Rhizome - 7 On 7 London
Yesterday, I had the pleasure to attend the 7 on 7 conference at the Barbican, London. Put simply, an artist and a technologist are paired up and spend a day developing an idea or project, and present it to the audience the next day. The line up this year included:
Susan Philipsz + Naveen Selvadurai (Foursquare, Oscar)
Jonas Lund + Michelle You (Songkick)
Mark Leckey + Daniel Williams
Graham Harwood + Alberto Nardelli (Tweetminister)
Aleksandra Domanović + Smári McCarthy (IMMI)
Cécile B. Evans + Alice Bartlett (BERG)
Haroon Mirza + Ryder Ripps (OKFocus)
The sessions had some interesting discussions, ranging from civil data, the challenge with physical and virtual gallery objects, the graphic design of online symbols for privacy and security, and ideas on sounds of urban identity.
There are, however, three projects that you can try for yourself online that were developed on the day. A couple are Russian-Roulette-esque risky games with your social profile (you have been warned). They are:
Entropy - a Twitter app that adds up to 10 random followers to your profile - by @alicebartlett and @cecilebevans [link]
eeeeemail - for the daring …. when given permission, will access your Gmail account and will resend a random already sent email to another eeeeemail user - by Jonas Lund and Michelle You [link]
http://www.aboutwhateveritis.com - A geolocation anonymous messaging app, where all messages can viewed at a specific geographic location online - by Ryder Ripps (may not be fully functional, but can be tested here).
More background about this year’s line-up can be found at the event’s website here