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Announcing: New ArtsTech Meetup Event 3/8

From: Julia K.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:55 AM
Hey there ArtsTechies,

Happy Spring! After taking a bit of a breather on the heels of SMartCAMP, we're coming at you with some awesome programming for April, the first of which is a private viewing of Nic Rad's exhibition, People Matter (see details below).

But that's just a taste of things to come...

In a week or so we'll be announcing another meetup for the end of April on the topic of data mining & visualization.

In May, we'll be hosting a meetup with Nina Simon, author of the Museum 2.0 blog and the new book, The Participatory Museum. We're still looking for a kick-ass venue for this event. If you think you've got one that's free and can fit about 80+ people, please get in touch.

There's lots more in the works, but I'll leave that for another email. Hope you can join us for one, or all, of these events!

As usual, thanks to the ArtsTech organizing committee, our amazing sponsor, The New York Times, and YOU for helping make this possible.

Cheers,

Julia


Nic Rad's People Matter Exhibition

Nic Rad's People Matter Exhibition

Join us for a private ArtsTech viewing of Nic Rad's exhibition, People Matter, at Rare Gallery. Nic has been a huge help as part of the ArtsTech organizing committee, and some of you may remember his awesome presentation from the February ArtsTech meetup on Social Media Art.

His solo show at Rare, People Matter, is a series of 99 stunning portraits of bloggers, media personalities and infolebrities--all of which will be given away by Nic as part of a "public gift action" on April 29th.

Come by from 7-9pm on Thursday, April 8th to support Nic, check out his killer paintings, sip some wine, and, as always, chat with some super smart folks.

About the project:

The title is taken from Nic*Rad?s media project ?PeopleMatter? comprised of 99 paintings of traditional and new Media personalities to be exhibited, and then given away at the opening in April, to those in attendance at Rare Gallery.

This gift experiment is conducted in response to the impact of technological advances that allow for increased sharing of information and content. The project will survey distorting effects of this transition on emerging and developing ideas.

Subjects were chosen based on personal Googling, Twittering, Hyperlinking, Facebooking, RSS culling and otherwise staggering around the internet and media cyberscape.

Recipients of the work will be encouraged to participate in the on going gift actions of the PeopleMatter community as well as setting the second hand value of art works as conversation vessel, novelty, or digital and physical barter.

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