UNTETHERED Panel discussion + closing reception

Event Type: 
forum
Event Type: 
panel
Event Type: 
reception
Start Date: 
25 Oct 2008
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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October 25, 2008
Sat., Oct. 25 | Panel discussion: 5PM, closing reception: 6PM
540 W. 21st St.

Curator Sarah Cook leads a discussion on art, design and obsolescence, as a closing event for the exhibition UNTETHERED.

Questioning the idea of the readymade in art, as the object that is both displaced and deprogrammed, this panel brings together artists, designers, lawyers and theorists to question how we understand some things as hardware for use, and others not.

Including Eyebeam fellows Jessica Banks and Ayah Bdeir, lawyer Elizabeth Stark, founder of Harvardʼs Free Culture group, and researcher for Jonathan Zittrainʼs book The Future of The Internet, and Michael Sheafe, founder of Toaster Central, the New York repair shop for vintage and collectible kitchen appliances from the Golden Age of chrome and bakelite. Other panelists TBA. The talk will be followed by the exhibition’s closing reception.

(www.toastercentral.com)