This talk will feature artworks that question our culture's love affair with technology. Central to this will be a presentation of BigTime, a new time keeping system that uses an iphone app and a website to reconnect us with the planet and the true nature of time. Far from a productivity tool, living by BigTime can be an annoying pain in the butt, yet, (like a booster shot) it's an important one. BigTime is currently hosted by the Berkeley Art Museum (http://netart.bampfa.berkeley.edu). This talk will also feature talking robots, video games, misbehaving progress bars, Streetview mashups, and Gmail hacks.
Joe McKay is Assistant Professor of New Media at Purchase College. He has an undergraduate degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and a MFA from UC Berkeley. In 2000 Mckay participated in the Whitney Independent study program. He has exhibited his work at VertexList, the New Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, ICA (san Jose), The Neuberger Museum, Postmasters Gallery, La Casa Encendida, and the National Gallery of Canada. In the fall of 2010 Joe will have a solo show at Pari Nadimi Gallery in Toronto. Joe works in several different mediums: photo, video, programing, performance, websites, games, sculpture and he enjoys the flexibility this grants him. Joe is disproportionately proud of how incredibly googleable he is.
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