Check out artists Liz Magic Laser, Michael Bell-Smith, Zach Lieberman, Emily Roysdon, Ricardo Cabello (mr. doob), Camille Utterback, and Rashaad Newsome paired with technologists Ben Cerveny, Andy Baio, Bre Pettis, Kellan Elliott-McCrea, Chris Poole, Erica Sadun, Jeri Ellsworth. Paired in teams of two, they were challenged develop something new—be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine—over the course of a single day.
Last Friday, Seven on Seven participants teamed up to invent something new and on Saturday they presented these projects at the conference held at the New Museum. Videos of the participants working on their projects at AOL's New York office are up on AOL Artists. Videos from the conference will be posted shortly.
Live blog of the Seven on Seven conference May 14th.
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."
[Note: The hashtag for Seven on Seven on twitter is #AOL7on7]
We come to the last of our Seven on Seven pairings with
Ricardo Cabello and Christopher "moot" Poole. Among other HTML5 and ActionScript experiments, Mr. doob is known for The Wilderness Downtown. Moot preserves the culture of online anonymity with the websites he's created, 4chan and Canvas...
This week we are announcing Seven on Seven teams in advance of Saturday's event. Camille Utterback and Erica Sadun are game changers in art and technology. Camille Utterback's interactive installations have appeared in public spaces like San Jose's City Hall, and soon Sacramento airport. Erica Sadun books on programming, digital video, and digital photography likely sit on the shelves of many emerging artists and technologists...
Seven on Seven participants answer the question: Do you think artists and technologists create things the same way?
I think that even the broad group of people who call themselves artists create in wildly divergent ways. Conceptual, skilled, unskilled, improvisational, political, strategic, trendy, abstract, collective - these are barely one field of production, yet we unite them somehow. A 'technologist' could easily identify and situate themselves as an artist, it is a choice of field and context. Production and discourse.
I firmly believe technologists and artists operate in a very similar manner, as researchers, and begin the process of making by asking interesting and pertinent questions of the world around them, and working creatively to build the answers...
Continuing with our announcing the artists and technologists paired for Seven on Seven, our next team is Rashaad Newsome & Jeri Ellsworth. Rashaad Newsome once hacked a Nintendo Wii controller for real-time remixing of the performance "Shade Compositions" at The Kitchen. Jeri Ellsworth invented a Commodore 64 emulator within a joystick.
This week we are announcing the pairings of artists and technologists for Seven on Seven. Teammates Zachary Lieberman & Bre Pettis are both experienced tinkerers, building functional devices and conceiving new ideas for them. Lieberman's work in augmented reality and Pettis' innovations in 3D printing are examples of how the teammates explore issues related to materialization and representation...
Liz Magic Laser & Ben Cerveny are our third team as we announce the pairings of artists and technologists for Seven on Seven. Both the artist and technologist explore ideas of urban space, play, interaction, and performance...