Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
Lore, Folk, and Song ☝ The Sound of Facebook
Facebook is a universal connector, but its interpretation varies from culture to culture. Just look at the way each individual nation approaches the social network in its corresponding hit pop song. American Facebook songs tend to be ironic and they harbor frustration. Middle Eastern Facebook songs are romantic love ballads. The Indian treatment paints Facebook with a rose-tinted screen filter; they write about how the site is so great.
[Check out Ryder’s collection of Facebook music videos.]
See some more examples below: