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Paintings that Move, Spring Planting, and How to Enjoy Traffic Cones
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The Future of Painting
The Mantle Inaugural Salon
New York, NY
September 12, 2012

This talk took the form of a Q&A followed by a moderated conversation. While I don't have a recording, above you can see a work I showed, "Traffic Cones of Museum Mile". Below are the notes I put together prior to the talk.

General (context-setting):

Big view of what's possible. Time travel. God. Keep everything on table. Where do ideas come from? Do you generate thoughts or do you access them? Define being a person. Define being a human. Very difficult to even answer most fundamental questions - Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going?

Singularity -> Kurzweil's Law of Accelerating Returns

Doomsday clock

Traffic cone abundance

We are creating our past, present and future faster than ever.


Technological add-ins -> undo, motion, static light levels

Tools will become more responsive and more powerful

Art options (forms -> expanding abundance)

Simulations -> grind own pigments vs no clean-up no brush-buying

Participatory painting

Random may come up:

Art that confuses. Early art. Opaque. I DON'T GET IT ->mystery