Presented by AOL, Seven on Seven pairs seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new —be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine— over the course of a single day. The seven teams are working together at locations around the New York City today. They unveil their ideas at a one-day event at the New Museum tomorrow — May 14, 2011. Seven on Seven is organized by Rhizome. Caterina Fake is delivering the opening remarks.
This year's teams:
Emily Roysdon and Kellan Elliott-McCrea
Liz Magic Laser and Ben Cerveny
Zach Lieberman and Bre Pettis
Rashaad Newsome and Jeri Ellsworth
Camille Utterback and Erica Sadun
Ricardo Cabello (Mr. doob) and Chris Poole (moot)
Stay tuned for tomorrow's live blog! In the meantime, take a look at the Seven on Seven participants' responses to the question: Do Artists and Technologists Create Things the Same Way? Join in the discussion on Quora. Don't miss ArtInfo's interview with executive director Lauren Cornell about Seven on Seven. And check out John Borthwick's blog post on the event, "Art and technology are two communities that are well represented here in New York and yet they dont intersect that frequently. This event was designed to become a bridge between these communities. As technology becomes more deeply engrained in our lives and society it will become part of what we consider to be art and vica-versa."
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