Long before implants, splicing, and cyborgs, people and machines co-evolved as companion species. Critical infoldings happen in the connections between people and machines, and my work in Machine Therapy investigates these engagements. The machines (some made by me, some found) have expressive engaging behaviors, strength of character, negotiative egos and neurotic propensities.
biography and cv
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i work in the Computing Culture Group at the MIT Media Lab
blendie and relatives are in this month's issue of Gourmet
blendie and i are in a new book from O'Reilly, the makers of MAKE magazine, by Bob Parks, called Makers:
03 - 07 October 05
taught/worked with a brilliant group of students in a sound art exploratory workshop at The Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo
19 October 05
presented a paper on Machine Voices written in collaboration with Brian Whitman and Dan Ellis at WASPAA
14 september 05
visited Cornell University as part of the SIGCHI Distinguished Lecturer Series
recent exhibitions, publications & etc...
Learning Auditory Models of Machine Voices, with Brian Whitman and Daniel P.W. Ellis, WASPAA, Mohonk NY, Oct.2005
Art Sound Workshop, Oslo Oct.2005(link coming soon)
Wearable Body Organs at Goldsmith's College (for the 5th International Conference on Creativity & Cognition 2005).
Scope Art Fair, NYC Dec.2004
ISEA in Helsinki and Tallinn, Estonia Aug.2004
ScreamBody in exhibition at Millenium Museum in Beijing, as part of the First Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium May.2004