Laurie Frick is a data artist. She uses self-tracking data to construct hand-built works and installations to imagine a time when sensors not only measure but also predict our behavior. She holds an MFA from the New York Studio School, an MBA from the University of Southern California and studies at New York University’s ITP program. Using her
background in engineering and high-technology, she explores the future of the quantified-self where smart phones and gadgets gather and present patterns of stress, mood and bio-function digitally recorded and physically produced as intelligent wallpaper. Frick recently was
awarded residencies by the Neuroscience Research Center, University of Texas, the Headlands, Yaddo and the Bemis Center. Frick’s talks and publications include The Huffington Post, Nature Publishing Group, Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, NPR, Creative Mornings and a TED talk at TEDxAustin. This past year she had solo exhibitions at Texas State University, Oklahoma Contemporary and Marfa Contemporary. She is represented by Edward Cella in Los Angeles.
Harlan Kennedy is the Director of Strategy at VBP Orange, a brand innovation consultancy housed within the San Francisco advertising agency Venables, Bell & Partners. Kennedy has been helping clients with strategic challenges since 1995. Orange clients include Audi, Barclays, mediaX at Stanford University, the March of Dimes and ZER01. In addition to this role, Harlan continues to serve as the strategic lead on Barclays, Russell Investments, and Conoco Phillips at VBP. Prior to working at Venables Bell & Partners, Harlan was VP of Strategic Planning at McCann-Erickson New York, where, in addition to launching the original Xbox for Microsoft, he headed up strategic planning efforts on Dentyne Ice, Bass Ale, and Agilent Technologies.