V2_ celebrates the official launch of a new collection of essays by Douglas Coupland that reflect on some of the topics addressed in V2_'s recent exhibition Data in the 21st Century. The printed version of the book will be for sale during the event.
This event is part of the Futurosity Summit.
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Time and Entrance
This event is free of charge and will take place between 17:00h and 18:30h. This event is preceded by the event Looking Back at D21C & H.I.T. by Max Dovey and Manetta Berends.
Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. Since his 1991 novel, Generation X, Coupland has published fourteen novels and short story collections as well as several works of nonfiction including a 2010 biography of Marshall McLuhan. He has written and performed for England’s Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2008 created a 13-episode TV series based on his 2006 novel, jPod.
A 1984 art school graduate, Coupland’s visual work in the 1990s was the creation of the Internet aesthetic in conjunction with Wired magazine as well as his own website and blogs. In 2000 he resumed the making of physical works. In recent years his work has been central to numerous international solo and group shows.
Coupland is a contributor to the New York Times, e-flux, DISonline, Artsy, Vice online and has a fortnightly column with the FT Weekend Magazine in London. Since 2015 he has been artist in residence at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris.
(taken from the official website of Douglas Coupland)
Futurosity is part of Rotterdam viert de stad! (for the complete program go to: www.rotterdamviertdestad.nl) and is kindly supported by the City of Rotterdam (Rotterdam. Make it Happen) and The Art of Impact.