2017

Kawandeep Virdee

Expression, Voice, and Joy

October 26 | 1:30 | Tower Theatre

You see me, and I see you, we both exist and we're laughing together. Kavendeep Virdee works to encourage these moments amongst family, friends, or strangers in public/live spaces and digital spaces. When people see one another in a piece, they both exist to the other. When they can interact with each other, a whimsical experience can turn profound. Virdee encourages the absurd, the ridiculous, the surreal, and the magical. His presentation highlights how to use interactivity 
to give voice and expression, and future opportunities for poeple to create meaningful, compelling experiences.

MASHUP : Music and Art from the Fringe

October 26 | 5:00 | 120 minutes | The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

Take in the vibes while being moved by visions of art from a Portland tribe of emerging Artisans pushing the boundaries and redefining the world from their perspective.

Where I'll Be

October 26 | 1:30 Expression, Voice, and Joy

Kawandeep Virdee uses technology and art to explore ways we can create meaning and joy collectively. He co-founded New American Public Art to build interactive art that makes public spaces more communal and welcoming. Similarly, his internet art strives to encourage collaboration, play, and creativity. His works have shown in venues including the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston Convention Center, Sculpture Visions in Chapel Hill, SFMOMA, Detroit Design Festival, Art & Sol in Saginaw, Suffolk University, Transmediale in Berlin, the MIT Media Lab, and EYEO/Northern Spark. Mural commissions include the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Facebook Artist in Residence program. Talks and workshops include MIT, Google Creative Lab, Facebook, Society of News Design, EYEO, FITC, INST-INT, International Conference on Complex Systems, Connected Communities Symposium in Newcastle, Art Institute of Boston, [email protected], Betascape at MICA, A Better World By Design at Brown/RISD, Robotsconf, IstanbulHS, Makerland in Warsaw, and JSConf. His works have been covered in publications including the Atlantic, Science, Vice, NewScientist, Make, Core77, the New York Times, the Globe, and Art Digital Magazine. He is on the product team at Medium.