April 30, 2011 - RHIZOME - Seven on Seven: A conference bridging contemporary art and technology
April 30, 2011

Seven on Seven: A conference bridging contemporary art and technology

AOL Presents Seven on Seven:
A conference bridging contemporary art and technology

May 14, 2011 from 1–6pm at the New Museum

rhizome.org

AOL is pleased to present Seven on Seven, a conference that brings together leading figures from the fields of art and technology around the creation of new ideas. Set to take place on May 14, 2011 from 1–6pm at the New Museum in New York, Seven on Seven will feature presentations by seven teams, each comprised of one artist and one technologist, who will share a new idea they have developed while working in collaboration over the course of a single day. The conference is organized by Rhizome, a nonprofit organization dedicated to emerging artistic practices that engage technology, and an affiliate of the New Museum in New York.

The Seven on Seven participants technologists are Andy Baio, of Expert Labs; Ben Cerveny, president of Bloom Studio; Kellan Elliott-McCrea, formerly Flickr Architect now VP of engineering at Etsy; Jeri Ellsworth, engineer and game designer; Bre Pettis, founder of Makerbot and NYCresistor; Chris Poole, aka “moot,” founder of 4Chan and Canvas; and Erica Sadun, noted iPhone app designer. The artists are Michael Bell-Smith, Ricardo Cabello, Cao Fei, Liz Magic Laser, Zach Lieberman, Rashaad Newsome, and Camille Utterback. The seven teams will work together at spaces around New York City on Friday, May 13th to develop an idea for something new—be it an application, social media, artwork, design, product or whatever they imagine. The conference on Saturday, May 14th will include 20-minute presentations by each team, with time allotted for conversation with the intimate audience at the New Museum.

Seven on Seven is inspired by ’9 Evenings,’ an influential 1966 event organized by E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) that paired visual artists, musicians and dancers with scientists and engineers. Seven on Seven first took place in April 2010, and featured teams including video artist Ryan Trecartin and Tumblr founder David Karp, who created Riverthe.net, a dynamic video-sharing application that also allows users to create their own video playlists and was featured in the New Museum’s fall 2010 “Free” exhibition, as well as Delicious founder and former Google programmer Joshua Schachter and Raqs Media Collective’s Monica Narula, who founded an application that allows participants to pay away personal guilt by financially supporting good deeds. Following this successful first year, AOL presents the 2011 Seven on Seven, as their commitment to creativity and innovation syncs with the conference goals.

For information and tickets, please visit the Seven on Seven website: www.rhizome.org/sevenonseven

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