12.07 / Lecture

Voltaire and Cybercrime: How to Survive in the Modern World

Brendan McGetrick, a writer, designer and curator, will share his vision on addressing the challenges of today

Let's face it: a job for life is a thing of the past. Everyone's job is going to expire every three years, or even sooner, as we continue towards a future where automation becomes increasingly more prevalent. What will we do next? How will we stay professionally engaged and intellectually free within a system that’s incentivized to get rid of us due to automation?

Why study human psychology and modern cybercrime? Why read Voltaire and Chekhov in 2019? What can we learn from treating inanimate objects as human beings? In his lecture hosted by Strelka on June 12, Brendan McGetrick will attempt to answer these questions and offer strategies for making the most of the beauty and ugliness of 21st century life.

Brendan McGetrick is a writer, designer and curator. His work has appeared in publications in over thirty countries, including in Wired, Art Review, Domus, and Vogue Nippon. McGetrick's projects include the books MAD Dinner (Actar) and Urban China: Work In Progress (Timezone 8). From 2002 to 2006, McGetrick was head writer at the research and design studio AMO. In 2011, he curated Unnamed Design, a component of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, in collaboration with Ai Weiwei. In 2014, he co-curated Fair Enough in the Russian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. From 2012 to 2015, McGetrick was a tutor at Strelka Institute.

The lecture will be held in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Russian. Receivers will be issued in exchange for an ID.

For accreditation contact pr@strelka.com.

Type
Lecture
Date
12.07
Time
20:00
Place
courtyard
Price
Free
Language
english with simultaneous translation into Russian
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