The exhibition brings together the different perspectives and approaches of artists, product and fashion designers, as well as professionals in the catering field, on the concepts of service and serving.
Gray Area is a non-profit organization that attempts to bring the public closer to digital culture through specialized exhibitions and projects that make extensive use of technology. It was founded in 2009 in San Francisco, a city that has the advantage of proximity both to technology (since its famous “Silicon valley” has been a nursery for new technologies’ companies for decades) and to art since its workforce includes more artists than any other city in the USA.
The web site ic.org has been online since 1996 and it attempts to record the entirety of alternative communities that are spread all over the world. Although its main use is that of a directory, it also provides a lot of information about the philosophy behind the creation of such communities; its best application as a source of such information being its very detailed wiki.
John Brockman is a literary agent who in 1995 wrote the book “The Third Culture”; the book was inspired by a famous lecture by the author and scientist C.P. Snow which was part of the 1959 celebrated series of “Rede Lectures” in the University of Oxford. The book covered the work of various eminent scientists who communicated their novel -and sometimes provocative- ideas directly to the public. Edge.org is an extension of that book, a place where bold opinions from a wide scientific spectrum are being discussed.
In 2005, the Lamar Advertising agency set up an LED ad billboard at the roadside of a highway passing near Richmond, Virginia. In the day the company’s engineers were there testing the billboard, David Morisson happened to pass by and he was surprised to see how similar the pictures displayed on the billboard were to various wallpapers he had installed in his personal computer.
When you are one of the world’s top financial publications and create a platform for public dialogue, this platform needs to meet very high quality standards; everyone who has tried to participate in a public discourse on the Internet knows that sooner or later, a discussion might lose track and degenerate into personal attacks, completely tearing down the concept of dialogue.
Volunteer Match is a non-profit organization that aims to facilitate search for volunteer programs and the strengthening of local communities. Since 1998 that the site started operating, more than 83.000 non-profit businesses have posted in its pages classified ads searching for volunteers.
Boston Cyberarts is one of the biggest digital arts festivals held in the USA. It started in 2007 and in the first year it had 22,000 visitors who viewed works by two hundred artists. It is held biennially and it lasts two weeks between April and May;
Society for Science & the Public is a non-profit organization founded in 1921 and publishing “Science News” since 1922; the magazine is considered one of the world’s top scientific magazines and its web site has more than ten million visitors every year.