Work by Jonathan Zong, G, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Exhibition on view January 15, 2020 – February 7, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 / 6:00pm
BODY TEXT is reading as gazing as reading as writing; is a contest of control; is an imperfect way of rendering people and systems legible to each other.
Jonathan Zong is an artist who works with graphic design as his material. Zong uses its conventions and processes to think about technologies of social mediation and power. He works to imagine and build the repaired world he wants to live in in the future. Zong’s practice, includes experimentation with 3D printed letterpress type, printed books collecting algorithmic curations of found material, and created personal data visualizations used by tens of thousands. Working with visual form in a digital substrate helps Zong think about the continually negotiated boundary between bodies and machines in society. How should designers think about the social commitment of the forms they create? Answering this question will help Zong—and the field of contemporary art—come to a new understanding of design’s present and future territory.
On Display: January 15, – February 7, 2020