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The World - Exposed
Cornish Arts
5/12/2012 8:00 PM




Join Chris Csikszentmihályi, artist, designer, and technologist, for an engaging lecture, "The World, Exposed," followed by a Q&A hosted by KUOW's Marcie Sillman. Co-presented with The Next Fifty.

 

World's fairs and expositions were once a fantastic venue for industry and governments to assert their visions of the future, but in hindsight they revealed far more about their present.  Each Fair was a metonym for their moment, and the mid-Century fairs in particular banked on markets and technology with an zealous urgency.  What would a contemporary fair look like?  Where would be the best location?  Or have we invented an entirely better, more continuous approach to exposition?

 

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Chris Csikszentmihályi, an artist, designer, and technologist, is Professor of Media Design Matters at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art and Design Research at Parsons the New School for Design. He cofounded and directed the MIT Center for Future Civic Media (C4), which was dedicated to developing technologies that strengthen communities. He also founded the MIT Media Lab's Computing Culture group, which worked to create unique media technologies for cultural and political applications.

 

Trained as an artist, he has worked in the intersection of new technologies, media, and the arts for 16 years, lecturing, showing new media work, and presenting installations on five continents and one subcontinent. He was a 2005 Rockefeller New Media Fellow, and a 2007-2008 fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and has taught at the University of California at San Diego, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and at Turku University. 
 


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