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The BartlettHead, Stephen A. Benton, William R. Houde-Walter and Herbert S. Mingace, 1978

The Bartlett
Head, Stephen A. Benton, William R. Houde-Walter and Herbert S. Mingace, 1978

At the MIT Museum in Boston the exhibition of over 20 internationally created holograms can still be seen until September 28, 2013. The 9th International Symposium on Display Holography being held for the first time in Boston, Co-chaired by Seth Riskin and Michael Bove, and is presented by the MIT Museum and the MIT Media Lab.

As the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Museum informs: “The exhibition presents a rare opportunity to view selected works from the world-wide community of practicing display holographers. The MIT Museum holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of holograms and regularly invites artists to showcase new work at the Museum. “This new exhibition is an example of our expanded commitment to support public engagement with practicing artists through exhibitions and programs,” says Seth Riskin, who will give talks and tours throughout the coming year in his role as the MIT Museum’s Manager of Emerging Technologies and Holography/Spatial Imaging Initiatives.

The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography surveys state-of-the-art display holography, and showcases the artistic and technical merit of individual works of art. Selected by a panel of experts, the holograms on display represent artists from Germany, Italy, the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the US. ” A hologram” according to Riskin, “represents how the human brain, and light information interact to create the experience of three-dimensional space. Holography represents deeper technological access into light’s capacity as an image and information carrier.””

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ikonica_media_art_MVThe famous American MIT Media Lab introduces disputable new topic about social networking sites and stresses that “there is always the danger of a “group think” mentality–when people follow a group consensus rather than critically evaluate information; make decisions without guidance from the social network; or follow “gurus” who provide them with bad information.” We think that the “wisdom of the crowd” is leftist and rightist illusion and doubtful concerning the masses, because only the true Artists/Individuals can conceptually, practically and critically evaluate information. Which means the Art of Living is clever using of both hands and the whole mind and thus a privilege just of Media Art. (More at: https://mediavia.files.wordpress.com )

It is very weak possibility that the “Part of the answer may come from recent work of Media Lab researcher Dr. Yaniv Altshuler, an expert in collective intelligence methods, who is working with Toshiba Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland in the Media Lab’s Human Dynamics research group. Altshuler has developed a tool for social financial trading that helps guide users to make better decisions by improving the information flow within the networks. This is accomplished by diverting the traders’ attention away from certain links, and drawing their attention to others, changing the dynamics of the network.”

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