Seven on Seven Teams: Liz Magic Laser and Ben Cerveny


Liz Magic Laser, Chase (2009-2010), (2 min excerpt.)
Liz Magic Laser & Ben Cerveny are our third team as we announce the pairings of artists and technologists for Seven on Seven. Both the artist and technologist explore ideas of urban space, play, interaction, and performance...

Liz Magic Laser was born, lives and works in New York City. Her works have involved collaborations with actors, dancers, surgeons, and motorcycle gang members. A graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and Columbia University’s MFA program, Laser is a 2011 Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program resident and was a recent LMCC Workspace resident. For "chase", her 2010 solo show at Derek Eller Gallery (NYC), she staged a performance of Bertolt Brecht’s "Man equals Man" in New York City bank vestibules. Her work has been shown at the Prague Biennale 4 (Czech Republic), Artisterium 2009 (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1 where her performance, “Flight”, recently debuted. Laser is currently developing “Flight” as a public art project for Times Square this May with support from Franklin Furnace and the Times Square Alliance. She is also creating a project for the Performa Biennial, 2011.

Ben Cerveny is the founder and president of Bloom Studio, a venture-backed startup building playful visual discovery 'instruments' for mobile devices.  He has worked for over 20 years on user interaction and experience design, concept prototyping, and strategy in the context of media applications, operating systems, web services, ubiquitous computing, and massively multiplayer games. Until founding Bloom last year, he was an advisor and strategist at Stamen Design, a leading visualization design studio.