The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Facebook Analog Research Lab
February 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
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.