Speed Show: Awareness of Everything

Awareness of Everything is a Speed Show curated by Lindsay Howard on Wednesday June 8th, 2011, from 7:00-10:00 pm at The Internet Garage (218 Bedford Av. in Williamsburg).

The phrase “Awareness of Everything” is drawn from a recent essay published by Erik Stinson called Towards A New Theory of Creativity. At the heart of this essay, Stinson describes the role of the contemporary creative, and outlines the skills one must develop in order to ‘become creative’ or ‘more creative’.

Inspired by this theory, the projects collected in Awareness of Everything embody these seminal skills, chiefly: humor, surprise, effective communication, extensive knowledge of a wide variety of cultures and forms, along with the proposal that “the internet has rendered originality meaningless as a strictly policed absolute.” See more;

Visitors are encouraged to play, surf, copy/paste, tweet, blog, and email during the opening, an involvement which is built into the Speed Show exhibition format as an ode to the user’s active engagement, expression and move toward an awareness of everything.

Works by:

DIS Magazine
Body by Body
John Transue
Jeanette Hayes & Bea Fremderman
#hi11
Jasper Elings
Preteen Gallery
Emilio Gomariz

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