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(Event) Artists Team Up With Technologists To Create Something New

Seven on Seven is an event that will pair seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two and challenge them to develop...

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on March 3, 2010.

Seven on Seven is a major new initiative that will pair seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two and challenge 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 will unveil their ideas at a one-day conference at the New Museum on April 17th, 2010.

The first edition of an annually occurring event, Seven on Seven will facilitate the creation of influential new works, and assemble an intimate audience to discuss and evaluate their ideas. Recalling the groundbreaking 1966 event 9 Evenings, in which dancers, visual artists and musicians were paired with engineers and scientists, Seven on Seven is aimed at enriching all involved, and putting forth important, new projects that tie to Rhizomeʼs mission of openness and innovation in art.

Conference attendance includes a day-long session where the seven teams will unveil their ideas, followed by a cocktail reception in the New Museum Skyroom. Seven on Seven participants follow.

Technologists:

  • Ayah Bdeir (artist and programmer)
  • Jeff Hammerbacher (Accel Ventures/ Facebook)
  • David Karp (founder of Tumblr)
  • Andrew Kortina (Bit.ly, Venmo)
  • Hilary Mason (of betaworks)
  • Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress)
  • Josh Schachter (Google, founder of delicious).

Artists:

  • Tauba Auerbach
  • Cao Fei
  • Aaron Koblin
  • Monica Narula
  • Marc Andre Robinson
  • Evan Roth
  • Ryan Trecartin

For more details, or to purchase tickets, please visit: RHIZOME

PSFK readers can get 15% off with the discount code ‘psfk’

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