Hot Enough? Art, Activism, and Wireless Technology During the Republican National Convention

Panel Discussion Mon 27 Sep 2004 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $8
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The Republican National Convention in late August will give rise to a wave of artistic projects employing wireless technology to make specific political statements. Unexpectedly, the RNC thus provides a common focus and purpose to diverse and divergent initiatives and, in hindsight, enables us to assess the efficiency of the new technology as a tool for political activism. This panel examines how artists employ wireless technology to reach unprecedented masses, to recast the concept of "collaboration," to redefine and politicize the urban environment, and to achieve unparalleled levels of immediacy.

Jonah Peretti, Director of R&D, Eyebeam

Yury Gitman, media artist, creator of The Magic Bike
Natalie Jeremijenko, design engineer and techno-artist, known for The Bureau of Inverse Technology
Joshua Kinberg, artist and activist, Bikes Against Bush
neuroTransmitter, a collaborative working with radio machinations, propelling signals through urban membranes and cellular formations
Tad Hirsch, artist, designer, and a research assistant at computing culture group at MIT's media lab

This event is presented as part of the Vera List Center's program cycle on "Homeland."