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Friday, May 19 • 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Prototyping Utopia

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We live in a time when the stuff of science fiction from generations past comprises our lived reality. How these scientific and technological breakthroughs shape our present society–and how today’s rapidly developing innovations will shape the society of tomorrow–provides endless material for contemporary artists and creative practitioners to investigate and explore.

This panel discussion brings together artists, designers, technologists and activists from NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator for art, design and technology. The discussion will attempt to surface the inherent assumptions, choices, implicit biases, and ideals in their work.

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Public Science Agency

Public Science Agency (PSA) is a research lab and creative consultancy co-founded by Fei Liu and Francis Tseng. Together, they explore the possibilities of games and simulations as tools for illustrating how society uses technology, and how technology informs social behavior.
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Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi is an artist and educator based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and storytelling that often leads to interventions in public spaces. He has published books about urbanism and is currently working on a book of drawings about computation. Choi cofounded the School for Poetic Computation in 2013, where he continues to organize and teach. Recently, he's been focusing on unlearning... Read More →
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Stephanie Dinkins

Stephanie Dinkins is an artist and professor at Stony Brook University interested in creating platforms for ongoing dialog about artificial intelligence as it intersects race, gender, aging and our future histories.  She is particularly driven to work with communities of color to develop deep-rooted AI literacy and co-create more culturally inclusive equitable artificial intelligence. Her art is exhibited internationally at a broad... Read More →
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Julia Kaganskiy

Julia Kaganskiy is a curator, editor and cultural producer focused on art and technology. She is currently director of the New Museum's art, technology and design incubator, scheduled to open at 231 Bowery in summer 2014. Previously she was global editor of The Creators Project, an international arts initiative from Read More →

Program Themes
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Sci-Fi Wishes and Utopian Dreams

"Science Fiction" has long been a way for artists to explore unknown futures. Authors, musicians, philosophers and filmmakers use scientific discovery and technical insight as the springboard to create entertaining and provocative works, while the engineers and researchers of today are inspired by utopian visions and otherworldly inventions. This interplay between imagination and actual innovation, idealist dreams and dystopian visions, are... Read More →

Program Partners
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NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. It occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and presentation space, and each year selects an outstanding interdisciplinary community of one hundred members who are investigating new ideas and developing... Read More →

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