[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

[July 12-14] Lost in the Labyrinth: Sound Art in China

Since its import into China, the evolution of and the practice of Sound Art, like the art of New Media, has been completely re-shaped by the political system, social structure, and market economy of contemporary China. Sound Art in China – as it’s been greatly affected by the local culture – has very little in common with its original reference in Western art history. Most Chinese practitioners in this field usually avoid classifying their creations as “Sound Art”, as it’s difficult to summarize the complexity of the media evolution in China with such a simple word. Curated by Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, Harvestworks presents artists who are among the most representative figures in the experimental music (i.e., Sound Art) field in contemporary China. 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

[Video] Suzanne Thorpe / Paul Geluso: Phloq

At St. Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island, Phloq is a multichannel work composed to evoke the sensorial experience of a flock of birds taking off. Via its physical diffusion, Phloq creates a provocative space that allows the listener to suspend their ties to previously known aural reference points, releasing them to a new sensorial interaction. Phloq’s content addresses issues of communication and interference, referencing the swirling mass of information we encounter on a daily basis. Continue reading