Charlotte Observer: Coming to CLT: Digital art, Shake Shack and cellphone chargers in every seat

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 4:56 PM

Digi.logue 2017

Refik Anadol will be leading an exciting future-forward panel at Digi.logue with a wonderful group of thinkers and creators at Zorlu PSM on 28th of September!

In our panel we will have Damien Henry’s journey at Google Arts and Culture in Paris and his inventions, Memo Akten’s recent machine learning experiments and his unique critical POV in media arts, Pinar Yoldas and her amazing infradisciplinary approach in her recent works, Ersinhan Ersin and timely expression of mixed reality in his and their teams work and finally we will join Liam Young‘s Hello City! performance to see how digital technologies are radically reshaping our perception and occupation of cities!

The whole day has a full of exciting agenda including Bager Akbay and Data Fobik‘s presentation.

I got several messages from friends in Istanbul, please do not forget to register, seats are highly limited!

Congrats! RM Fischer Relocates to New Rochelle

A 7.5-ton sculpture by internationally known artist R. M. Fischer was dedicated Saturday in its new home atop the hill in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green. The sculpture previously enriched the Los Angeles headquarters of Sony Studios.


Inspired in part by classic science fiction, the art piece – which now includes solar energy to power its lights – resembles elements of a flying saucer or a futuristic gazebo. It was a gift to the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) from Fischer, whose works are known for adding iconic and imaginative new looks to prominent public areas from San Francisco to Kansas City to Brooklyn and have shown from Europe to Japan. He has a show opening this fall in London and some of his gallery works are now exhibited Downtown at Backstreet Gallery.


“New Rochelle recognizes the enormous value of public art in shaping a culturally vibrant and attractive city center,” New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson said at the dedication. “The R.M. Fischer sculpture at Ruby Dee Park is part of this effort and will be a noteworthy addition to one of our most active civic spaces.”


The Fischer sculpture was originally installed at the Sony offices under the aegis of LA Art Advisor Michelle Isenberg and Ashley Calhoun who also oversaw its transfer to New Rochelle. A Bulfamante Landscaping installed the sculpture in Library Green, and Croton Energy installed the solar panels.