Eric is in Minneapolis for the Opening of Graphic Design: Now in Production, an exhibition curated by a team lead by Andrew Blauvelt and Ellen Lupton, showcasing graphic design highlights from the last ten years. We are very proud to have Set Top Box included in the show. It opens at the Walker Arts Center and travels through 2014.
The Walker describes the show as follows:
This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. With the rise of user-generated content and new creative software, along with innovations in publishing and distribution systems, people outside the field are mobilizing the techniques and processes of design to create and publish visual media. At the same time, designers are becoming producers: authors, publishers, instigators, and entrepreneurs employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.
Set Top Box debuted at the 2010 Shanghai Biennale. It’s perpetual television remix that watches soap operas looking for emotional language. In Shanghai we had to rely on pre-recorded television, but since Now in Production is taking place in the US, we can finally link the piece to live television. Thank God for the SOAP network!