BURN YOUR BLOG: BLACK BOX 2.0
The conversation between art + technology is getting louder and Seattle is rapidly becoming the focal point of this long gestating confluence of seemingly disparate aesthetics. Luminaries from both fields have been collaborating with increasing cohesion in the past 50 years to great success beginning most notably, for me, with the Art and Technology Program initiated by LACMA that ran from 1967-1971 and kickstarted the careers of Robert Irwin and James Turrell. Although this was an early west coast phenomena, the fervor is indeed global, so it's fitting that Black Box 2.0 brings this world-spanning dialogue back to Seattle where "tech" is not only redefining the landscape but the Pacific Northwest cultural sector with it. There has never been a better time to engage both pursuits in such a generous way.