The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Analog Research Lab

7c8469ee8c9e594c65c59b919626c08d?s=47 Scott Boms
February 06, 2019

The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Analog Research Lab

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.

The evening will culminate with a panel discussion featuring past Designers in Residence: Elana Schlenker, Kaye Blegvad, Eddie Perrote, and Luiza Dale.

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Scott Boms

February 06, 2019
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  3. DESIGNER PRINTMAKER INK MIXER PAINT SPILLER PAPER CUTTER PHOTO TAKER

    RISO UN-JAMMER SNACK EATER NOTE TAKER SKETCHBOOK FILLER SIGN PAINTER SCREEN COATER SQUEEGEE CLEANER EMAIL SENDER ART DIRECTOR ANIMATOR CONTENT WRITER SADDLE STITCHER ELECTROPOUNCER PRINT ARCHIVER FONT IDENTIFIER HEAD BANGER LATTE MAKER RECORD PLAYER PAPER JAMMER VIDEO PRODUCER SIGN HANGER POLAROID SHAKER POSTER STAPLER PAPER PURCHASER VINYL CUTTER HALFTONE TROUBLESHOOTER TROUBLEMAKER?
  4. Modern industry saves us endless labor and drudgery, but... it

    also bars us from taking part in the forming of material and leaves idle our sense of touch, and with those formative faculties that are stimulated by it. —Anni Albers
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  10. Photo of the Lab back in Palo Alto

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  15. 2010–2019 ANALOG RESEARCH LABORATORY TEAM

  16. 2010–2011 ANALOG RESEARCH LABORATORY TEAM

  17. 2012–2013 ANALOG RESEARCH LABORATORY TEAM

  18. 2014–2015 ANALOG RESEARCH LABORATORY TEAM

  19. 2016–2017 ANALOG RESEARCH LABORATORY TEAM

  20. 2019 ANALOG RESEARCH LABORATORY TEAM

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  41. Heather Hardison Bijan Berahimi Hannah K. Lee Fuchsia MacAree Jimmy

    Mezei Eddie Perrote Elana Schlenker Leta Sobierajski John Patrick Thomas Mario Wagner
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  46. @analoglab ANALOG RESEARCH LAB @scottboms SCOTT BOMS @eddieperrote EDDIE PERROTE

    @elanaschlenker ELANA SCHLENKER @daleluiza LUIZA DALE @kayeblegvad KAYE BLEGVAD