Nextcity: The Art of the Possible
Part of New Silent
$8 General Public, $6 Members
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Rhizome's New Silent Series looks at the ways digital technologies have fundamentally altered our lives and experiences of urban space. Featured projects by Stamen Design, J. Meejin Yoon, and Christian Nold blur the boundaries between art, design and technological development. Moderated and introduced by Everyware author Adam Greenfield.
Emergent digital technologies are rapidly changing both the face of our cities and our daily experience of them, whether invoked in the production of architectural form, the representation of urban space, or our interface to the locative and other services newly available there. Dynamic maps update in real time; garments and spaces deform in response to environmental, biological and even psychological conditions. We find our very emotions made visible, public, and persistently retrievable. Somewhere along the way, we find our notions of public space, participation, and what it means to be urban undergoing the most profound sort of change.
Adam Greenfield is a writer, user experience consultant and instructor at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Greenfield has spoken frequently on issues of design, culture, technology and user experience before a wide variety of audiences, including the SXSW Interactive festival, LIFT, the European "Civilizations Numeriques" conference, Microsoft Research's HCI2020 workshop, Aula, and the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. Most recently, he keynoted the 2007 International Conference on Pervasive Computing. His 2006 book Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing has been acclaimed as “groundbreaking, elegant, and soulful” by Bruce Sterling, and “gracefully written, fascinating, and deeply wise” by Steve Silberman.
Christian Nold is an artist, designer, and educator working to develop new participatory models for communal representation. In 2001 he published the book Mobile Vulgus, which examines the history of the political crowd and set the tone for his future research into participatory mapping.
Eric Rodenbeck is the founder and creative director of Stamen design. He is a ten-year veteran of the interactive design field, and has spent this time working to extend the boundaries of online media and live information visualization.
J. Meejin Yoon
J. Meejin Yoon is an architect, designer, and educator. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of MY studio (2000) and Höwler and Yoon Architecture (2005).
Organized by Rhizome, the New Silent Series is funded, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
Official Website: http://www.newmuseum.org/events/124
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