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Women Are Taking Over This Year's 'Seven on Seven' Conference

Rhizome recently announced the teams for their 2016 edition of "Seven on Seven" conference in New York and the lineup is an impressive wave of creative movers and shakers. Since 2010, the nonprofit has invited artists and technologists to collaborate on time-sensitive projects at the New Museum. The all-star roster this year includes polymath Miranda July and video artist Hito Steyerl, who is participating in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo.

 

Previous iterations include a 2011 collaboration between artist Rashaad Newsome and inventor Jeri Ellsworth, as well as a 2010 venture between painter Tauba Auerbach and littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir. Among the event's feature projects, notable works count last year's collaborative artwork Panda-to-Panda by artist Ai Weiwei and Wikileaks member Jacob Appelbaum; and Image Atlas, an indexing project by photographer Taryn Simon and beloved computer programmer Aaron Swartz.

 

Check out what the artists have been up to ahead of their upcoming collaborations on May 14.

 

Jennifer Steinkamp
Jennifer Steinkamp is known for her immersive installation projects, which finds her drawing from computer animation and new media to create fantastical spaces. The artist will be working with Rana el Kaliouby, an MIT graduate cofounded emotion recognition technology firm Affectiva.