Greg Niemeyer’s work focuses on mediations between individuals, communities and environments. The title of his lecture at San Jose State University refers to three data manifestations Niemeyer will be discussing, including his current show at Catharine Clark Gallery: The Network Paradox. Data manifestations are materializations of abstract data in the way people can feel. A Bell deals with sea water levels in bell music, A Core deals with climate data stored in the Vostok Ice Core, and A Node deals with the myriad different ways in which networks can connect to define emergent ways of life. Niemeyer's work includes collaborations across disciplines and across media from gravure etchings to VR, always with an eye for the poetic foundations of technical protocols.
Join Brewster Kahle, An Xiao Mina, Paul D. Miller, Tung-Tui Hu and Greg Niemeyer to discuss what promise the Internet held at its inception, what it delivered, and how we can advocate for its full potential.
Brewster Kahle is one of the original inventors of online publishing and search. He is also the founder of the Internet Archive.
An Xiao Mina is the author of several books about online culture, including “From Memes to Movements”.
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is the composer of many albums celebrating remix culture, including the seminal “Viral Sonata”. He composes and performs his latest work, “Quantopia” in collaboration with Greg Niemeyer and Roger Antonsen.
Tung-Hui Tu is a cyberculture scholar and author of “A Pre-History of the Cloud”.
Greg Niemeyer is an international data artist, whose work is showing at the Catharine Clark gallery.
Together, these artists and scholars will explore how the internet could grow in quality as well as in scale.
An 18-foot scroll, videos, sculptures and interactive art invite visitors to engage in the good, bad and ugly of connectivity.