Live Feed: Platform will be on view at Harvard GSD (@HarvardGSD ) until May 11. The exhibition expands upon concepts developed for the tenth edition of the publication "Platform"—the GSD's annual compendium of select student work, events, lectures, and exhibitions.
From the curators: “We confront a central paradox: the “live feeds” of our lives are exponentially more mediated than the analog forms of documentation they are so quickly replacing and erasing. This fact, in combination with the rapid manipulability endemic to all electronic media, now presents us, its users, with radically new conditions of knowledge and imagination. Under these conditions, real-time platforms for meaningful self-expression and fictionalization are inextricably tied to the novel consequences—political, ethical, epistemological—of a world in which distortion, simulation, and manipulation are often indistinguishable from their opposite. The difference between context and content collapses; the resolution of things is called into question.”
Photograph by Justin Knight, courtesy of Harvard University. - 5 days ago