[May 26-July 23] NYEAF Matthew Ostrowski – Western Electric Nº 1

Western Electric is a generative composition for fifteen modified and computer-controlled  rotary telephones. The speed and position of the clappers are voltage-controlled, making possible a wide range of rhythms and tones. This expanded sound palette is used as the material for a structure based on the swarm behaviors of relatively simple… Continue reading

[May 12-13] CTW Exhibition: Oyster by Joe Diebes

oyster is an encompassing audiovisual installation by Joe Diebes that unravels a peculiar moment in the history of music and computers.  In the 1960’s, renowned American folklorist Alan Lomax developed a wildly ambitious system called cantometrics for coding and analyzing folk songs from every corner of the world.  Working with the BOTCH vocal ensemble,… Continue reading

[May 12-13] CTW Exhibition: háček by Margaret Anne Schedel and Melissa F. Clarke

háček presents a physical installation, VR experience, and printed data maps. It employs data to inform an immersive installation while positioning it’s larger impact towards metaphors of networked landscape, security and wayfinding. The data used is taken from real network traffic logs, tracking hackers in real time as they race… Continue reading

[Sept 21-25] NoiseGate Festival: Environmental Noise Pollution Awareness Data-Driven, Art-Driven, Community-Driven

The inaugural NoiseGate festival is a five-day festival produced in collaboration and partnership with NYU Steinardt (http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/technology/iaps), United Nations Global Arts Initiative, Citygram (citygram.smusic.nyu.edu), Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, Monthly Music Hackathon, Music of Reality, Kadenze, ThinkCoffee, University of Redlands, and generous grants from the NYU Global Research Initiatives, Office… Continue reading

Every Sat/Sun on Governors Island – The Spaces Contained In Each / Internet Psychic Phone Repair / Cloud.Data 2010 / Augmented Reality War of 1812

At St. Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island, Stephen Vitiello’s and Steve Roden’s The Spaces Contained in Each is a multi-channel sound installation based on recordings of “silence”. In Daniel Temkin’s Internet Psychic Phone Repair a mannequin fortune teller delivers a mix of NYC marketing vernacular, Markov-flavored spam phrasings, and a symbology of stale mysticism and Internet detritus. Xu Wenkai’s Cloud.data 2010 simulates a small region of a dark sky, but in the other way this matrix is able to contain a boundless 3-dimension sky of a digital reality. In Steve Bull’s and Kathleen Huler’s Augmented Rality War of 2012 visitors with their smart phone, iPad and Android tablets take a self guided augmented reality tour of scenes of the War of 1812. Continue reading

[Jun 15 – Sep 2] Daniel Temkin: Internet Psychic Phone Repair

A Midtown vendor holds a sign advertising what might be a session with a psychic or perhaps a quick fix for iPhones. Only this vendor is himself a fortune teller: a mannequin with a card dispenser in his torso. The fortunes he delivers play meaning off nonsense, in a mix of NYC marketing vernacular, Markov-flavored spam phrasings, and a symbology of stale mysticism and Internet detritus. Continue reading