On June 27, I participated in an event at The Project Room in Seattle, WA, that brought together ten artists and ten technologists to discuss “solutions”. The event was run just like a speed-dating event, which meant each artist had 5 minutes at a table with a technologist, and a chaperone to make sure we were on our best behavior monitor the conversations and tweet. It was a huge amount of fun, and at each table, I found myself wishing that I could continue the conversation that had begun. The discussions I had were all over the place, and included everything from spaghetti code to overpopulation to creating a response to the Japanese tsunami disaster to storytelling in film and in books. Some of the tweets from the evening have been collected at The Project Room blog.
I’m looking forward to the follow up event, “Dinner and a Movie” on July 11. You can follow that event on Twitter @projectroomSEA, where we’ll be considering some of the questions raised at the previous event.