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W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience Opening

W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience Opening
March 31 to May 9, 2008 @ Intermedia Arts

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At the Kitchen Budapest

For the next few weeks, I will be collaborating with researchers at the Kitchen Budapest.

KiBu

For the next few weeks, I will be collaborating with researchers at the Kitchen Budapest. The Kitchen Budapest is a brand new new media research lab located here in Budapest. While I’m here I will continue work on a few of my own projects and will be helping out with some of the research that is happening here already.

It promises to be a great experience. More reports to follow …

American Toys in I.D. Magazine

An American Toy

A detail of my American Toys project accompanies an excellent article by Alex Terzich in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of I.D. Magazine. Take a look at the project here then go get a copy of the magazine at your local magazine retailer.

Hvad hører du nu? Urban Echo in København

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Composer J. Anthony Allen and I are currently showing the latest edition of Urban Echo in Copenhagen for the ICMC conference. While our original desire to creatively reflect and transmit the desires and thoughts of local city-dwellers has remained, each new location has suggested a different approach. The installation in the courtyard of Huset i Magstræde in downtown Copenhagen is no exception. In this latest installment, J. Allen and I have tightly coupled the audio and visual components and worked to make the projections more “sensitive” to their façade. For example, when text and images are moving about, they respond to the presence of architectural features such as doors and windows by avoiding or bouncing off of them. A quick look at the images or video will make this a bit clearer.

We will be showing this through the end of the week. The sound components run all day and the video components run from dusk until around 10pm. If you want to participate, respond via voice or text message to:

+45 50 50 44 08

It’s a Danish number, but international text messages are pretty cheap. So go for it!

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Urban Echo in Copenhagen

CopenhagenJ. Anthony Allen and I just received an invitation to install Urban Echo in Copenhagen, Denmark during the International Computer Music Conference in late August.

Each time we have shown this piece (we’re currently on number three at the MMAA), it has taken a different form. We look forward to reimagining the piece for a new audience in Copenhagen.

We are also investigating sources for travel funding. If anyone knows of any sources, let us know. More later …

MPR Story

Late last week Chris Roberts from Minnesota Public Radio interviewed a handful of artists about the Sound in Art / Art in Sound exhibition at the MMAA in Saint Paul, MN. J. Anthony Allen and I talked a bit about Urban Echo. The story should air on Morning Edition this Monday 23 April, 2007 sometime between 6:30 – 9:00 AM. I’ll post a link to the story as soon as they make one. Tune in to 91.1 FM if you are within earshot of MPR. Check here or here for a nice coverage map.

23 April, 07 UPDATE: Find the story and images here (and please note, the curator’s name is Theresa Downing, not Theresa Downham).

Emerging Digerati

I will be presenting some recent work at the next Emerging Digerati symposium.

I’ll be talking about MyMap, my Patent Database Visualization studies, and the upcoming Urban Echo installation at the MMAA.

April 2 , 2007
Weisman Art Museum
5:30 – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 – 7:30 PM Showcases
(a map)

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Earth Day, 2007 “Wishes for the Sky”

Kites

Please stop by Harriet Island (a map) on Earth Day, Sunday 22 April, 2007 for the “Wishes for the Sky” community art event. I’ll be working to facilitate the broadcast and recording of individuals’ wishes with Mary-Ellen Childs. For more information, visit http://www.wishesforthesky.org/.

0o400 (Reprise) Featured in Metro Magazine

Metro Spread

A nice color spread of 0o400 (Reprise) was featured in the last issue of Metro Magazine. The story (pdf 18 mb) featured a story on the upcoming Spark Festival. We will be presenting an updated version of Urban Echo at the festival. You can find a festival program here.