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Please join Gray Area's Peter Hirshberg and Steven Sacks for drinks and a tour of the bitforms gallery 15th anniversary exhibit at the Minnesota Street Project. Peter will have a conversation wth artist R. Luke DuBois begining at 8 PM.
Exhibit information: http://minnesotastreetproject.com/exhibitions/1275-minnesota-st/fifteen-year-anniversary-exhibition-0
R. Luke DuBois is a multidisciplinary artist mining the intersection of art, culture and technology, often expanding or contracting perspectives or timespans to accentuate aspects of each work. As a musician, he has produced a spectrum of electro-acoustic works with a multitude of artists, including Bora Yoon, Bang on a Can and the Freight Elevator Quartet. As an artist, DuBois focuses on exposing the long narratives created by arcs of data, in the same way that time-lapse photographs expose long swaths of motion in a single image. As a programmer, DuBois is co-author of Jitter, a software suite that allows real-time manipulation of video and 3D imagery. DuBois teaches at New York University, where he co-directs the Integrated Digital Media program at the Tandon School of Engineering. His artwork is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City.
Peter Hirshberg has been at the forefront of innovation and disruptive change in emerging media and technology for more than 25 years. He's passionate about the intersection of technology and civic engagement and has been instrumental in creating two centers of urban innovation from scratch. Chairman and Co-founder of San Francisco’s Gray Area Art and Technology Theater, one of San Francisco's most vibrant and civic-minded arts organizations, a center for digital media education, incubation, performance and exhibition. He is co-author of the forthcoming “Maker City”, which examines economic development and the many experiments that are defining the renewal of America’s Cities. He is founder of the Re:Imagine Group helping brands with strategy and marketing in a world of empowered connected audiences. He’s worked with executive teams at Best Buy, Sony, IBM, Verizon, Time Warner, Unilever, GE, Estee Lauder, Telefonica and many others on digital and growth strategies. Previously, Hirshberg was Chairman of Technorati, the pioneering social media search engine and advertising network with over a billion monthly page views. During a nine-year tenure at Apple Computer, Hirshberg headed Enterprise Marketing, where he grew Apple's large business and government revenue to $1 billion annually. Peter is a sought after technology and innovation speaker, having presented at TED, the World Economic Forum, DLD, The Aspen Ideas Festival, E.G.,Techonomy, CeBIT, WEB 2.0 Summit, and many other events.His board and advisor positions have included Active Video Networks, Technorati, Build Public, The Computer History Museum, & Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. He is a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and a Henry Crown fellow of the Aspen Institute.