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Wednesday, May 4 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Art Vs. Purpose: Destroying Art-World Bondage

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When I was in art school my professor once told me, "If you're trying to achieve a goal, you're doing it wrong". These words really stuck with me and since then I have developed a fairly elaborate framework for understanding the role that Purpose plays in the creative process. With a background in engineering and entrepreneurship, I aim to free myself, for the most part, of the artificial constraints imposed by the pressures of both the art-world and the "creative class". A metaphorical map of idea space, knowledge space and motivation space will be presented, and code-generated variations of each will will be represented in 2D graphical form. The goal: to expand the overlapping regions of these spaces and maximize our "manifestable reality space". In other words: getting smarter, more creative and more motivated leads to new breakthroughs. Armed with these tools, we will take a look at some examples of what can be accomplished and why this is relevant in 21st century art.

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Leigh Christie

Founder, MistyWest
Leigh Christie manifests otherworldly inventions, products and artworks. He has a masters from MIT Media Lab's ACT program (Art, Culture and Technology) and an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia. Leigh has helped build Western Canada's first solar powered vehicle at UBC and designed battery packs and EV components for several automotive startup companies, but he is perhaps best known for... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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