Nextcity: The Art of the Possible, Part of New Silent

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Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design, Image from the project "Cabspotting" © Courtesy of Artist and New Museum
Nextcity: The Art of the Possible, Part of New Silent
Curated by: Lauren Cornell

235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
February 8th, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

east village/lower east side
Wed, Fri-Sun 11-6; Thu 11-9
$8 General Public, $6 Members


Rhizome's New Silent Series looks at the ways digital technologies have fundamentally altered our lives and experiences of urban space. Featured projects by Stamen Design, J. Meejin Yoon, and Christian Nold blur the boundaries between art, design and technological development. Moderated and introduced by Everyware author Adam Greenfield.

Emergent digital technologies are rapidly changing both the face of our cities and our daily experience of them, whether invoked in the production of architectural form, the representation of urban space, or our interface to the locative and other services newly available there. Dynamic maps update in real time; garments and spaces deform in response to environmental, biological and even psychological conditions. We find our very emotions made visible, public, and persistently retrievable. Somewhere along the way, we find our notions of public space, participation, and what it means to be urban undergoing the most profound sort of change.


New Silent Series

Organized by Lauren Cornell, Director of Rhizome

The New Silent Series will present contemporary art engaged with new technology. The series will include screenings and performances, as well as a critical conversational strand that will bring together leading scholars, artists, critics, and public figures to illuminate the complex interactions between technology, culture, and creative practice. The series will present artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media. The New Silent Series takes its name from the generational theories of Neil Howe and William Strauss, who have written about the deep influence that new technologies will have on the generation born after 1996.

The New Silent Series takes place every second Friday of the month.