Future Salon presenter Steve Dietz commenting my first Future Salon announcement:
One thing we want to stress is that we are hosting both ISEA and a new biennial festival called ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge.
Therefore all about Art on the Edge at the Future Salon next Tuesday the 15th. It gives you the opportunity to relax from your Valentine's adventure the day before :-)
To the left is one of the images that you get if you ask the Gooracle for Future of Art and Technology. It is so super random, I love it.
Having only one speaker, we will have a bit more time for the introduction round. Therefore here already the introduction question:
Which Art piece has lately made you think?
Think, as in expanded your horizon, made you say "Wow, that is so true".
Here is an example from Mike Rowehl:
For a while I’ve been thinking about hooking together biofeedback systems with the electronics commonly found at live events, spurred somewhat by reading The Diamond Age by Stephenson a while ago. It’s the merger of art, technology, and social systems like that which really gets my interest up. That’s one of the aspects that draws me to mobility, and technologies like mesh networking, TinyOS, and hacking RFID to do more interesting stuff than it’s deployed to do. When you allow the dialog of creation that the artist and audience engage in to compress to a realtime exchange (when the feedback loop is closed and direct) I think a state change happens. It’s a lot like the change in communication styles that happen between asyncronous and syncronous dialog everywhere else.
Don't fear this round of introduction, you can also say pass.
After that I can't wait for Steve Dietz to tell us his perspective from being front and center for so many years in the art and technology world as well as some info for what he and his colleagues are cooking up at ZeroOne and the 2006 ISEA Symposium.
If everything works out, we may be Webcasting this event live to the outside world. I'll keep you posted. Also I may have a little surprise in store, let's see how far I get.
More details to the event in my first Future of Art and Technology post. In short:
Tuesday the 15th of February 6-7pm networking with light refreshments proudly sponsored by SAP. From 7-9+pm presentations and panel discussion. SAP Labs North America, Building D, Room Southern Cross, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 [map] Improve your commute by sharing it with a fellow Futurist. Check the Ride Board for opportunities.
This time please RSVP right away so we can better calculate food and drinks by sending an email to mona dot bhardwaj at sap dot com or to me. See you all there. As always free and open to the public.