**ENDED** A Time For Everything: Art, Information & Networks: Matthew Ritchie, Albert-László Barabási & Caroline Jones
From 04-Oct-13 6:30 pm through 8:30 pm
Schermerhorn Hall, Rm 501
**NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS ENDED**
MELLON VISITING ARTISTS & THINKERS PROGRAM | CONVERSATION
A Time For Everything: Art, Information & Networks:
Matthew Ritchie, Albert-László Barabási & Caroline Jones
Fri, Oct 4, 6:30 PM
Schermerhorn Hall 501 (use main campus entrance at 116th St and Broadway)
For his Mellon Visiting Artists Project, Matthew Ritchie has organized public workshops to examine how we can extend understanding and newly emerging dimensions in the shared space of culture.
If every image in history can be seen at once, if every idea can be communicated, rebutted and digitally reformatted, if every space can host any form of presence, if it is truly a time for everything, then how do we address all that information? To navigate this new environment, we need new ways of thinking about the relationship between time, space and the developing culture of images for audiences and artists alike.
The first workshop in this series, with philosopher Graham Harman and art historian Bettina Funcke, concentrated on the historical and ontological basis for a philosophy oriented towards information embodied in both objects and systems and a re-reading of conventional art historical descriptions of the relationships between information, objects and systems. see video below
The second, with network theorist Albert-Lászlo Barabási and art historian Caroline Jones will review the recent emergence of new classes of information, objects and systems (including programs such as PRISM, Statistical Arbitrage and Epagogix) that are reconstituting and redefining the human sphere of agency and how we might usefully describe these new conditions in terms of embodied experience and contemporary art.
About the Mellon Visiting Artists & Thinkers Program
The Mellon Visiting Artists & Thinkers Program brings leading creative practitioners and theorists to the School of the Arts to engage with students, the Columbia University community and the public. With the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program creates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with world-class artists and thinkers, while stimulating dialogue about the contribution of the arts to intellectual life and society at large.