Yes, Etech, that O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. Earlier this year i met Brady Forrest in Berlin and when he asked to be part of the jury selecting the projects i was everything but enthusiastic, even if he promised that the 2008 edition would be different. Then i saw that i’d be in good company: Alex Steffen from World Changing, Cory Doctorow and David Pescovitz from Boingboing, artist and curator Kati London, etc. We received some really good papers and i’m the first one to admit that i’d never hoped that the programme could be so stimulating. Anyway, now that the papers have all been selected, Brady, Kati London and i are looking for art projects. They will be part of an Etech art fair which will take place during the conference in San Diego on March 3-6, 2008.
The theme of the art exhibition is AWARENESS. Please drop me a line at reg at wmmna dot com if any of you or any of your friends has a project that addresses the way we can unveil what surrounds us and is not immediately visible, from electromagnetic waves to carbon footprint, from corporate activities to genetic information, from social network discrepancies to pollution.
UPDATE: Thanks to every artist who sent a project, the call is now over.