Seven on Seven 5th Anniversary
May 3, 2014

Presented by Rhizome, the Seven on Seven conference pairs seven leading artists with seven influential technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new–whatever they choose to imagine—over the course of a single day.

Jen Fong-Adwent is a coder inspired by the idea of decentralizing the micro-blog. She created Meatspace Chat and has been developing it as an open source project with multiple contributors. Meatspace Chat is a web service where a user can generate a gif of and allows them to post an update with it in 250 words or less. The Meatspace realm also encompasses Aux, a Youtube and Vimeo video sharing cloud and Meatspace TV, where users can host their own channel and create GIF shows for an online audience of other members. She also was involved in creating crypt-based message distributor Lexicrypt along with database and authentication-free hosting server The Great Brain. She currently works for Mozilla.

Ian Cheng (born 1984, Los Angeles) is an artist based in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include La Triennale di Milano, Milan; Baby feat. Bali, Standard (Oslo), Oslo; Frieze Frame, London; Entropy Wrangler, Off Vendome, Dusseldorf; This Papaya Tastes Perfect, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami Beach. Recent group exhibitions include 12th Lyon Biennial, Lyon; Freak Out, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; ProBio, Expo1, MoMA PS1, New York; DisImages, DIS Magazine, New York; A Disagreeable Object, Sculpture Center, New York.

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