This "Talk About" will be a terrific two-for-one event. We will visit MoMA's PS 1 in Queens and tour the new exhibit "EXPO 1: New York." This exhibit features art that addresses issues surrounding climate-change and the environment.
Then, we will attend a PS 1 debate between David Auerbach (author/engineer), Evgeny Morozov (author of "The Net Delusion") and Ben Wizner (Director of ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project). They will debate technology's false utopias and progressive possibilities....
Finally, we will sit down for drinks and snacks at the PS 1 café and debate the meaning of what we have experienced.
Note: In general, entry to the PS 1 museum is "suggested donation" and free to MoMA members. However, there is a $10 charge for the debate, whether you are a member or for non-member. (The $10 includes entry for non-members.) We can buy tickets for the debate when we arrive, or from the PS1 website. I propose we wait and buy them when we get there.
Update: We may get some rain on Sunday, which makes it a good museum day! Be aware that the G train is not running this weekend! Instead, take the E or M to 23rd-Ely, or the 7 to 45 Rd- Court House Sq.
About the Moderator: Laurence Mailaender works in the technology industry, doing research aimed at improving wireless systems. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and spent 12 years as a researcher in Bell Labs. Currently he develops advanced communication and GPS-geolocation systems for customers in various agencies of the U.S. Government.