Space and the Individual

Williamsburg, Brooklyn: 2007 vs. 2013

Robert Smithson, Red Sandstone Corner Piece

One-bed flats on the former Heygate Estate to go on sale this week for £350k

(Photo by Rowan Lubke

One-bed flats on the former Heygate Estate to go on sale this week for £350k

(Photo by Rowan Lubke

6 months ago

Whitney Museum of American Art: Shared Spaces: Social Media and Museum Structures



TUES, JAN 14, 2014  6:30–9:30 PM

This two-part symposium addresses the transformation of the museum in the age of social media. How does the presence of networked digital devices affect our experience of art in the museum’s galleries? In what ways do these historical shifts in the mediation of our perception reflect our beliefs about the function of the museum in our society? How can we understand the role that the numerous corporate digital platforms utilized by museums and their publics play in the presentation of art? We will explore the ways in which rapid public sharing from within the museum transforms our attitudes toward works of art and the spaces that house them, seeking to assess the stakes of this affective digital economy. 

Distinguished scholars, curators, and artists discuss these questions in two sections—a panel of long-form presentations followed by a fast-paced series of short creative lecture propositions, followed by discussion among audience and participants. 

Clark Coolidge - from Space

These poems! 

"Isn’t it true that a pleasant house makes a winter more poetic, and doesn’t winter add to the poetry of a house?" 

- Gaston Bachelard, 1958.

Happy Groundhog Day [for yesterday]! The groundhog saw his shadow and predicts 6 or more weeks of winter.