I Am Seeing Things - Symposium and ExhibitionOctober 23rd, 2012
I'll be delivering a keynote lecture at the I Am Seeing Things symposium and exhibition. This is the culminating event for TOTeM (Tales of Things and Electronic Memory), a three year research project by Brunel University, Edinburgh College of Art, University College London, University of Dundee, and the University of Salford.
October in NYCOctober 11th, 2012
It's a double-bill this month in New York City:
I'll be presenting at the Guggenheim Museum for the LISA Conference on Tuesday, October 16. Looking forward to what looks to be a great line-up of speakers.
The City & The Book @ USC / 5D InstituteSeptember 21st, 2012
I'm in LA where I'm on a panel at The City & The Book, a two-day transmedia design summit at USC School of Cinematic Arts, organized by 5D Institute.
Sentient City Survival Kit @ Haus für elektronische Künste, BaselAugust 30th, 2012
I'm in Basel for the opening of Sensing Place, an exhibition at the Haus für elektronische Künste. Sensing Place engages with urban developments, new digital infrastructure and municipal space concepts. Curated by Sabine Himmelsbach. Exhibition Opening: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7 pm
13th International Venice Architecture BiennaleAugust 21st, 2012
I'll be in Venice presenting work as part of Spontaneous Interventions, an exhibition organized for the US Pavilion by the Institute for Urban Design as part of the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition is on view August 29 - November 25, 2012. I'll be conducting walks with Serendipitor and collaborating with Natalie Jeremijenko and David Benjamin on the Venice Mussel Choir, a water quality monitoring project using bi-valves as bio-sensors. I've also contributed an essay on minor urbanism to the exhibition catalog.
SCSK @ Hack the CityJune 21st, 2012
SCREENICITY: Sentient City - OsloJune 7th, 2012
I'm giving a talk on the Sentient City as part of the SCREENICITY lecture series organized by Ingrid Hoelzl, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway.
Remediating Urban Space @ Plymouth UniversityJune 6th, 2012
Tactical Sound Garden @ MIKSER 2012 - BelgradeMay 25th, 2012
Sentient City Survival Kit @ DEAFMay 16th, 2012
Tactical Sound Garden: BuffaloMay 4th, 2012
Situated Technologies: Beneath and Beyond Big DataApril 28th, 2012
Come celebrate the publication of the final pamphlet in the Situated Technologies Pamphlets Series, Modulated Cities: Networked Spaces, Reconstituted Subjects, by Helen Nissenbaum and Kazys Varnelis. Bringing together contributors to the Situated Technologies Project throughout its first six years, this half-day event will address current issues surrounding situated technologies and the increasing entanglement of data, technology, and the built environment, and attempt to identify future trajectories for their evolution.
Situated Technologies: Beneath and Beyond Big Data
A symposium with Philip Beesley, David Benjamin, Laura Forlano, Usman Haque, Natalie Jeremijenko, Omar Khan, Laura Kurgan, Helen Nissenbaum, Trebor Scholz, Mark Shepard, and Kazys Varnelis
Saturday, April 28, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square, NYC
Discourse and Discord: Architecture of Agonism from the Kitchen Table to the City StreetApril 12th, 2012
I am off to Minneapolis for Discourse and Discord: Architecture of Agonism from the Kitchen Table to the City Street, April 12-14 @ The Walker Art Center.
I'm participating in a performative conversation titled Structures for Discord with designer Carl DiSalvo, artist/educator Marisa Jahn, and media theorist Warren Sack, for which I choreographed the lighting and and stage configurations based on George Balanchine’s ballet Agon.
update: a video recording of the event is archived here.
Urban Ontologies @ EyebeamMarch 21st, 2012
Jordan Crandall and I will be hosting an informal public conversation on new urban ontologies at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center on Thursday, March 22 from 6-8pm. The event is part of the Urban Research Group conversation series, which aims to address the underlying issues, ideas and interests that drive the research of Eyebeam's current fellows.
On the Verge: Dennis Crowley and Mark Shepard @ SVAFebruary 9th, 2012
CCD-me-not Umbrella @ Eyebeam Open Studios: Winter 2011December 16th, 2011
I'll be participating in Open Studios @ Eyebeam Art + Technology Center this Friday and Saturday, December 16 & 17, from 3-6pm. I'll be installing a live version of the CCD-me-not Umbrella, part of the Sentient City Survival Kit. This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of current research and works-in-progress by current residents and fellows there. Come by and say hello if you are in New York!
Festival CulturaDigital.Br - Rio de Janiero, BrazilDecember 4th, 2011
NYC Open Sensor Network Workshop @ EyebeamDecember 2nd, 2011
Lecture at Stroom Den Haag, NetherlandsOctober 27th, 2011
Expanding the Documentary @ Purchase CollegeOctober 14th, 2011
I'm on a panel at the Expanding the Documentary conference at Purchase College, organized by Brooke Singer and Michelle Stewart. The conference is accompanied by an exhibition of expanded documentary works, in which Serendipitor is included, on view in the Passage Gallery, October 13 till November 6.
Idea FestivalSeptember 22nd, 2011
I'm in Louisville, Kentucky for the Idea Festival where I'm presenting with Shih Chieh Huang, Richard Pell, Julie Wyman, and Pamela Z during the Creative Capital session moderated by Ruby Lerner. I'll also be conducting a walk with Serendipitor on Friday, September 23 @ 5:30pm, starting at the entrance to the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts.
PICNIC in AmsterdamSeptember 14th, 2011
I'm heading to the PICNIC festival in Amsterdam where I'll be moderating a session titled From Database Cities to Urban Stories with Saskia Sassen, Marc Tuters, Martijn de Waal, Beth Coleman, Nerea Calvillo, Eymund Diegel, Romano Gallo and Mirko Lorenz. Thursday, September 15 from 1:30 - 5:15pm at the NDSM warf.
Sentient City Survival Kit @ Ars Electronica 2011August 25th, 2011
The project is included in the CYBERARTS 2011 exhibition, which includes a selection of projects that received an award in the Prix Ars Electronica 2011 competition.
Sentient City Book Launch + Serendipitor Walkshop @ INDESEM 2011May 12th, 2011
I'll be in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday, May 14 for a Serendipitor walkshop during the day and a book launch event for Sentient City in the evening @ V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, together with Martijn de Waal and Michiel de Lange. Thanks to the organizers of INDESEM 2011 for the invitation!
Upgrade! BostonApril 20th, 2011
Sentient City Survival Kit @ Enter:datapolisApril 4th, 2011
Hertzian Rain @ Birchfield Penney Art CenterMarch 27th, 2011
This spring I'll be performing Hertzian Rain at the Birchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. These performances as part of the exhibition Eyes of the Skin: Art and the Senses, featuring installations by Alexandra Spaulding and JT Rinker. Curated by Stefani Bardin.
February 13 and March 27 at 3pm, and April 8 at 7pm.
Sentient City now available from MIT Press and AmazonFebruary 28th, 2011
Case studies by David Benjamin, Soo-in Yang, and Natalie Jeremijenko; Haque Design + Research; SENSEable City Lab; David Jimison and JooYoun Paek; and Anthony Townsend, Antonina Simeti, Dana Spiegel, Laura Forlano, and Tony Bacigalupo
Essays by Martijn de Waal, Keller Easterling, Matthew Fuller, Anne Galloway, Dan Hill, Omar Khan, Saskia Sassen, Trebor Scholz, Hadas Steiner, Kazys Varnelis, and Mimi Zeiger
FebruaryJanuary 26th, 2011
A few things happening in the first half of February:
On Feb 10 I'll be participating on a panel titled Responsive City: Fact or Fiction? at this year's CAA Conference in New York. Chaired by Steve Dietz, the panelists include: Barbara Goldstein, Public Art Program Director, City of San Jose, Cameron McNall of Electroland, and Ben Rubin of Ear Studio.
On Feb 11 we're celebrating the publication of Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture and the Future of Urban Space, the book I've edited based on the 2009 exhibition I curated at the Urban Center in New York. Paola Antonelli, Hadas Steiner and I will discuss the architecture and design exhibition’s historical relation to architectural production and its influence on contemporary design discourse. Friday, February 11, 2011, 7:00 p.m. @ McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York City.