Social Discovery Ventures Exhibits Unique Combination of Art & Technology at Burning Man 2015

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International Technology Company Awarded Grant to Display Art Installation at Annual Festival

Dmitry Volkov

Burning Man embodies the spirit of art, innovation and radical self-expression, and we at Social Discovery Ventures are excited to make our own artistic contribution to help transform the landscape of the festival.

Social Discovery Ventures, an international technology and software engineering company headquartered in New York, Moscow, and Hong Kong, has been awarded a grant to exhibit at Burning Man 2015. The company will be proudly introducing their art installation entitled OracleTang, which will be displayed in the Midway section of Burning Man. This robotic ape incorporates Artificial Intelligence technology and participatory art as a way of contributing to the Black Rock City community.

OracleTang was dreamed up by innovative entrepreneur and owner of Social Discovery Ventures, Dmitry Volkov, in collaboration with artist Oleg Kulik. They collaborated with a team of software engineers from Social Discovery Ventures and robotic engineers from RoboArmy to produce the animated chimpanzee. The ape will interact with passerby by observing his visitors, reacting to their behavior and responding to their gestures or words.

OracleTang represents the connection between the natural world and modern society, and reflects the place held by Mother Nature in our civilization,” said Volkov. “Burning Man embodies the spirit of art, innovation and radical self-expression, and we at Social Discovery Ventures are excited to make our own artistic contribution to help transform the landscape of the festival.”

Burning Man will take place in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, from August 30, 2015 to September 7, 2015. For more information, visit http://www.SDVentures.com/.

About Social Discovery Ventures:
Social Discovery Ventures is an international umbrella brand for a group of technology and software engineering companies which provide platforms for social discovery, personal development, and online entertainment. They invest into, develop and support a range of B2C internet projects and brands under the framework of social discovery. Some of those projects are online dating, service for finding travel companions, social games, language learning and practicing communities etc. Those projects create an environment where people from various parts of the globe can meet each other, help each other, communicate, share and have fun. Those projects are designed to allow transcending the distance.

About Burning Man
Burning Man is a week-long annual event that began in San Francisco’s Baker Beach in 1986 and migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. Burning Man is organized by Black Rock City, LLC and has been running since 1986.

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