Everyday Creativity
ACM Creativity & Cognition 2009
ACM 2009
When: Wednesday, October 28th to Friday, October 30th, 2009
Where: Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California USA
Doors open: 10am - 5:30pm (TBC)
Fee: Free to CC09 conference attendees

Creativity and Cognition has always viewed the Art Exhibition as an essential component of the conference dialogue. CC09 is no exception. This year, the CC09 committee asked artists-practitioners-makers-scientists to respond to the theme of Everyday Creativity. Inspired by this theme, artists submitted an overwhelming number of proposals. A selection of the best Art Installation proposals submitted to CC09 will be on display for 3 days at the Berkeley Art Museum, beginning on October 28th, 2009 at 10am.

Renowned British visual artist Professor Jane Prophet (Goldsmiths College/University of London) will be exhibiting works including Swab Drawing, a collection of videos, in which the audience are privy to an intimate moment as cardiothoracic surgeon Francis Wells uses a swab of the patient's blood, during open-heart surgery, to recall diagrammatically the operating procedure. Jane will be giving a keynote lecture on this and other fascinating work at the CC09 conference.

Invited data visualization artist Aaron Koblin will be exhibiting The Sheep Market, which will be projected on the exterior walls of the museum during the conference. Aaron uses everyday social and infrastructural data to examine cultural trends and emergent patterns. Aaron received the National Science foundation's first place award for science visualization and is currently Technology Lead at Google's Creative Lab in San Francisco.

In addition to the many creative artworks that will be on display at the museum, CC09 is asking the public to join in the making of a special group of artworks for the Art Exhibition - CC09 is asking you to post your old conference bag(s) by 24th August 2009 so that they can recycle them into one-of-a-kind reusable conference bags. Each bag that you send will be hand crafted and sculpted by up-and-coming British designer Sarah Atkinson. Sarah is a young, London-based fashion and textiles designer who specializes in knit. Her work walked down the runway at the London and Russian Fashion Weeks 2009 and has been sold in Japan as well as being featured in a promotional video for a well-known candy brand. For more details and mailing address, please see the Call For Bags.

For more details about the selected installations, see the Accepted Installations page.

The Art Exhibition is collaboratively directed and curated by Sara Diamond (OCAD), Jennifer G. Sheridan (BigDog Interactive) and Daniela Rosner (UC Berkeley). Special thanks goes to Dennis Love and Richard Rinehart at the Berkeley Art Museum for inspiration and to our sponsors.

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