Patent Pending Opening Events, with Michael Naimark

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 06:00
ZERO1 Garage

"I used to think patents were cool" Patent Pending opening remarks by Michael Naimark from WMS media Inc. on Vimeo.

Like the entrepreneurs and inventors who have defined Silicon Valley, many artists have applied for patents with broad uses beyond their artistic practice. Join us for the opening reception and explore the connection between artists, invention, and ownership. This event includes opening remarks from artist and researcher Michael Naimark, who is listed as an inventor on more than a dozen patents, and is followed by an opening party. 

Come meet the participating artists and be the first to explore the Patent Pending exhibition, which includes work by Maggie Orth, Catherine Richards, Phil Ross, Daniel Rozin, Scott Snibbe, Camille Utterback & Romy Achituv.  

Date:  Saturday, September 28th
Time:  5:00pm-6:00pm Opening talk by Michael Naimark
          6:00pm-9:00pm Opening reception
Location: ZERO1 Garage
439 S. 1st Street, San Jose

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More about Michael Naimark
Michael Naimark is a media artist and researcher who often explores "place representation" and its impact on culture. He has served as faculty in the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Interactive Media Division (2004-09), the NYU Tisch School of the ArtsInteractive Telecommunications Program(2009-current), and the MIT Media Lab (2011-current); and the Board of Directors of ZERO1, the Editorial Board of Leonardo, and the Scientific Council of the Boltzmann Institute for Media Arts Research in Linz; and has been a member of the Society for Visual Anthropology since 1984. Naimark has made interactive "moviemaps" of Aspen from the streetParis from the sidewalkSan Francisco from the airKarlsruhe from the railBanff from hiking trails, and stereo-panoramic movies in Jerusalem, Dubrovnik, Angkor, and Timbuktu. His work is an unusual combination of optimism and activism, for example, it currently ranks #1 on Google searches for both VR webcams and camera zapper. Naimark was instrumental in the founding of several world-renown research labs and his art projects exhibit internationally.Naimark was on the original design team for the MIT Media Laboratory in 1980 and was a founding member of the Atari Research Lab (1982), the Apple Multimedia Lab (1987), and Lucasfilm Interactive (now LucasArts, 1989). He joined Interval Research Corporation, a long-term lab funded by Paul Allen, as it opened in 1992, and worked an additional year after it closed in 2000 on, a web video spinoff venture. Patents for his work have been granted from 1989 on, with several more currently pending.

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Additional support from DLA Piper