Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference

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May 8, 2014
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  In the keynote, Kate Crawford, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, suggested that K-Hole's #normcore trend report, as well as the Snowden-leaked GCHQ Powerpoint, could be read as manifestations of the anxieties of an age of mass surveillance—those of the surveillers and those of the surveilled. "Data Art is pushing the edge of ethical behavior now and showing us the real challenges we will face in the future," she said. Photo courtesy Rhizome.

    In the keynote, Kate Crawford, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, suggested that K-Hole's #normcore trend report, as well as the Snowden-leaked GCHQ Powerpoint, could be read as manifestations of the anxieties of an age of mass surveillance—those of the surveillers and those of the surveilled. "Data Art is pushing the edge of ethical behavior now and showing us the real challenges we will face in the future," she said. Photo courtesy Rhizome.

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  The Seven on Seven project pairs seven leading artists with seven influential technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new—whatever they choose to imagine—over the course of a single day. Here, curator Michael Crawford sits with artist Holly Herndon (right) and Kate Ray at the Ace Hotel, which housed the participants. Photo courtesy Rhizome.

    The Seven on Seven project pairs seven leading artists with seven influential technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new—whatever they choose to imagine—over the course of a single day. Here, curator Michael Crawford sits with artist Holly Herndon (right) and Kate Ray at the Ace Hotel, which housed the participants. Photo courtesy Rhizome.

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  British artist Hannah Sawtell and technologist Avi Flombaum created sawbaum.com, where users can create visual collages using multiple vine streams. "We wanted it to look like a visual comic book, with overlapping panels," said Flombaum. "And we wanted it to be fun!" Photo courtesy Rhizome.

    British artist Hannah Sawtell and technologist Avi Flombaum created sawbaum.com, where users can create visual collages using multiple vine streams. "We wanted it to look like a visual comic book, with overlapping panels," said Flombaum. "And we wanted it to be fun!" Photo courtesy Rhizome.

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  New York Times tech writer Nick Bilton and artist Simon Denny took a light-hearted approach to Big Data, creating DrawTheNewsFor.Me, a website that allows you to source out individuals via TaskRabbit and hire them to translate today's headlines into drawings. Responses ranged from pie charts, to napkin sketches, to this emojicon translation. Photo courtesy Rhizome.

    New York Times tech writer Nick Bilton and artist Simon Denny took a light-hearted approach to Big Data, creating DrawTheNewsFor.Me, a website that allows you to source out individuals via TaskRabbit and hire them to translate today's headlines into drawings. Responses ranged from pie charts, to napkin sketches, to this emojicon translation. Photo courtesy Rhizome.

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