It is a conference focussed on neuro-conservation and how the ocean can effect the brain. I’ll be part of a session with David Poeppel, a neuro-scientist from NYU and Jim Toomey, the creator of Sherman’s Lagoon, the syndicated comic.
Kelly Sherman and I will be heading south to Washington, DC next week to install Patient Translations at the annual TEDMED conference at the Kennedy Center. We are excited to share the piece with a larger and more broad audience and get a chance to talk with all the medically-minded people in attendance. I hope we get a chance to attend some of the talks as well since I am fairly addicted to TED talks already, but have only been able to enjoy them online thus far.
In anticipation, the kind folks at TEDMED have posted a blurb on their blog about Patient Translations:
This past month has been insane creating a new piece that came about rather serendipitously (and with a very compressed timeline). I have been trying to get a piece going on the topic of health for some time now as it is a fascinating area for me, but I have always run into logistical issues. So when fellow artist Kelly Sherman out of the blue got in touch to see if I wanted to collaborate with her on an opportunity to create a new piece for the Healthcare Experience Design conference, I jumped at the chance.
I will post more about the ongoing piece soon, but for now, I only have time to announce that it exists. You can check out the website and download the app to listen and participate as well as soon see more photos of Kelly’s wonderful visual treatment of my long-time partner in crime, the Bring Your Own Voice booth.
I have a new piece on exhibit at the Puke Ariki Museum in New Plymouth, NZ. The piece is called “A Walk Through Deep Time” and is a collaboration with New Zealand artist extraordinaire, Trudy Lane. Through the marvels of the internet, we were connected from 9 time zones and 18 hours apart by our significant overlaps in artistic practice. Our love of science and discovery as well as the outdoors and geo-awareness was quite remarkable and pleasant to discover.
This piece is a part of the SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature creative residency which included a group of amazing artists who all created pieces for the exhibition. I am honored to be a part of the show and excited that my work, at least, has had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand. Someday, I hope to do the same.
Please check out the iOS app and feel free to contribute your own recordings regardless of whether or not you are on-site.
Last weekend, I was honored to be on a panel at the Multimodal Approaches to Learning International Conference at the MET. I got to speak about how my work follows a different approach to collaborative engagement of museum visitors via their ears and experiences. Of course, Roundware was a big part of the discussion and I’m hoping that the attendees found it useful.
I had a great time as I got to meet some of the other presenters including several amazing sound artists: Stephen Vitiello, Lou Mallozzi, Bruce Odland and Johannes Goebel. Being the new-comer on the sound art block, I was both dramatically humbled by their genre-defining greatness and encouraged by their uplifting stories, projects and approaches to this esoteric world.
After several years of discussions and a year of beta availability, my site-specific sound art installation ROUND:Cambridge has officially launched.
ROUND:Cambridge explores the city of Cambridge, MA through music and evolving participant commentary. The installation ‘inhabits’ the entire city by creating a location-sensitive layer of audio consisting of a musical composition along with commentary recorded in-situ by participants. Each participant experiences a continuous, unique, real-time audio stream as they walk, weaving location-specific voice content in with a location-aware instrumental composition.
This piece was commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council and there is an accompanying gallery installation, but the piece is only truly experienced by wandering the streets of Cambridge with the free ROUND:Cambridge Android or iOS app in hand.
Here’s a short audio sample: