[Apr 26 – May 5] MY _____ IS AN ECOSYSTEM: List of Participants

Alex McLean (he/his)

Alex McLean is a researcher based in Sheffield UK, working on “algorithmic patterns” including in music, textiles and dance. He has been working professionally in creative technology since the year 2000, including as live coding musician and software artist, festival curator/producer, and research fellows. Alex created the popular free/open source live coding environment TidalCycles, and co-founded the TOPLAP live coding and Algorave movements, and the AlgoMech festival. He also co-edited the Oxford Handbook on Algorithmic Music, and co-authored Live Coding: A User’s Manual published by MIT Press. He now holds a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, hosted by nonprofit independent lab Then Try This.

Photo of a small-scale installation consisting of two mechanical arms in black and gray, each fixed to the top of a wooden box on a wooden table.

Alex Nathanson

Alex Nathanson is a designer, technologist, artist, and educator. His work is primarily focused on exploring both the experimental and practical applications of sustainable energy technologies. He is the founder and lead designer of the education and art platform Solar Power for Artists and its partner studio, Energy Transition Design LLC. The mission of both organizations is to make sustainable energy accessible, tactile, and understandable. As a solar power designer, he has created interactive and educational projects for the Climate Museum, Solar One, and the NYC Department of Education. In collaboration with Tega Brain and Bennedetta Piantella, he co-created the Solar Protocol project. His book A History of Solar Power Art and Design was published by Routledge in 2021.

Alex Weiner (he/him)

As an artist and electrical engineer, my work is grounded in a desire to venture beyond the conventional in electronic music. In a landscape often limited to standard tools, I focus on creating interfaces that offer new ways to manipulate sound. My approach is not about adding complexity but about rethinking how we interact with music at its core. My projects are driven by a personal quest to diversify the audio experience, drawing from my engineering background and artistic intuition. I delve into unexplored aspects of sound, seeking to introduce innovative yet intuitive methods that resonate with both creators and listeners. This journey reflects my belief that electronic music tools should evolve with the changing dynamics of the art form, offering fresh, creative avenues for expression.

Website: alexweiner.com


Headshot photo of Alex Weiner in grayscale.

Allison Parrish

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Allison was named “Best Maker of Poetry Bots” by the Village Voice in 2016, and her zine of computer-generated poems called “Compasses” received an honorary mention in the 2021 Prix Ars Electronica. Allison is the co-creator of the board game Rewordable (Clarkson Potter, 2017) and author of several books, including @Everyword: The Book (Instar, 2015) and Articulations (Counterpath, 2018). Her poetry has recently appeared in BOMB Magazine and Strange Horizons.

Allison is originally from West Bountiful, Utah and currently lives in Brooklyn.

an_outskirt (he/him)

an_outskirt, aka Joy Tamayo, is a vocalist, composer, and mul5media ar5st. Performance highlights include Freya Powell’s I cannot not grieve: CRY SCREAM SHOUT SING, produced by More Art; Sanctum by Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet; The Op5mist in Pete Wyer’s online opera Spring Street; soloist for the U.S. premiere of Manita en el suelo, a puppet opera by Caturla and Carpen5er with Americas Society; Chaitanya Sangco’s Subway Atmos for soprano/electronics/chorus/cello/piano; The Calf in Kento Iwasaki’s portable opera Beloved Prey; and Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. As a choral musician, Joy Tamayo has performed with the New York Philharmonic Chorus, The Unsung Collec5ve, Ekmeles, The Oratorio Society of New York, The Philharmonic Chamber Choir of Singapore, San Miguel Master Chorale, The Philippine Madrigal Singers, Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club, and Auit Vocal Chamber Ensemble. Through her duo an_outskirt, Joy Tamayo is composer/perfomer/filmmaker for Saklob at JACK, Brooklyn for Exponen5al Fes5val ’23. She is composer/vocalist for Sanctuary by Tanika I. Williams, featured at BAM CinemaFest Shorts Program. Joy Tamayo is EMMY-nominated as composer for Jonathan McCrory’s sonic opera The Roll Call: The Roots to Strange Fruit with the Na5onal Black Theatre. As a sound designer and composer, Chaitanya Tamayo’s work has been featured in Jonathan McCrory’s Emmy-nominated film The Roll Call : The Roots To Strange Fruit, Spiderwoman Theater’s Misdemeanor Dream at La MaMa,the full-feature film Romeo Candido’s Ang Pamana: The Inheritance, his own stage works Mga Station and saklob. As a recordist, his work straddles culture in the margins and the mainstream. He’s recorded the waning tradition of tud- om (enchantment song) of the Agusan Manobo in Mindanao, documented the existence of traditional Chinese court music in Old Manila, and made albums of songs in the housing projects of Quezon City. He’s also recorded mixed albums by Tony-awardee Lea Salonga and Bamboo.

Website: an-outskirt.com


Archaic Reckoner

Archaic Reckoner is Sumanth Srinivasan and Matthew Kaney. Sumanth’s solo computer-songwriter project, Reckoner, has released a full length album and several EPs. Drawing from krautrock, trip hop and glitch, his music is a fusion of live sampling, guitar, live coded rhythms and melodic vocals. Matthew builds tools for live coding, performing music and visuals as archaic.tech. Together and independently, they’ve performed a series of shows in both New York and western Europe.

Websites: reckoner.space, archaic.tech

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Photo of Sumanth Srinivasan and Matthew Kaney doing live coding performance with microphone, computers, electrical instrument, and MIDI controller in front of a projection screen with live code projection.

Borbo (it/its)

Borbo is a percussionist, sculptor, performance artist and weirdo. It builds percussive sculptural instruments out of steel and found objects – augmenting these objects with Max/MSP to create electro-acoustic improvisational music. Additionally, it incorporates elements of performance art and drag, pushing on (and occasionally breaking) genre norms. Borbo has performed solo sets at Wonderville and Shrine, ran Open Call Conduction events at Ivy House Studio, and performed in drag at C’Mon Everybody.


Photo of Borbo in a position of pointing toward the camera.


Will Rinkoff is a livecoder currently based out of Pittsburgh. He uses Tidalcycles, Supercollider, and Neovim to make music. He’s been exploring how musically expressive a laptop interface can be in real time, with no specialized hardware. He’s inspired by a need to make laptops function as instruments, and not just tools for composition.


Cameron Alexander (he/him)

Cameron Alexander (aka emptyflash) is an artist, programmer, and scientist based in New York. His work explores the relationship between math and nature (especially in fractals, feedback, and non-linear systems), altered and esoteric states of consciousness, and the essence of reality through generative art, livecoded performances, and alternative process photography. Cameron received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Houston in 2015. He has been creating generative art since 2011, and his work has been exhibited, installed, and performed in galleries, theaters, clubs, and venues across the U.S. Cameron is a member of the New York-based collective livecode.nyc, where he organizes shows, gives livecoding workshops, and performs livecoded visuals and music at algoraves.

Website: emptyfla.sh



Close-up photo of emptyflash looking at his computer, with live coding projection on his face and background.

Colonel Panix (he/him)

Colonel Panix, a Brooklyn-based member of LiveCode.NYC, has been active in both organizing and performing in livecode events since 2018. As an algorithmic artist, he creates generative art and music as well as constructs new musical instruments. He is a 2023 graduate of the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program and currently serves both as an Adjunct Professor at NYU and as a postgraduate researcher. Additionally, he has taught classes on coding music at CUNY’s City Tech Entertainment Technology Department.

Website: colonelpanix.com


Headshot painting of Colonel Panix in aqua lake hue.

CougarsAreCatsToo (she/her)

Katarina Hoeger is an Intermedia artist who uses live coding as one of many tools to convey messages to her audience. Her live coded sets walk an audience member through her exploration of the performance’s theme. When left to her own devices, Katarina strives to bring others a sense of understanding about and connection to their surroundings, a sense of belonging, and joy or positive stimulating experiences through her work. She has live coded in New York and Maine. Katarina is a board member of Music Community Lab, which runs the Monthly Music Hackathon series. She has been an artist in residence at Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY and holds an MFA in Intermedia from the University of Maine.

Website: katarinahoeger.com


Headshot photo of CougarsAreCatsToo with a pair of glasses and in a necklace, a black shirt, and a red coat.

Dan Gorelick

Dan Gorelick is a musician, creative technologist, and organizer who is based in Brooklyn and has a presence in the Bay Area and Berlin. Dan creates live audiovisual performances, blending his classical cello experience with the practice of live-coding: creating music with code. He explores what is uniquely possible when combining the acoustic and electronic practices to create live expressive and improvisational works. He values growing with community and is a co-founder of the Bay Area live audio-visual collective, AV Club. He is also an organizer and member of the LivecodeNYC and TopLap Berlin collectives. He also teaches workshops about live-coding and speaks about the creative possibilities of the practice. ,Dan Gorelick is a musician, creative technologist, and organizer who is based in Brooklyn and has a presence in the Bay Area and Berlin. Dan creates live audiovisual performances, blending his classical cello experience with the practice of live-coding: creating music with code. He explores what is uniquely possible when combining the acoustic and electronic practices to create live expressive and improvisational works. He values growing with community and is a co-founder of the Bay Area live audio-visual collective, AV Club. He is also an organizer and member of the LivecodeNYC and TopLap Berlin collectives. He also teaches workshops about live-coding and speaks about the creative possibilities of the practice.

Website: dan.dog


Photo of Dan Gorelick playing a plug-in string instrument fixed to a stand.

Don Hanson

Don Hanson is a designer, audiovisual performer and digital media artist known for creating experimental websites and establishing New Art City, the virtual art space for digital exhibitions. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Art in America, SXSW, and CBC radio. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Website: donhanson.art


Photo of Don Hanson wearing a cap and working on a MIDI keyboard with glowing keypads in the dark. Behind him is a projection of purple background and pink geometric shapes.

easterner (he/him)


Photo of easterner typing behind a table with a laptop and mixers, and in front of a wide and tall projection screen covered in purple and white projection.

elekhlekha อีเหละเขละขละ

elekhlekha อีเหละเขละขละ is a collaborative research-based group consisting of immigrant Bangkok-born, Brooklyn-based artists, Kengchakaj–เก่งฉกาจ and Nitcha–ณิชชา. The collective delves into subversive storytelling by exploring non-hegemonic sounds and visual archives, historical research–decoding, and unlearning biases. elekhlekha’s work spans performing documents, multimedia, and technology centers to interrogate, experiment, explore, and define decolonized possibilities. elekhlekha อีเหละเขละขละ is a Thai word that means dispersedly, chaos, unorganized, all over, and non-direction to break free our practices from being labeled through a Western lens. They are currently based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY). elekhlekha has received support from Babycastles, Culturehub, NEW INC, Rhizome, Processing Foundation, etc. In 2022, they were awarded The Lumen Prize Gold Award for their debut project, Jitr (จิตร), a performative audio-visual that utilizes historical research, Southeast Asian sound cultures, and live coding tools to reconcile Southeast Asia’s shared heritage.

Websites: elekhlekha.xyz, Link to Nitcha Tothong Bio, Link to Kengchakaj Kengkarnka Bio


Photo of Kengchakaj & Nitcha(elekhlekha.) On the left, Kengchakaj, a Southeast Asia man with medium-length black hair and a mustache. He’s wearing a blue shirt with an off-white jacket. On the right is Nitcha, a Southeast Asian woman with medium-length bleached straight hair and black roots. She’s wearing a black tank top with a colorful tie-dye short-sleeved shirt. They have mint green particles and blue graphics from the projector light shining on their face and filling the background. Photo credit: Photos by Thomas J. Logan, courtesy of Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA.)
elekhlekha อีเหละเขละขละ. Keng (left) and Fame (right).

Photo credit: Photos by Thomas J. Logan, courtesy of Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA.)

Fan Kong (she/her)

Fan Kong (she/her) is a learning scientist and teaching artist based in Queens, New York. Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, she works to build inclusive spaces where participants can practice social change-making, especially across languages and generations. She is the founder of Craft Services (2020), creating educational products inspired by everyday art, science, and technology.


Photo of Fan Kong smiling and looking at the camera. Behind her is a shelf filled with electronic components.

Francisco Barretto (he/him)

Francisco Barretto is a multimedia artist, creative coder, professor, and researcher who explores the intersection between artificial intelligence, creativity and computational art. His work seeks to reveal subtle and relevant aspects of how we represent and perceive ourselves, as well as to explore new interfaces for interacting with various digital algorithms. Barretto uses technology to explore the interconnection between humans and the natural world, and the interaction between the physical and the digital in his works, which include mapped projections, LED panels, and immersive environments. Barretto has exhibited a series of interactive artworks at various art festivals and exhibitions across Brazil for over 10 years. He performs with Micaelle Lages in a group called “the code.”

Website: thecode.art

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Photo of Francisco Barretto and Micaelle Lages Lucena standing together and smiling at the camera. Behind them is a big projection screen with visuals of glowing geometric shapes on a greenish background.

Fuguo Xue (she/her)

Fuguo Xue is a creative technologist based in New York. She received her B.Eng degree from Nanyang Technological University in 2023 and is pursuing her M.S. degree in Integrated Design & Media at New York University. Fuguo specializes in interactive installations and live performances, using coding, machine learning and artificial intelligence to explore Nature, cultures, and the relationship between humans and machines. Notably, her interactive installation “Cometale” was featured at Ars Electronica Festival 2023 in Linz, Austria.

Website: fuguosmediaspace.me


Photo of Fuguo walking in front of her projection installation inside a white room, which displays AI-generated animations.

Jack Palmiotti (he/him)

Jack is a filmmaker and new media story teller, in the medium of digital visuals and film. Raised in Hudson Valley New York, and studied New media and video production at Purchase College. Jack has an appreciation for surrounding environments and how it can affect a person’s interaction. Inspired by street photography Skateboarding, documentaries, films, comedies and independent projects. Jack has been making films since he was 14 and continue in looking to capture the natural bind of reflecting reality through artistic lens and edit.

Website: jackpalmiottifilm.weebly.com

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Jacky Lu

Jacky Lu is a visual artist and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY. He studied computer science at UC Berkeley, where he worked as an AI researcher in computer vision and autonomous vehicles. He has since exhibited virtually and physically as resident artist at Gray Area in San Francisco, exploring human-centric themes of feeling and perception in the context of machine intelligence. In 2022, he co-founded Kaiber, an AI research lab and creative studio, working with the likes of Linkin Park, Kid Cudi, and others to bring their creative visions to life with generative media. Jacky was the principal AI artist behind Linkin Park’s music video, Lost, which was nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and viewed 70M times.

Website: jacky.lu


Jay Reinier (they/them)

Jay Reinier’s work tightropes the boundary between speech and sound, often taking the form of creative/critical hypertexts, performances, and installations. Inspired by posthumanist ideas, their work challenges anthropocentrism, using technology and multimedia to articulate technological, ghostly ways of being. Jay attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, where they studied composition and comparative literature. They received Highest Honors for his undergraduate thesis, “Demons of Analogy: The Encounter Between Music and Language After Mallarmé,” which investigates how French Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé theorizes a musical poetics, and how music speaks back at this poetics. They have designed and taught four courses in Oberlin’s Experimental College which explore experimental literature and posthumanist philosophies. They currently live and work in New York City and are getting their MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College.

Website: jpalindrome.com


Headshot photo of Jay Reinier singing with a microphone hanging from the top. Visuals of small white pixels project on their face.

Saddle Up the Robots (he/him)

Eurorack single musician (sometimes works as a duo with my best friend under the same name). In 2019 I co-founded the New York Modular Society, a large electronic music focused global community headquarted in NYC, which currently has over 1K members on Discord and 4.5K followers on IG. As a part of NYMS Saddle Up The Robots has played to over a dozen live shows and countless live streams including Signals, the worlds first all modular virtual festival – which we organized. I have played shows opening for major acts such as Boys Noize and Rex the Dog. Saddle Up the Robots performances are usually defined by pulsating polyrhythms, unique usage of devices paired with modular, and show-stopping live visual synthesis (note I would like to do both for this performance too). I have almost a dozen releases on Spotify and other streaming services – ranging from a variety of genres I’ve experimented with over the years. As a member of NYMS I often contribute time to our DIY scene, hosting soldering and module making events as an act to keep the community together!


Photo of Saddle Up the Robots adjusting a live performance equipment with many wires attached. In the background are walls with live visual projections.
Image of the shape of a sitting cat in gray filled with blue lines that segment the shape into many triangles. The cat shape looks to the bottom left and its eyes emit two beams of green light adjacent to each other, with "SADDLE UP" and "THE ROBOT" text in the two beam areas.

Sam Lavigne

Sam Lavigne is an artist and educator whose work deals with data, surveillance, cops, natural language processing, and automation. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at UT Austin.

Jocelyn Tsui (she/her)

Jocelyn Tsui (b. 2002) was born and raised in Hong Kong, where overwhelming density became deeply embedded in her maximalist configurations. Her work is largely inspired by architecture, engineering, psychology, and literature, and as a result, becomes an aggregation of varied maps, patterns, and semantic systems. Overall a multimedia artist – working with collage, sculpture, video, and installation – Tsui still prides herself as a printmaker first. In both her research and artistic practice, she is compelled to pursue methods of high discipline and rigor, a consequence of her intense childhood education. Growing up in a city where millions are contending for the same positions, Tsui describes the body-to-body competitive experience as “perhaps inevitable that I felt the pressure push me into flatness. Working on the flat plane allowed me to oversee every detail and every line; it is where I found control.” The precision, repetition and sequencing of printmaking serves as the foundation of her work, but in the end, she aims to free herself from it in an exhaled search for uniqueness. It is within this push-pull relationship that her work evolves into complex abstractions and grid-like worlds that, upon close examination, reveal subtle yet firm possibilities of disruption, disorder, and uncertainty. Group exhibitions include The Will Barnet National Arts Club Student Show at The National Arts Club, NY (2024) and Transcending Form at 25 East 13th Gallery, Parsons School of Design, NY (2024).

Website: jocelynhyt.com


Photo of Jocelyn's artwork on a white background. The artwork consists of strips of paper with patterns in black, red, and blue, and they are folded into accordion-shaped structures.

Kate Sicchio (she/her

Kate Sicchio is a choreographer, media artist and performer whose work explores the interface between choreography and technology with wearable technology, live coding, and real time systems. Her work has been shown in the US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands and Qatar at venues such as PS122 (NYC), Banff New Media Institute (CAN), Arnolfini Arts (UK). She is a 2024 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow in New and Emerging Media. She has given invited talks at EU Parliament, Eyeo, Resonate, Node Code, Expo ‘74 and countless universities and events across the globe and co-edited the book Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne/Technique/Technology (Routledge) with Dr. Camille Baker. She is currently Associate Professor of Dance and Media Technology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Website: sicchio.com


Photo of a small-scale installation consisting of two mechanical arms in black and gray, each fixed to the top of a wooden box on a wooden table.

Kelly Ahern (she/her)

Ahern’s paintings blend the purely figurative with an uncompromising sense of abstraction in ways that highlight both the vulnerability and resiliency of the human form. Obsessed with the figure, she explores the cause and effect of shifting relationships as they occur within technological spaces, creating connections that speak to memory, metaphor, and perception.

Using the language of color and collage paired with forceful yet precisely controlled brushwork her paintings bring an appealing strength to compositions that convey a wealth of emotion.

Using this concept as her golden thread, Ahern weaves rich life experiences into paintings that create connections between figuration and symbolism. The resulting dialogue between form and composition, shape and color is an ever-evolving conversation.

Kengchakaj Kengkarnka (he/him)

Kengchakaj is an award-winning pianist, improviser, and electronics experimentalist. By juxtaposing different materials and concepts such as Southeast Asia tuning, the Blues, layered rhythms, electronics, etc., Kengchakaj composes and improvises sounds that unify seemingly opposite ideas and make room for new directions.

Websites: elekhlekha.xyz, Link to elekhlekha อีเหละเขละขละ bio

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New York-based electronic music artist, painter, crafts emotive and melodic soundscapes using analog synthesizers, drum machines, and effect pedals. Often recorded on a vintage cassette tape recorder in single takes, painter embraces imperfections, capturing a genuine snapshot of the present moment, much like analog photography. The result is a melancholic and emotionally charged musical journey, a testament to the beauty of raw analog sound expression.

Website: soundcloud.com/painter-audio


Photo of painter with a pair of brown sunglasses in a blue shirt. The background is in gradient sky blue.

Illestpreacha (he/him)

Illestpreacha is an Experiential Storyteller that transforms sounds, data, words and code into experiences that nurtures discussion, reflection, and interaction. With a decade plus of performance, event & audiovisual production, he takes inspiration from endeavours that are not normally together to create a harmonic experience for audiences.

Website: portfolio.illestpreacha.com/links


Kosmas Giannoutakis (he/him)

Kosmas Giannoutakis is a composer, sound artist, computer musician, and researcher based in upstate New York. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Electronic Arts at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he investigates the emerging field of decentralization, which is crucial for understanding and navigating the incipient musicalities in the labyrinthine era of algorithmic automation. His artist output includes a wide range of acoustic and electroacoustic music genres such as acousmatic music, film music, robotic and interactive sound installations, audiovisual game performances, algorithmic and computer-generated compositions, concert installations, live-electronics, live coding, telematic performances, systematic processes of collaborative composition and Machine-Learning generated media. His works have been presented and received awards at numerous international festivals and conferences.

Website: kosmasgiannoutakis.eu



Nabìr is the solo project of Rome-based audio + visual artist Lorenzo Berretti. Nabìr employs live coding on TidalCycles and SuperCollider with handmade cassette tape loops to create imaginative soundscapes and nostalgic atmospheres. Both the music and the visuals are conceived as a warm and welcoming hug, a flood of memories that passes through the lenses of digital and computer manipulation. A merging of the old and the new, where the boundaries between these dimensions are blurred through the recontextualisation of live coding, cassettes, vhs, sampling, field recording, and looping. These compositions blur the genres of IDM, ambient, drone, and electronic music. In his short career he has already participated to numerous events: -Opening to James Zabelia @ Teatro di Posa – Lisergica (Rome) -Opening to Dario Rossi @ Parco Appio (Rome) -“L’ESSENZIALE è INVISIBILE” Leikoru Project – Exhibition @ “Tempio del futuro perduto” (Milan) -30 sec Museum (Neoshibuya Tv & New Media Art) – Exhibition @ Myashita Park, Japan (Tokyo) -Winner of Guarà Mapping Festival in Brasile (Guaratuba) -Artkeys Prize – Exhibition @ Angioino Castel (Agropoli) -VJ Open Lab (Never Knows Better) – VJ of a digital event (Berlin)

Website: linktr.ee/nabir___?utm_source=linktree_profile_share<sid=0083852c-c234-4e51-9a9f-c914a361c8fc


Headshot photo of Nabìr in a white shirt with an illustration of a banana. The background is a wall with many sharp stone edges pointing out.

MA (she/her)

MA is the collaborative sound works of ÉMU + insomniac hotel.

Websites: MA, ÉMU, Insomniac Hotel


Matthew D Gantt (he/him)

Matthew D. Gantt is an artist, composer, and educator based in Troy, NY. His practice focuses on sound in virtual spaces, generative systems facilitated by idiosyncratic technology, and digital production presets as sonic readymades. He worked as a studio assistant to electronics pioneer Morton Subotnick from 2016- 2018, and has been an active participant in the international creative community, presenting or performing at spaces such as Pioneer Works, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Babycastles, SVA Visible Futures Lab, Feral File, IRCAM, ICST Zurich, and countless DIY venues and grassroots organizations. Gantt releases music with Orange Milk and Oxtail Recordings, is a member of New Museum’s NEW INC creative incubator, and has taught experimental composition in both institutional and DIY contexts,including NYC non-profit/public media studio Harvestworks, CUNY Brooklyn, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence, and a variety of community workshops aimed at creating equitable access to developing technologies. Gantt’s work has been featured in The Wire magazine, Pop Matters, Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, Bandcamp New and Notable and similar.


Photo of Matthew D Gantt sitting at the center of a wide and tall room next to a big table with laptops and performance equipment. There is a big project on the back wall of the room displaying colorful 3D visuals.

Megha Goel (she/him)

I’m Megha Goel (b. India; living and working in Brooklyn, NY) – an interdisciplinary mutt focused on narratives of silence. I explore technology’s influence on human connections, globalization, and information through data, AI, soft robotics, paper, print, and video. Bridging my backgrounds of UX Research and copy editing, I am, currently, exploring ways to add dimension to words and stories. I hold a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Information Design from the University of Washington, and an M.P.S in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


Melody Loveless (she/her)

Melody Loveless is a musician, performer, educator, creative technologist, and multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work ranges from live coding performance, generative sound installations, multisensory performance, and more. An active performer and member of the NYC creative community, she has performed around the city in various venues, including Babycastles, Wonderville, (le) poisson rouge, Performance Space New York, and Eyebeam. Additionally, she has also organized/co-organized events including various concerts/performances, exhibitions, conferences, hackathons, and more. Past honors include artist residencies (local and international), performances and talks at conferences and festivals, and awards and press for her music and work as a creative technologist (see below for details). She has presented talks on music education and her artistic practice for various organizations and events including the New Music Gathering, Monthly Music Hackathon, Bates Digital Music Symposium, and Pathways: Art and Technology. As an educator, she has taught in various institutes and organizations including New York University, the New School, Hunter College, Music Hackspace, and Harvestworks. She is also part of the first cohort of Cycling 74’s Max Certified Trainer Program.

Website: melodyloveless.com


GIF photo of Melody Loveless working on her laptop on a table, with her code and live visuals projected on a screen behind her.

Messica Arson (she/they)

Messica Arson ventured into the live coding scene in 2017 while seeking gigs for her new punk solo project utilizing Sonic Pi. Since then, her sound has significantly transformed, emerging as a unique fusion of live sampling, modular synthesis, and live coding. A defining feature of her music is the incorporation of screaming, adding a layer of rawness. Messica has showcased her talent across the US, Canada, and Europe, opening for notable artists such as Oliver Ackerman of A Place to Bury Strangers and Eric Schlappi from Schlappi Engineering. She has been an active member of LivecodeNYC since 2017; she has played a vital role in organizing and planning shows for the collective.


Photo of Messica Arson singing with a microphone between two tables of equipment. The environment has dimmed blue lighting.

Metamyther (he/him)

Tristan Kneschke’s Metamyther project explores three-movement song structures to craft cinematic industrial odysseys. Kneschke has quickly gained a reputation in the local New York scene for his intense live shows, and works to support his local community by producing live events like the dark-themed Electric Abyss through the New York Modular Society, as well as a monthly showcase of local artists at Wonderville. He has contributed scores to several films, including the documentary Conceiving Our Future, which enjoyed the distinction of screening DocNYC, America’s biggest documentary film festival. Kneschke has taught classes at the School of the Visual Arts in New York City as an adjunct professor. He has contributed anthology chapters published by Bloomsbury Academic, Routledge, and Dancecult, and has focused on writing about electronic music for cultural publications including Tiny Mix Tapes, Pop Matters, Metal Sucks, Decoder Magazine, Echoes and Dust, and Hyperallergic, among others.

Website: metamyther.com


Photo of Metamyther working on a laptop and mixers in a purple and blue hue.

Micaelle Lages Lucena (she/her)

Micaelle Lages is a Brazilian multimedia artist, AV creative and researcher in the field of audiovisual, art & technology. Holds a BA in Cinema and Audiovisual and is a student in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. Her artistic focus is exploring immersive and interactive experiences, developing installations and performances with a special interest in magic, rituals and the relations and tensions between humans, digital existences, nature potentialities and the unknown. She is part of the international collective Multimanas and her work was exhibited in international festivals such as Ojo Móvil (Peru) and FirstTime Filmmaker (UK). She performs with Francisco Barretto in a group called “the code.”

Website: thecode.art

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Photo of Francisco Barretto and Micaelle Lages Lucena standing together and smiling at the camera. Behind them is a big projection screen with visuals of glowing geometric shapes on a greenish background.


Michael Simpson (mgs) is a multifaceted creator at the nexus of music and technology. Michael’s work delves into the essence of sound using live code and custom machine listening systems to create tightly woven synesthetic experiences where music is both seen and heard. Michael uses live coding as a primary instrument in his creative work, leaning upon the paradigms unique capacity for spontaneous generation of audio-visual visions. Michael’s musical compositions are deeply inspired by New York’s vibrant hip-hop and electronic music scenes. Michael’s work has found its way to various stages, from music festivals to intimate venues across New York City and beyond. Michael approaches each opportunity with humility and a firm belief that art and technology, together, hold the power to enrich our understanding of the world and each other, creating spaces for connection and discovery. Michael is also an adjunct professor and researcher who shares his insights into the fusion of machine learning and music technology seeking to encourage and inspire others on their creative paths.

Website: mgs.nyc


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Night Shining (he/him)

Michael Romeo was born in 1985 on Long Island, NY and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Romeo is a multimedia artist, musician, and developer who has performed live, released albums, visual art, and creative software under the moniker “Night Shining”. His performances are live real-time a/v performances that combine computer graphics and audio into a cohesive medium utilising everything from algorithmic assisted musical productions to computer vision. Romeo’s work integrates a multitude of technologies, electronics building, and computer programming. As a creative technology director, Michael Romeo has worked with major brand clients like Microsoft and Nike along with major artists like Bjork, Moses Sumney, and the estate of Sol LeWitt to bring custom software based art installations to life.

Website: night-shining.com


Photo of Night Shining sitting on a stage in a dark room. He sits behind a table with equipment and works on a laptop. There are two speakers in front of the low-raised stage, and an LED screen displaying a big red square frame and a big flower of metallic texture within the frame.

Nilson Carroll (he/they)

Nilson Carroll is the Assistant Curator and Preservation Specialist at Visual Studies Workshop, where they received their MFA in 2021. nilson is an artist working at the intersection of video games, queer theory, and experimental film/video. Their art practice centers around the live and digital body, chronic illness, and violence, and actively pushes on the patriarchal boundaries and assumptions in games culture.They are the founder of the small DIY queer art games community swampbabes, and the co- founder of the annual international mutual aid project Queer Games Bundle. They have performed and screened work at festivals such as MONO NO AWARE (NY, NY), the Milan Machinima Festival, EXis Festival (Seoul), Fu:bar Glitch Art Festival (Croatia), among others, and perform live video glitches as shonen book and expanded cinema as VWV.

Website: nilsoncarroll.com

Nitcha Tothong (they/she)

Nitcha (Fame) Tothong (thai: ณิชชา โตทอง-เฟม) is a Thai interdisciplinary media artist, coder, and designer based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY.) tothong’s work focuses on cross-medium pollination and the juxtaposition between digital/computational and analog that inform each other to create, investigate and express sensory experience and conscious experience, reconfiguring views that created from soft power and contemporary technology’s impact on daily life.

Websites: elekhlekha.xyz, Link to elekhlekha อีเหละเขละขละ bio

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Ria Rajan (she/her)

Ria Rajan is an Intermedia artist and visual designer working across analog and digital mediums, focussing on the intimate relationships between people, places and the technosphere. Her work deals with ideas related to movement, space and time, with a focus on the intangible, ephemeral and transient experiences –- IRL and online – through performance, audio visual experiences, imagemaking, locative and lens based media, and video art. At present, her practice is centered around ideas of embodiment, personhood, inner mappings and ontological modes of artistic production. Her work examines the corporeal, temporal and spatial dimensions of mark marking and the various forms of residue these meditations leave behind.

Website: Rrad.studio


Sabrina Sims (she/her)

Sabrina Sims (she/her) is a bi Black Puerto Rican chronically ill artist from the Bronx. Her saturated multimedia work focuses on Black cosmic tech, softness as a tactile-emotional feeling and community idea sharing. She enjoys synthesizing mediums including printmaking/zines, textiles, biomaterials and livecoded audiovisuals. Sabrina organizes several COVID safer DIY music events and art fairs with a focus on accessibility for disabled creatives. Skill-sharing, workshops and other community building opportunities for other Black Indigenous people is a central part of her practice.

Website: starlyart.studio


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Sadie Meadow (she/her)

sadie meadow is a game developer, sound artist, and filmmaker based in brooklyn, ny. Her work includes the ecological simulation game Rewilding, the Youbet – “Carsick” music video, performance in the Eraseer Ensemblle, live film scores, and more.,sadie is a game developer, audio specialist, and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY.

Website: sadie.framer.website


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Saltzshaker (she/her)

Emily Saltz, or Saltzshaker is an LA-raised, Brooklyn-based researcher and sound artist. She hosts the weekly bog-themed radio show, “Discobog,” on WFMU, which mixes swampy field recordings with experimental ambient, electronic, generative soundscapes. She has presented her work at Eyeo, Gray Area, Science Gallery Detroit, SFPC, Processing Community Day, and the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose as a winner of Mozilla’s Tech Innovation Challenge.

Website: emilysaltz.space


Photo montage of Saltzshaker in grayscale. There are five sections of equal height in the photo, where Saltzshaker looks in five different directions.

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo (aka sarahghp) is an artist, programmer, and erstwhile data designer. Her work focuses on using the digital in a manner that can transcend its squalid and militaristic roots and reach out towards the sublime. She has created data-obscured art sites, new computer languages, and hybrid nostalgia machines.

Her current focus is live-code performances and improvisational, multi-layered video works. For both, she makes use of image processing tools new and old, analog and digital, including the Jones frame buffer, Fairlight CVI, Eurorack modules, and self-made frameworks.

Sarah has performed and exhibited work in New York City, San Francisco, Denver, and other US cities, as well as in Germany, France, Spain, and the UK. She has been a visualist for Codie, Electric Detectives, and Cable Knit Sweater.

Born in Southern California, Sarah lives and works in Berlin and NYC.

Website: art.sarahghp.com

Instagram: @supersghp

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Seungjin Lee

New York based artist and organizer of DigiAna Group. Seungjin Lee uses multi-sensory digital and analog media to create works that focus on augmented reality and the cultural intersections between human-felt experience and a virtually-impelled world. Lee was born in South Korea, spent his formative years following his parents as they repeatedly moved between Japan and South Korea, and received his BFA from Tama Art University Japan. Since 2014 moved to NY, he did lot of formats Art activities and organized events.

Website: seungjinlee.com


shellylynnx (they/she)

Shelly is an interdisciplinary artist, creative technologist, and community organizer. They are an experienced web developer with a history of working for museums. They currently serve as a Developer Community Co-chair for the Tessitura Network. They are also a member of the programming collective LiveCode.NYC, actively performing by creating visuals for livecoding shows. Their artwork explores nostalgic memories contrasted against the uneasiness of an uncertain future.


surajbarthy (he/him)

Suraj Barthy Selvabarathy (b. 1992, Chennai, India; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is a media artist and interaction designer who explores the traces that people leave across time through his art practice. As a Post-Doctoral Research Resident at New York University, his research focuses on time, connectedness, and technology, and he works across mediums including video, textiles, physical computing, and code. Suraj’s aim is to create participatory experiences that help participants become more sensitive to the things they see, hear and comprehend. Suraj’s Everyday Art Project, which has been ongoing for over 8 years, has taught him patience and a rigorous belief in practice (time). His work aspires to leave a trace in the space-time continuum, inspiring others to engage with the world and leave their own unique mark across time. Suraj is an Adjunct Arts Professor at NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program & Interactive Media Arts (NYU ITP/IMA). His teaching areas span habit formation, design and interactive art.

Website: surajbarthy.com


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Tega Brain

Tega Brain is an Australian born artist and environmental engineer exploring issues of ecology, data, automation, and infrastructure. She is an Industry Associate Professor of Integrated Design and Media at New York University and her first book, Code as Creative Medium, is coauthored with Golan Levin and published with MIT Press. She lives and works in New York and Sydney.

this.xor.that (they/them)

Jessica Stringham (this.xor.that) is a creative coder and visualist based in Brooklyn. Using custom-written software, they manipulate visuals live using time, the environment, MIDI input, or a combination using expressions. They have performed live visuals around NYC. They also create generative and pen plotter art.

Website: thisxorthat.art


Photo of this.xor.that and CougarsAreCatsToo doing live coding performance on their laptop. Behind them is a projection of live visuals and codes.

Torin Blankensmith (he/him)

Torin is a Freelance Creative Technologist, Educator, and Real-time Graphics Artist specializing in creating restorative mixed-reality installations and interactive experiences. Torin has taught courses at The New School for over 4 years on advanced creative coding, interactive and immersive environments with TouchDesigner, and adaptive technology. During his time at Studio Elsewhere, Torin crafted immersive environments for medical staff, patients, and children in clinical settings. Focusing on open-source creative tools, Torin, alongside Peter Whidden, co-created Shader Park – a community and library for developing shaders using JavaScript. Collaborations throughout Torin’s career have involved clients like The Google Creative Lab, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and The Nobel Foundation.

Websites: torinblankensmith.com, shaderpark.com



Close-up photo of Torin Blankensmith in front of a green screen, holding a piece of pink paper jam and looking to his right.

Voyde (any/all)

Voyde, aka Indira Ardolic, is a New Media Artist and Creative Technologist from New York. She employs digital technologies to recreate experiences and dreams, merging mysticism with technology. Her favorite themes include celebrating queerness, destigmatizing mental health, and uplifting marginalized identities. She seeks to use game engines to enable unique interactions, providing a deeper understanding of our humanity. She discovered games as a perfect escape from reality during her youth. Now, she sees games and interactive 3D media as the ultimate love letter to reality itself—how beautiful is it that we learned math to mimic the movement of water? It feels like creating an illusion of a grander life, one so compact it can be held in your hand.


Photo of Voyde and her partner sitting behind a table and typing on their laptops, with live visuals projected on the walls behind them.
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