by Dar Williams; "When I started this blog in 2010, I went straight to Google with "human powered gym new york." Uh oh. Architectural renderings of a human-powered gym. Mitchell and Douglas Joachim designed River Gym, a fleet of buoyant, transparent, human-powered gym pods on the Hudson River. Don't get me wrong. I loved it."
In this cabaret:
DAVID BENJAMIN will telecommunicate, GAVIN BROWNING will tell a story, CRAIG BUCKLEY will surprise, MTWTF will publish, MICHELLE FORNABAI will paint, EVA FRANCH will emcee, LARISSA HARRIS & DAMON RICH will conspire, MITCHELL JOACHIM & IOANNA THEOCHAROPOULOU will narrate, JANETTE KIM will count, MITCH MCEWEN will rap, DANIEL PERLIN will make noise, SARAH WILLIAMS will visualize, MIMI ZEIGER will formulate, and MARK WIGLEY will wrap things up.
About the book: Studio-X New York is one node of a global network that includes like-minded event/work spaces in Beijing, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. But that wasn't always the case. In the beginning, this lone "pilot" Studio-X-unadvertised and largely invisible to the public, tucked away behind an unmarked door on the 16th floor of a nondescript office building in Lower Manhattan-needed an infrastructure, identity, audience, and a set of tools to make it work. These are the instructions.
Featuring: Moshe Adler, Bathroom Keys, Barry Bergdoll, David Cay Johnston, Chairs, Charette, Jean-Louis Cohen, Design Glut, Yevgeniy Fiks, File Cabinets, Karen Finley, Lars Fischer, Laura Flanders, Folding Wall, Michelle Fornabai, Free Speech Zone, Cristina Goberna, Group Therapy, Interboro, Mitchell Joachim, Olympia Kazi, Vitaly Komar, Reinhold Martin, Michael Mandiberg, Jürgen Mayer H., Mitch McEwen, Jonas Mekas, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Neighborhood Watch, Network Architecture Lab, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Daniel Perlin, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Rapid Response, Reading Group, David Reinfurt, Damon Rich, Sukhdev Sandhu, Raja Shehadeh, Mark Shepard, Simulcast, Brooke Singer, Sink, Spatial Information Design Lab, Situ Studio, Tables, Astra Taylor, Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Suzanne Tick, Track Lighting, Town Hall Meeting, Urban Landscape Lab, Warm Engine, Cathy Wilkerson, Mabel Wilson, Mimi Zeiger, and more.
The Studio-X NY Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation Edited by Gavin Browning Afterword by Mark Wigley Designed by MTWTF GSAPP Books