Show & Tell: Josh Berger and Niko Courtelis
January 29 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PSU Art Building - Rm 320 (click for map)
2000 SW 5th AVE
A handful of artists and writers in Portland started Plazm magazine in 1991. The Information Age was accelerating fast but only 7 million people had cell phones, which were the size of bricks and cost more than a used car. The Internet was mostly populated by scientists and programmers, though the public could gain access to it for $2 per minute. Mass media—the ability to disseminate information, entertainment, and creative expression to a substantial audience—was largely controlled by five corporations.
Plazm’s Josh Berger and Niko Courtelis believed that design could be a catalyst for change in the world. They still do.
Join Niko and Josh as they look forward and back, reflecting on the history and considering the future of Plazm.