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Rhizome’s Seven on Seven: Cards on the Table

by Paddy Johnson on April 26, 2013
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Rhizome’s Seven on Seven is, by definition, a crap shoot. The conference runs with the basic premise that by pairing seven technologists with seven artists and sticking them in a room together for 24 hours, a few creative sparks might fly. The following day, Rhizome hosts a six hour long conference in which the pairs are given 30 minutes each to present their collaborative work. The results are predictably mixed. Some projects fail, many have potential, but almost none amount to anything at all. Acknowledging this, Seven on Seven Moderator John Michael Boling quickly conceded during his opening remarks that “the main deliverable here is conversation.”

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Two Sevenths of Seven on Seven

by Anthony Espino on April 23, 2012
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“Artists are the ones who are here to… explain what the technologists are doing, or at least contextualize, and make this [work] make sense,” exclaimed public intellectual and technology writer Douglas Rushkoff in his opening keynote on Saturday at Rhizome's Seven on Seven. Now in its third year, the art and technology conference pairs seven artists with seven technologists. They're given 24 hours to collaborate, and a lot of hyperbole to live up to.

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Massive Links! New Media and NYTimes Trends Edition

by Paddy Johnson on April 15, 2011
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In this edition of Massive Links: Stuff that will kill you, Nicholas O’Brien on Read/Write and scads of Rhizome news. Also, don’t miss tonight’s conversation at the New Museum with Olia Lialina and Dragon Espenschied.

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