This year’s theme of Paris Design Week (Sept 6-13 around Paris) is partager/share. Parsons Paris participation is the exhibition DISNOVATE, which emerged out of a 48 hour Art Hack Day [hackathon] between our graduate students and nearly 50 international invited artists. Learn more about the contributing artists and the projects featured below on the Art Hack Day website. DISNOVATE will be open to the public Monday, September 8th through Friday, September 12th from noon – 6pm, and exceptionally until 8pm on Monday the 8th. JOIN US!
The exhibition which first opened on August 30th – and will have a 2nd opening on September 8th for Paris Design Week – explored the following ideas:
Disruptive innovation is widely heralded as the driving force of progress, influencing all walks of life. Its vocabulary has seeped into domains as disparate as politics, education, or art. Computer culture is not immune: Hackathons have turned into rallies for smarter, cheaper and faster consumption. What role does the whimsical and useless play in this society? Can we evaluate creation without resorting to conceptions of value? What worldview is implied by the language of disruption; what does it clarify and what does it obscure? As artists we have an urge to break with the past and embrace novelty, ignoring the pioneers of our field. As hackers we reap the benefits of scientific breakthroughs, oblivious to its military-industrial foundation. Are we the apostles of a broader ideology of innovation?
Click here to see the bottles in action.
Thank you to all the artists who participated!
- Art Hack Day expose le grand bluff technologique, Libération
- Art Hack Day Paris : 48h de créativité !, ARTE Creative
- Le Art Hack Day s’expose à Paris, Les Inrocks
- A Parsons Paris, 48 heures de création non-stop, Libération Ecran
- Premier Art Hack Day à Paris, Digitalarti
- Artistes et hackers titillent l’innovation au premier Art Hack Day français, Makery
Photos © Luca Lomazzi & Vinciane Verguethen