Art and Technology: Seven on Seven

I’m honored and excited to be participating in Rhizome’s new conference Seven on Seven, where technologists and artists are paired up to create a completely new project in 24-hours.

The formal description:

Seven on Seven will pair seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two, and challenge them to develop something new –be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine– over the course of a single day. The seven teams will unveil their ideas at a one-day event at the New Museum on April 17th.

I really love this idea because the time constraints and the inherent discomfort of the situation (working in an unfamiliar space with an unfamiliar person) makes it likely that we’ll be able to accomplish something creative and unexpected. Or else it will go completely awry, which will still be amusing for the audience.

I’ve had a lot of fun and been able to work on some interesting projects at hackathons in the past, and I hope this one will be even better.

The event has been covered by an amazing assortment of blogs, including TechCrunch, BoingBoing, Art Fag City, Stowe Boyd and Andrew Parker.


  • http://www.whatsarahsees.com sarah kornfeld

    Hi Hilary,
    Thank you for your post. What FUN to have just a few hours (in the scope of things) to make something together. As an art and technology producer, as you well know, it takes years often to make something. Sounds like a joy. Really enjoying your blog.
    I am writing mine at http://www.whatsarahsees.com about my work with artists, scientists and futurists (many of whom I am sure you know).
    Will keep reading you post – drop by, would love to know what you think of what I am thinking about.
    Have fun!
    Sarah