Graduate Student Talks: Abdullah Almaatouq
Take a look at the List’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Abdullah Almaatouq (Media Arts and Sciences) to discover more about Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I Must First Apologize…
About the Speaker
Abdullah Almaatouq is currently a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds a Research Assistant position at the MIT Media Lab under the supervision of Prof. Alex “Sandy” Pentland. He is also a Research Specialist at the Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) at King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST). Abdullah received his bachelor degree from the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton University in the UK. Some of his interesting life experiences include winning the 2013 Bicoastal Datafest (Stanford & Columbia) ‘Best in Innovation’ prize, explaining the Origin-Destination Matrix and its role to exploit human mobility patterns to the Saudi Royalty (governors and mayors), and obtaining a black-belt status in Taekwondo from the Korean federation at the age of 14.
About the Series
Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests. Talks are free and open to the public.
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Video installation, 4 continuous synchronized screens, full HD. 2 min. 30 sec.
Courtesy the artists and In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc (Paris), CRG Gallery (New York), The Third Line (Dubai).