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Flux Exchange artist Jonathon Keats plans to create a new municipal clock for Atlanta that will speed up and slow down with the changing pace and meander of local rivers – particularly, the Chattahoochee River, Peachtree Creek and other nearby streams.

To kick off what is expected to be a multi-year effort, Keats will participate in a public, online roundtable discussion about Atlanta River Time on Monday, June 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.  Other panelists include Jodi Mansbach of Chattahoochee NOW,  Jennifer Bauer-Lyons of Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture & the Environment and Ryan Gravel – visionary behind the Atlanta Beltline, author and founder of the infrastructure and urban design consultancy, Sixpitch.  The discussion will be hosted by Andrew Dietz, Atlanta River Time Producer and author of the 2020 book Follow the Meander: An Indirect Route to a More Creative Life which features many of Keats’ creative endeavors.

RSVP by emailing andrew@creativeinfluence.io

About Jonathon Keats

Acclaimed as a “poet of ideas” by The New Yorker and a “multimedia philosopher-prophet” by The Atlantic, Jonathon Keats is an experimental philosopher, artist and writer based in the United States and Europe. Over the past two decades, his conceptually-driven interdisciplinary art projects have been hosted by institutions ranging from Arizona State University to the Long Now Foundation to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Keats is the author of six books, most recently You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future, published by Oxford University Press, and the author of a weekly art column for Forbes. He has been an artist-in residence at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, UC Berkeley’s Sagehen Creek Field Station, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art + Technology Lab, a Black Mountain College Legacy Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an Imaginary Fellow at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, and a Research Fellow at the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment. He is currently a Polar Lab Artist at the Anchorage Museum, a Visiting Scholar at San Jose State University, a research associate at the University of Arizona’s Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, an Artist-in-Residence at the SETI Institute and UC San Francisco’s Memory and Aging Center, and the curatorial director of the Museum of Future History. A monograph about his work, Thought Experiments: The Art of Jonathon  Keats, is forthcoming from Hirmer Verlag. He is represented by Modernism Gallery in San Francisco.

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