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.
Monica Narula, M.A. is cofounder of the Raqs Media Collective which is based in New Delhi. Raqs is best known for its contribution to contemporary art, and has presented work at most of the major international shows, from Documenta to the Venice Biennale; but the collective is active in an unusually wide range of domains, and it is this breadth that gives their work its originality and scope. The members of Raqs were co-curators of Manifesta 7, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art which took place in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy in the summer of 2008.
Joshua is a software engineer at Google. Prior to joining the company in 2008, Joshua was director of engineering for Yahoo! Social Search. He joined Yahoo! through the acquisition of his company, Delicious Inc., which he founded in 2005. His work on Delicious, including inventing “tagging,” a system for organizing information, earned him recognition as one of MIT Technology Review Young Innovators Under 35 and as one of Smithsonian America’s Young Innovators. Earlier, Joshua worked at Morgan Stanley as a quantitative analyst. He earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.