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Tuesday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted. Not!

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For the future of both, it is imperative that technology and culture learn from one another. Doing more with less is a philosophy that has animated both, especially in recent times with the notion of the minium viable product, and the injunction against feature creep. But art and culture have always understood the concept of "less is more" even if it took till the 20th century of that to be coined so neatly. For art to be possible, rules are necessary. In the Assassin's Code, the death of God makes everything possible. Many believe that the netwrok makes everything possible. But if everything is possible, how does anything matter? In art, what is left out is as important as what is included. Can the rules of making art help us make more useful technology? Can such concepts as the minimum viable product help us do a better job of writing, editing, designing, and disseminating novels, films, music. This high interdisciplinary panel will help illuminate how the eternal verities of art and science, when properly framed, can help us be better movers of the hearts and minds of men and women...


Calvin Baker

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Joanne McNeil

Sr EditorRhizomeJoanne McNeil is senior editor of Rhizome, an organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.
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Richard Nash

Founder/CEOCursorRichard Nash is an independent publishing entrepreneur, presently launching Cursor, a start-up portfolio of social publishing imprints the first of which, Red Lemonade, will launch in 2011 with a new story collection from Lynne Tillman and debut novels from Kio Stark... Read More →
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Kevin Smokler

WriterN/AKevin Smokler (www.kevinsmokler.com) is the author of the forthcoming essay collection "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven't Touched since High School" (Prometheus, Feb. 2013). Called "a publishing visionary" by the Huffington Post, his writing on... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Sheraton, Creekside

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