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San Francisco, California 94110

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Root Division invites you to Algorithmia, an exhibition about problem solving.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14th, 7-10 pm

This exhibition explores the relationship between math, science, programming, and the effect these have on our relationship to the changing world. Unlike many math oriented shows of the past, this exhibition does not draw the line at simply defining algorithm as the use of a mathematical equation, but rather opens up the door to a broad array of artistic interpretations, both literally and conceptually referential.

Just as the algorithms of nature constantly work in flux to solve and create problems, so does the human use of algorithmic processes towards advancement. The science fictions of yesterday are rapidly becoming the realities that shape our everyday. From iPods shuffling our favorite songs and videos, to web applications that allow us to do everything remotely online, to the “smart bombs” that target enemies of the corporate world, we are surrounded by the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of computational progress.

Algorithmia consists of both physical and web-based work, presenting diverse procedures for problem solving, and explores the ways these methods, in turn, program us.

Featured Artists (in Gallery):
Elizabeth Deters
Carlos Castellanos
Bryan Hewitt
Vita Hewitt
Elyse Hochstadt
Ryan Jones*
Emmanuelle Namont Kouznetsov
Conrad M. Meyers III*
Lauren Scime*
Luther Thie
More TBA!
*Root Division Resident Artists

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14th, 7-10 pm
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20

Exhibition Dates: March 11th–28th, 2009
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays- Saturdays, 12-4 pm (or by appointment)

Official Website: http://www.rootdivision.org

Added by rootdivision on February 4, 2009