David Karp (Tumblr) and artist Ryan Trecartin at Seven on Seven 2010. Image credit: Renny Gleeson.
Rhizome's Seven on Seven conference series heads to the Barbican Centre in London on October 27. The event brings together artists and technologists to make something new together in one day, presenting to the public for the first time in the conference the following day. We're particularly proud of the lineup for our first London event, which includes luminaries who Rhizome has written about, followed or supported for some time:
Susan Philipsz + Naveen Selvadurai (Foursquare, Oscar)
Jonas Lund + Michelle You (Songkick)
Mark Leckey + Daniel Williams
Graham Harwood + Alberto Nardelli (Tweetminister)
Aleksandra Domanović + Smári McCarthy (IMMI)
Cécile B. Evans + Alice Bartlett (BERG)
Haroon Mirza + Ryder Ripps (OKFocus)
Hot on the heels of Mayor Bloomberg's assertion that London, not Silicon Valley, is New York City's biggest tech competitor (we'd like to think ally is the more appropriate word), the city seems a natural fit for the event's first international foray. In its new location, Seven on Seven's underlying goal remains the same: to bring criticality and thought to the development of technology in culture, and promote further dialogue between the two contexts.
Tickets available from £35 on the Barbican's website.