Tuesday, October 5, 2010
As 'A Book About Death' postcard homages to Ray Johnson pop up around the globe, the sharing of ideas reminds me of the recent explosion of TEDx conferences. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, is a lecture series that centers around the theme of ideas worth spreading. LIke the artistic 'think-tank' ABAD has inspired, TEDx is able to take on its own local persona while retaining the integrity of the overall concept. Although ideas are shared not unlike the interconnectedness of Facebook and Twitter, there is something inherently different about ABAD and TED's viral nature. Instead of being trapped behind the electronic screen, it's the physicality of ideas being exchanged in a space, a gallery, a conference center, a university, which transforms participants-- presenters and audience alike. WIth this in mind, please do drop by CW Post University Gallery for the upcoming ABAD exhibition which opens at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 3rd. As artist Louise Millman would say, it's ABAD idea.