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.
Nick Bilton is a journalist and author. He is a columnist and reporter for The New York Times and leads The Times Bits blog. He has published two critically acclaimed books. His second book, Hatching Twitter, chronicles the relationship of the four creators of Twitter during inception, development and rise to prominence. The book was New York Times best seller and was voted Readers' Choice Book of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. Hatching Twitter is presently being turned into a TV series after being acquired by Lionsgate. Bilton's work has been featured in Wired, Engadget, Scientific America, CNet, BBC, Guardian, and dozens of other outlets from around the world. He has acted as an adjunct professor at New York University in the Interactive Telecommunications Program and helped co-found NYC Resistor, a hacker space in Brooklyn, NY.
Simon Denny is a New Zealand artist currently based in Berlin, where his work explores the culture surrounding internet technology firms, the obsolescence of analogue broadcast technology, neoliberal corporate culture, the demise of ‘welfarism’ and contemporary constructions of national identity. In 2012 he was nominated for the Walters Prize (for Introductory Logic Video Tutorial, which premiered at Artspace, Sydney, in 2011) and also won the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel for his Channel Document project. This year he exhibited The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom, at MUMOK, Vienna and presented All You Need Is Data: The DLD 2012 Conference Redux at Kunstverein Munich, Petzel Gallery, New York and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. He will represent New Zealand in the 2015 Venice Biennale. Denny is represented by Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin; Petzel Gallery, New York; T293, Naples/Rome and Michael Lett, Auckland.