Analog and digital technologies and processes are expected to be at odds with each other, especially in the heart of Silicon Valley. And yet the philosophy that underpins the Analog Research Lab at Facebook does not accept this. By putting ideas, critical questions, and visual interventions into the spaces we inhabit, we open doors to new ways to look at the world, find community, invite dialog, and create a positive friction that meaningfully affects people.
Through posters, printed matter and installation work of the Facebook Analog Research Lab and its Designer in Residence program established in 2016, Scott Boms will offer a rare view and chart the evolution of the values and mission of this unique organization — the what, the how, and most importantly, the why.
The evening will culminate with a panel discussion featuring past Designers in Residence: Elana Schlenker, Kaye Blegvad, Eddie Perrote, and Luiza Dale.
RISO UN-JAMMER SNACK EATER
SIGN PAINTER SCREEN COATER
SQUEEGEE CLEANER EMAIL SENDER
ART DIRECTOR ANIMATOR
CONTENT WRITER SADDLE STITCHER
PRINT ARCHIVER FONT IDENTIFIER
HEAD BANGER LATTE MAKER
RECORD PLAYER PAPER JAMMER VIDEO PRODUCER SIGN HANGER
POLAROID SHAKER POSTER STAPLER PAPER PURCHASER
VINYL CUTTER HALFTONE TROUBLESHOOTER TROUBLEMAKER?
Modern industry saves us endless labor and
drudgery, but... it also bars us from taking part in
the forming of material and leaves idle our sense
of touch, and with those formative faculties that
are stimulated by it. —Anni Albers
Photo of the Lab back in Palo Alto
ANALOG RESEARCH LAB