Danny Hillis and Hans Ulrich Obrist

August 16, 2012 @ Los Angeles

The indefatigable curator Hans Ulrich Obrist arrived in Los Angeles last month to launch the Institute of the 21st Century, aiming to digitize the entirety of his 20-year spanning interview project, which includes interviews with artists and figures as wide-ranging as Merce Cunningham and Matthew Barney.

Obrist conducted public conversations with John Baldessari and computer scientist Danny Hillis. Emblematic of the epistemological bridge—building that characterizes Obrist's career, both Baldessari and Hillis touched on themes beyond their respective fields—questions of social value, memory, and the passing of time.

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