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Sculpture alum featured in exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
July 23, 2018
Sculpture alum Jon Chambers is showing one of his pieces in the Exhibition “I Was Raised On The Internet”, on view until Oct. 14 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. About his work, Jon says:
“My piece is part of the Lean Artist Chicago project founded and
created by artist Jeremy Bailey. The Lean Artist project is the
first startup accelerator designed exclusively for artists. Using
the startup accelerator process, four Chicago based artists
conceived and actualized companies over an 8 month period that act
as subversive and critical artworks.
My piece is called clumzy. Clumzy is a playful electronic device that lets you send messages through a decentralized mesh network, alleviating any anxiety of Big Brother social media monitoring your communications. Designed to be squeezed like a stress ball ( Jon Chambers model it after the negative space of his hand) it sends a color-encoded message based on the strength of the user's grip. Those receiving the message feel a soft vibration that mimics an intimate touch.
By not relying on text, clumzy offers an alternative on the communication spectrum that encourages new, nonverbal conventions.”
You can check out the project on the website clumzy.club and at the MCA Exhibition, in view until October 14. For more information on Jon’s work, please visit jonchambers.net