A visit to Jean-Baptiste Michel's lab/studio

Where art and tech meet

Wednesday, October 29
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn - New York
Past
Studio visit

    Meet Jean-Baptiste Michel, an artist whose first artwork ever made entered the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, in March 2014, after being presented at Spring Break Art Fair.

    Jean-Baptiste Michel is an artist and a scientist who lives in Brooklyn. At Harvard and Google, he used big data to discover large patterns in our genomes and our cultures. The technologies he built are used by millions today, and spawned a new scientific field called culturomics. As an artist, he is interested in what underlies big data: individual moments, intimate emotions that somebody somewhere felt, and shared. Jean-Baptiste Michel is a TED Fellow.

    Discover a unique co-working space in Downtown Brooklyn - part studio, part lab - where art meets tech.

    Jean-Baptiste created a series of captivating Twitter-based artworks - that explore the feelings and emotions of real people anonymously and in real time. He will show and explain his artworks, questioning the lines between public and private, highlighting the contrast between the abstract, dehumanized character of big data, and the raw humanity of its source: the concrete, intimate, vivid emotions felt by real people.

     Read more about the artist:

    http://blog.ted.com/2014/04/17/jean-baptiste-sells-his-very-first-piece-of-art-to-the-whitney/ http://ideas.ted.com/2013/12/19/a-biologist-an-engineer-a-designer-and-a-musical-robot-builder-walk-into-a-room-not-a-joke-its-their-office/ http://www.jeanbaptistemichel.com/

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    About the artist

    Jean-Baptiste Michel

    Jean-Baptiste Michel is an artist and a scientist who lives in Brooklyn. At Harvard and Google, he used big data to discover large patterns in our genomes and our cultures. The technologies he built are used by millions today, and spawned a new scientific field called culturomics. As an artist, he is interested in what underlies big data: individual moments, intimate emotions that somebody somewhere felt, and shared. His first piece, I wish I could be exactly what you’re looking for, was acquired by the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Jean-Baptiste Michel is a TED Fellow. 

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