On Saturday, April 14, Rhizome hosted their 3rd annual Seven on Seven conference at the New Museum in New York City. Each year Rhizome pairs seven leading artists with seven technologists in teams of two, and challenges 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 New York Times describes Seven on Seven as a:
“contemporary-art-meets-technology cage match, except that there is no cage and the artists and ‘technologists’ who go head to head over the course of a day emerge generally unscathed but for some sleep loss. If everything clicks, they might also emerge with a great idea for the digital world or the world of art, or both.”
This year’s participating technologists included Jeremy Ashkenas, Blaine Cook, Michael Herf, Marissa Mayer, Aaron Swartz, Khoi Vinh and Anthony Volodkin. The artists were Aram Bartholl, Xavier Cha, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Naeem Mohaiemen, Jon Rafman, Taryn Simon and Stephanie Syjuco.
Check out some reactions from Twitter!
Image results returned for a search on the word ‘Happy’, from 15 different countries bit.ly/IAtkG9
— Clay Shirky (@cshirky) April 15, 2012
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) April 14, 2012
— Adam Ludwin (@adamludwin) April 13, 2012