ArtReview x Modern Forms: On narrative intelligence

Marina Warner, Shezad Dawood and Marc Davis in conversation on 6 February

Images from Shezad Dawood’s ongoing Leviathan series

Please join us in the ArtReview Bar at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 6 February for the fourth in a series of conversations organised by ArtReview in collaboration with Modern Forms.

Artist Shezad Dawood and technologist Marc Davis join the writer and academic Marina Warner to discuss the complex relationship between technology and storytelling. 

The talk is free to attend; please RSVP through

Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, criticism and history; her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols and fairytales. Warner is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck University of London. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005.

Shezad Dawood works across film, painting and sculpture to juxtapose discrete systems of image, language, site and narrative, using the editing process as a method to explore meanings and forms between film and painting. 

Marc Davis invents mobile, social, media and personal data technologies. With a twenty-year career of research and development spanning the MIT Media Lab, Interval Research, UC Berkeley, Yahoo!, Invention Arts, and Microsoft, he has done pioneering work in context-aware computing, computer vision, mobile media metadata, social media, social search, mobile and social advertising, and personal data technologies and applications, as well as numerous research prototypes, products, and publications.