guests of all ages can participate in a Free Family Day on Saturday, January 24 from 1-4 pm. Free Family Day will highlight “do-it-yourself” technology projects from the Savannah area.

PULSE offers offsite workshops and programs by local partners including Armstrong Atlantic State University. Workshop participants are able to take advantage of university-grade lab facilities that will enhance their PULSE experience.

Most PULSE programs are free thanks to the City of Savannah and Hargray Communications.

PULSE Schedule:

Please note schedule is subject to change.
Visit for most up-to-date schedule.

PULSE Opening Lecture by Video Sculptor Katja Loher and Reception
Wednesday, January 21, 6 pm / Jepson Center
DJ and cash bar following lecture

Artist Panel for Students, featuring Katja Loher and Purring Tiger (Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai)
Thursday, January 22, 11 am / Jepson Center

Lecture and Dance Performance by Purring Tiger (Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai)
Thursday, January 22, 6 pm / Jepson Center

Performance by the Medeology Collective
Thursday, January 22, 7 pm / Jepson Center

Artist Panel for Students Featuring PULSE Artists
Friday, January 23, 11 am / Jepson Center

Performance by Miwa Matreyek and Outdoor Projections by Switzon Wigfall III
Friday, January 23, 6pm / Telfair Academy
Ticketed event: $5 general admission

PULSE Offsite Event: Technology Projects
Friday, January 23, 7:30 pm / Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull Street

Children’s Workshop: Artbots! by the Hatch
Saturday, January 24, 10 am – 12 pm / Location TBA
Pre-registration required, please call 912.790.8823 or visit

PULSE Free Family Day
Saturday, January 24, 1-4 pm / Jepson Center
Admission is free, thanks to project funding from the City of Savannah and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Miwa Matreyek Matinee Performance, 3 pm / Telfair Academy
Come to the largest event of the festival for an all-ages celebration of cool tech projects by local and national artists and makers! Children can make small robots and enjoy activities in the museum studios. Local artists, including young makers from Savannah’s STEM Academy, will demonstrate projects. STEM Academy instructor Amanda Fox will lead a “Green Screen Improv” activity for young people. At 3 pm, everyone can go next door to the Telfair Academy for a special matinee performance by Miwa Matreyek that blends live action and animation.

GIF Film Festival – presented by Art Rise Savannah, and Performance by the Medeology Collective
Saturday, January 24, 6 pm / Jepson Center

Curator’s Tour
Sunday, January 25, 1 pm / Jepson Center
Pre-registration required, please call 912.790.8823 or visit

General Information on Telfair Museums:

For a fee of $20, visitors may purchase a triple-site pass that expires a week after purchase and gives one-time entry to the Jepson Center, the Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House. Group tours are available for groups of 10 or more.

Military – active, reserve, and veterans – and their families are invited to Telfair Museums free of charge through November 10, 2015, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fifth Third Bank (Georgia).

Museum Hours:
Sunday and Monday 12-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

For more information, call 912.790.8800 or visit

Jepson Center – 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square
Telfair Academy – 121 Barnard Street, on Telfair Square
Owens-Thomas House – 124 Abercorn Street, on Oglethorpe Square

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