LinkedIn: The Future of Work & What this means for Society

Summit: nyc18


Length: 22:34


Brett Wallace is a conceptual artist and entrepreneur whose art practice involves an exploration of the labor model and territories within accelerated capitalism through video, narrative storytelling and installation. A recent review in artcritical shared how Wallace’s work examines the “gap between lived experience and digital immateriality that these workers inhabit daily.” In this talk, Brett shares his exploration into the future of work, artistic interventions and what this future may mean for society at large.

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Brett Wallace - Director of Elevate Team & Artist in Residence, LinkedIn

Brett Wallace is an artist whose practice involves a multi-level exploration of the future of work. His work involves conceptual interventions through video, narrative storytelling and installation. He is currently represented by Silas Von Morisse gallery in New York. Wallace is currently launching AMAZING.INDUSTRIES, an ongoing conceptual art project exploring possible futures of work that are more humane and equal. He is a member of NEW INC for 2017-2018, the world’s first museum-led incubator, led by the New Museum.

Wallace is also a Director at LinkedIn, where he works on the Elevate team, LinkedIn’s employee activation platform. He holds a BFA from UMass Amherst, is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and is pursuing an MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2014, he founded “The Conversation Project”, an interview series at the intersection of art, technology and economy.

Brett lives and works in New York City with his wife, Laura, and their two children.