Make Something New: Announing 7000x7000.tw
Now open to artists & technologists in Taiwan.

In a special partnership made possible by Taipei Cultural Center New York, Rhizome and Digital Art Center Taipei (DAC) have teamed up to debut a new art-and-technology collaboration platform, 7000x7000.tw. The platform is open to students in Taiwan colleges and universities who have a focus on art and/or technology. Working together in pairs, they’ll be given a simple assignment: make something new. 

Developed by Rhizome and \Art at Cornell Tech, 7000x7000.tw is an extension of the long-running 7x7 program. Founded in 2010, Seven on Seven brings together leading figures in art and technology for deep conversation and creative collaboration. After working together for a short period, they share what they’ve made—a prototype, a sketch, an artwork—as part of a day-long conference.

A lightweight web, email, and Discord-based app, 7000×7000 allows users to meet and select potential collaborators to be guided together through a proposal-making process, with curatorial support. Participants fill out a brief profile, select one another, and begin a seven-day collaboration, which culminates in the development of a short proposal. Successful proposals are given further resources and the opportunity to develop projects further with guidance from DAC and Rhizome curators. 

DAC and Rhizome plan to team up for a full 7x7 event in the coming months, and successful pairings from 7000x7000 will be featured as part of the program. 

7000x7000.tw is made possible by Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Ministry of Culture. 

 

一起創造新東西吧!7000x7000.tw計畫上線囉!

紐約知名科技藝術組織Rhizome的品牌活動「7X7」移師台灣。駐紐約台北文化中心攜手Rhizome和台北數位藝術中心合作,首次推動以年輕人為對象的「7000X7000」計畫。延續「7X7」不設限精神,即日起公開徵選參加者,經過策展團隊篩選媒合,配對來自不同專業背景的參加者共同組隊合創提案。提案內容不受任何限制,可以是天馬行空的瘋狂點子。但只有一個終極目標ー「創造新的東西吧!」

「7000X7000」計畫是由Rhizome與康乃爾大學科技校區的 \Art 機構共同開創。延續Rhizome「7X7」計畫跨域不設限的精神。「7X7」計畫​​是Rhizome於2010開始推動的指標性年度活動。每年邀請七位當代藝術家與七位來自科技創新領域專家配對合作,基於不設限的精神,結合藝術思維和先端科技,創造出前所未有的全新想像。並在為期一日的「7X7」年會中向全世界發表。

「7000X7000」計畫則是利用網站、電子郵件、通訊軟體Discord。參與者只要填寫簡單的個人基本資料,就可以透過篩選配對機制與其他來自不同專業背景,卻擁有共通特點的參與者配對組合。並在配對成功後,利用七天的時間討論並遞交提案。成功遞交的提案將能得到DAC與Rhizome專業策展人的指導,最終會篩選出七組提案,頒與專案執行獎金,並在未來有發表及展覽的機會。

而其中也將遴選出一組提案,成為接下來DAC與Rhizome合作推出的7x7主活動中的參與來賓。向全世界發表他們的提案。