Seven on Seven pairs seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new --be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine-- over the course of a single day.
Evan Roth is an artist and researcher with interests in technology, tools of empowerment, open source and popular culture. Roth’s work spans from the web to the streets, which lead to his co-founding of the Graffiti Research Lab, an organization dedicated to providing public space artists and activists with free tools for urban communication. Whether experimenting online with crowd sourcing, creating art with airport security or collaborating with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video, Roth’s work exists in the overlap between free culture and popular culture. Evan currently lives with his wife in Hong Kong and enjoys spending his free time listening to rap music, drinking coffee and uploading things to the Internet.
Matt is the founding developer of WordPress, the open source blogging software that runs millions of sites around the world. In 2005, he started Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, bbPress, IntenseDebate, and BuddyPress. Matt lives in San Francisco and has a crush on Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.