This is when it gets interesting! When you release the imminent creativity of conceptual doers and tool builders you can expect anything and everything, perhaps being able to witness the future in the making:
This idea is always ingenious as the interplay between disciplines is the way the world is being re-thought. The (possible) downside is that this art/techno approach so often tends to lack broader articulated vision of the world and it’s direction(s), or follows a vision faithful to technological determinism. This is why I believe the framework should be even more inclusive and aligned with the holy trinity of art/technology/culture, broadening the ideas and the outcomes.
In practice, one way to do that would be to include socio-cultural big thinkers capable of providing the pretext for the work, possibly making this kind of collab more relevant outside the realms of New Museum’s stack of steel boxes, as putting things into a context by creating the socio-cultural (future) perspective so often adds up the impact and enables us to vision truly world-changing concepts…
But hey, who’s counting, this sounds like fun so I’ll be there next Saturday!
“Seven on Seven 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 event at the New Museum on April 17th.”