“The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Facebook Analog Research Lab” with Scott Boms
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Type Directors Club, New York City
Find out why one of the world’s largest digital leaders is hand-crafting posters one at a time.
Scott Boms is a cross-disciplinary graphic designer and printmaker. As the global design lead at the Analog Research Lab, Facebook’s in-house design and art making studio, he is responsible for creating and guiding projects that ask questions, intersect social values, and provoke important questions with the aim to open minds to new ideas and perspectives.
You’ll see posters, printed matter and installation work of the Facebook Analog Research Lab and its Designer-in-Residence program (established in 2016.) Viewers will get a rare peak at the evolution of values and mission of this unique organization — the what, the how, and most importantly, the why.
Scott talks about how and why Facebook decided to put ideas, critical questions, and visual interventions into the spaces that people inhabit, and how these hand-crafted artworks are opening doors to new ways of looking at the world, finding community, inviting dialog, and creating positive friction that meaningfully affects people.
The evening also features a panel discussion featuring four of Facebook’s past Designers in Residence: Elana Schlenker, Kaye Blegvad, Eddie Perrote, and Luiza Dale. Stay tuned for that at the end of the video.