Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gizmodo and Adhocracy: A Night of Great Conversation at the New Museum

Over the past year, we've thrown a brisket party, a Faux Loko party, and a planetarium party. And on Friday, after we announced some very big news about our new Editor in Chief and the addition of Architizer to our Kinja universe, we added another unusual party to our list: a dinner in the Skyroom of the New Museum and a tour of the museum's new design exhibition, Adhocracy.

As Gizmodo Managing Editor Brian Barrett mentioned last week, we're broadening our scope to include art, design, and urbanism. So the New Museum, which has staged some of the most interesting shows in recent memory (giant metal slides, anyone?), was a perfect location to celebrate.

First, Curator and Domus Editor Joseph Grima led a walkthrough of Adhocracy, which he describes as "an exhibition about people who make things." 3D-scanned portraits were printed, the latest in wearable tech was sported, and, of course, and libations were consumed. Then, the party moved upstairs to the airy Skyroom of the SANAA-designed museum, where we listened to remarks from Grima, New Museum Director Lisa Phillips, and of course, Gizmodo Editor in Chief Geoff Manaugh. Finally, everyone sat down for dinner, drinks, and good conversation. It was an excellent kick-off celebration for what's to come.

Photos by Victor Jeffreys II (plus a few selfies by our guests).

Geoff Manaugh introduces himself.

An excellent hoodie worn by Gin Lane Media founder Emmett Shine.

Nick Denton; Peter Ha; Tom Plunkett; Brian Barrett; Joel Johnson; and Julia Alvidrez.

Joseph Grima; James Del; Jason Deland; Geoff Manaugh; Heather Corcoran; Iwan Baan.

Emmett Shine; Troy Conrad Thierren; Usman Haque; Samantha Ortega; Shohei Shigematsu; Steven Thomson.

Chad Oppenheim; Chris Barley; Chris Woebken; Alex Mustonen; Alexandra Lange; Anil Dash.

Natalie Jeremijenko; Peter Gerber; Stanley Lumax; Marco Roso; Matt Novak; Moses Gates.

Lauren Cornell; Lisa Phillips; Marc Kushner; Karen Wong; Kristen Becker; Lauren Bertolini.

Julia Kaganskiy; Julie Lasky; Julien De Smedt; Jason Silva; Jesus Diaz; Juergen Mayer H.

Elliott Montgomery; Eva Franch i Gilabert; Fernando Romero; Debbie Kennedy; Dominic Leong; Dror Benshetrit.

Juergen Mayer H. and Fernando Romero.

MoMA's Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, Paola Antonelli.

Asmeret Lumax and Stanley Lumax.

Usman Haque and Natalie Jeremijenko.

Samantha Ortega and Elliott Montgomery.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/gizmodo-and-adhocracy-a-night-of-great-conversation-at-508741584

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