The Museum of Modern Art's exhibition "Talk To Me" explores the complicated interactions between machines and their humans in a fun and fascinating way. Next week, the museum's holding an all-day symposium, open to the public.
It will feature discussions and presentations by curator Paola Antonelli and some 20 other luminaries, including chef Marcus Samuelsson, artist Natalie Jeremijenko, and performer Sputniko. Subjects covered will include "design and script writing, cognitive science, gaming, augmented reality, and communication." The keynote address will be delivered by Radiolab host Jad Abumrad, who just received a MacArthur grant.
Hopefully the adorable Tweenbot (seen below) will put in an appearance as well.
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