Monday, January 20, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
1251 Kearns Blvd
20 participants max
Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger and artist Taryn Simon lead a playful, interactive experiment addressing popular tropes in image production on the Internet, and challenge you to make the worst picture ever. Be sure to bring your smart phone!
Mike Krieger is the co-founder and head of engineering at Instagram. As technical co-founder, Mike has played a role in building the Instagram mobile apps, scaling the Instagram infrastructure to more than 150 million active users, and recruiting the Instagram engineering team. Mike studied symbolic systems at Stanford University, a mix of computer science, design, and cognitive science.
Taryn Simon’s artistic medium consists of three equal elements: photography, text, and graphic design. Her works investigate the impossibility of absolute understanding and open up the space between text and image, where disorientation occurs and ambiguity reigns. Simon’s works have been the subject of monographic exhibitions at institutions including Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012), Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007). Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum, Centre Pompidou, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011, her work was included in the 54th Venice Biennale. In 2013, her work was included in the Carnegie International. She lives and works in New York.