NEW MUSEUM ANNOUNCES GOOGLE GLASS TO SPONSOR 2015 TRIENNIAL
THE LAUNCH OF NEW VISITOR EXPERIENCE APPLICATION FOR THE EXHIBITION USING GLASS
New York, NY….The New Museum announced today that Google Glass will be the Lead Sponsor of the 2015 Triennial exhibition. The Triennial, a signature initiative of the New Museum, is the only recurring exhibition in New York City devoted to international, emerging artists. The Triennial provides an important platform for a new generation that is shaping the current discourse of contemporary art and the future of culture around the world.
The 2015 Triennial
will open next February 2015 and will occupy the entire Museum. It is organized by New Museum Curator Lauren Cornell and acclaimed artist Ryan Trecartin, whose work was featured in the inaugural 2009 Triennial.
As part of this partnership, the New Museum will launch a visitor engagement app using Google Glass. Museums have been exploring handheld technologies for the last five years, while others are developing apps for tablets. The New Museum will introduce Glassware that enhances visitor engagement at the Triennial and enables the public to share their experiences.
Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director
, commented, “We are pleased to be working with the groundbreaking creative team at Google Glass. Their commitment to innovation will support our own interest in how technology can advance new ideas in both art and in museums. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the company’s inventive minds to explore new ways that technology can enhance public engagement and improve visitor experience at the Museum.”
About the New Museum
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.
Glass is smart eyewear that allows you to look up and engage with the world by providing you with access to information when you need it without getting in the way. Glass began as a project from the Google[x] team, a division of Google dedicated to moonshot projects that create technology to make people's lives better.
Glass puts you in control of your technology by connecting you to what you love with a hands-free device that's on when you need it and off when you don't. Created by designers and software engineers, Glass is simple and beautifully designed.
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