In conjunction with Whithervanes, our Art on the Move project by hybrid design studio rootoftwo, Locust Projects will be hosting a panel discussion on the intersections of art, media and technology. The panel discussion will include Cezanne Charles and John Marshall of rootoftwo, Chris Barr of the Knight Foundation, and Willie Avendano of 01.
With Whithervanes, rootoftwo have created weathervanes for the twenty-first century, tracking and measuring the “climate of fear” on the internet. This discussion will highlight how artists, technologists and the media confront the realities of this new tulmultuous climate we live in.
The panel discussion will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm at ALL DAY, located at 1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136. Complimentary bites and refreshments will be provided. The talk is free and open to the public with RSVP. Space is very limited.
ALL DAY is one of the host locations for Whithervanes. This public project is currently on view now through July 2018. The project can be seen on the building's rooftop from street level and will be on view during the event.
The U.S. premiere of Whithervanes in Miami is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. To learn more about this project, go to locustprojects.org.
About the Panelists
rootoftwo (Cezanne Charles + John Marshall) is a research and practice-driven hybrid design studio formed in 1998. rootoftwo work to create a condition where we can perceive ourselves, the here and now, and the future differently. rootoftwo makes social objects, experiences, and works for the public realm - typically at the scale of devices, furniture or small buildings. Their projects are designed to disrupt and reframe systems, networks and infrastructure.
Chris Barr joined Knight Foundation in July 2012. As director of arts and technology, he identifies and applies innovative technology approaches to guide Knight arts strategy. He has developed and led major foundation initiatives focused on helping institutions such as libraries and museums use technology to meet new audience demands. In addition, he has steered foundation projects that explore the impact of digital transformation on institutions and communities. His creation and leadership of the Knight Prototype Fund, a signature foundation initiative, provides a unique philanthropic avenue for media innovators to explore early stage projects.
Willie Avendano is an entrepreneur, creative technologist, hacker, educator, and new media artist. He is the Executive Director and co-founder of 01, a Miami-based education lab that empowers children to shape the world around them through the use of emerging technologies. Willie is the recipient of the 2018 Wavemaker Grant as part of project group LCHN for project Experiment .001: FocusCoin and CryptoSymphonics. He has had his artwork shown at the HistoryMiami Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Satellite Art Show, Locust Projects, &gallery, iii Points Festival, the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage in Philadelphia. He graduated from Columbia University in Operations Research and Computer Science.