Artist's Talk with Jeff Thompson
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About the event
Through code, sculpture, sound, and performance, Thompson's work uses conceptual processes like remix, translation, and visualization to physicalize and give materiality to otherwise invisible processes. In this talk, he will discuss recent projects including a website visualizing 150,000 photographs of apartments for rent, a store that sells boutique white noise, and what we can understand about our relationship with technology through screenshots of every computer on the television program Law & Order. The presentation will be followed by an audience discussion moderated by Dr Martin Zeilinger.
Jeff Thompson (b. 1982, Minneapolis/USA) is an artist, programmer, and educator based in the NYC area. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for, and the poetics of computers and technological systems. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology, and co-founded the experimental curatorial project Drift Station. Thompson has exhibited and performed his work internationally at venues including the Museum of the Moving Image, Sheldon Museum of Art, the Taubman Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the Jersey City Museum, and the Weisman Art Museum. Recent commissions and residencies include Bell Labs, Abandon Normal Devices, Brighton Digital Festival, Impakt, Rhizome, Turbulence, and Harvestworks. This fall, he is a Visiting Fellow at King’s College and artist-in-residence at the Computer Laboratory at University of Cambridge.