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Rhizome's 2019 7x7 project with Hayal Pozanti and Laura Welcher
5:30pm | Wendel Center, San José Museum of Art
SJMA is pleased to introduce a new collaboration with Rhizome—an affiliate of the New Museum, New York, championing born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, digital preservation, and software development. This initiative launches Friday, May 3 with a special project from Rhizome's Seven on Seven, their flagship platform, pairing artists and technologists to create new things—artworks, prototypes, or whatever they imagine. As a part of SJMA’s new Facebook First Fridays series, artist Hayal Pozanti and linguist Laura Welcher will give a West Coast premiere to a new collaboration.
Laura Welcher is Director of Operations and The Long Now Library at The Long Now Foundation where she develops projects on human language that seeks to preserve and promote global linguistic diversity. These include The Rosetta Project, an archive of all human languages, and The Rosetta Disk, a microscopic analog backup of the archive designed to last and be readable for thousands of years. She has a PhD in linguistics, and maintains research interests in endangered language documentation, description, and archiving, as well as in developing tools to enable the use of the world’s languages in the digital domain. She is on the board of directors of METI International, an organization that seeks to foster multidisciplinary research on the design and transmission of interstellar messages.
Free program as part of Facebook First Fridays; RSVP essential. Your ticket to Seven on Seven includes admission to Facebook First Friday.
Co-presented by Rhizome and San José Museum of Art.
This sponsorship initiative is led by the Facebook Art Department, which provides opportunities for artists to create new, large-scale, site-specific installations on Facebook campuses nation-wide, with the goal of fostering creative experimentation and supporting neighboring artistic communities. For more information, visit fb.com/artistinresidence or go to Instagram @fbairprogram.