Monday, July 31, 2006

Check out the blog for one of the group's projects here: Momma's Nest.
Check out the blog for one of the group's projects:

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Here's some information on Julia's work, from her website:

Julia Reodica, now residing in New York, has been involved with art and science for many years. Her extensive experience in utilizing semi/living systems for exhibition and deomonstration developed from working as the Life Sciences Intern at the Exploratorium Art & Science Museum of San Francisco. Also, while in San Francisco, she assisted Adam Zaretsky (fellow collaborator) at San Francisco State University in teaching one of the first bioArt studio classes offered in the U.S.

Current work in New York takes the semi/living art approach a step further by questioning the aesthetics and ethics surrounding biotechnology and the new media of tissue engineering in sculptural work.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Just a reminder:

We are meeting at the Bodies Exhibition tomorrow, not at Eyebeam!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

You can read the full text of Ecovention, the book we discussed in class with Adam yesterday, here.

Here's the link to the Animal Enrichment site we talked about.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

(Image: Detail from Alexis Rockman's 'The Farm'.)

Reading for tonight: extract from Margaret Atwood's Oryx & Crake. Think about the argument between Jimmy's parents and which character you agree with.

How does the image above relate to the text?

Art & Sustainability


Maja & Reuben Fowkes

Newton & Helen Mayer Harrison

Andrea Zittel

Myriel Milicevic

Brennan McGaffey

Dan Peterman

Marjetica Potrc

Michael Rakowitz

Frances Whitehead

Andree Thompson

Linda Wysong

Heath Bunting and Kayle Brandon

Tamás Kaszás and Viktor Kotun

Hildegard Kurt

Jane Frost

Marko Peljhan

Nils Norman

Hans Dielemann

Ian Hunter & Celia Larner

Aviva Ramani

Fritjof Capra

Projects & Collectives

Free Soil (Amy Franceschini, Myriel Milecivic & Nic Rohmer)

Future Farmers

Empty Vessel Project, NYC

Events at the Empty Vessel Project

Allora & Calzadilla

JAM (Jane Palmer & Marianne Fairbanks)

Fuel for the Fire – NYC (LMCC and Amnesty Intl)

Exhibitions/Texts & Resources

Beyond Green Online Catalogue

New Media Earthworks Reading List

Greenmuseum resource for eco-arts

Greenmuseum Toolbox for Educators

Principles of Sustainability

Beyond Green - Sustainable Art Exhibition

Beyond Green review

Another Beyond Green review

Interview with Nils Norman

Habana Cafe Eco-Eatery

German university course on Art & Sustainability

Sustainability Forum

Can Art Engage Us In Sustainable Development?

Art in Ecology Symposium

Contemporary Art & Sustainability Symposium

Wikipedia on Sustainable Building

Build Sustainably


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

And here's a bio of Jeff Feddersen, from his website:

Trained in computer science and music, Jeff is a New York artist, musician, and engineer interested in creating new means of musical expression generally and new musical instruments specifically. He is also seeking to incorporate the principles and technologies of sustainable energy into his work. He is currently an artist in residence at Eyebeam Atelier, where he is developing a solar-powered acoustic installation for Free103point9's Wave Farm in Acra, New York. He is also working with the Brooklyn restaurant Habana Outpost to install a mechanized sun-tracking solar light collector. He has taught electronics, sustainable energy, and digital audio at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he was also a Resident Researcher in 2003.

His robotic musical sculptures, created for the Brooklyn-based collective the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR), have been widely exhibited, including shows at the Chelsea Art Museum, the Apple Soho Store, Gigantic Art Space, and UC Irvine's Beall Center. With performer/composer Bruce Gremo he received the 2004 Harvestworks Interactive Technology Project Residency to create a shakuhachi-inspired digital wind instrument. He has developed interactive software for Minnesota Public Radio, the Walker Art Center, and the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium, and he has worked with creators ranging from the filmmaker Jem Cohen to the media artist Ben Rubin.

He has invented a number of new musical instruments (electric, electronic and acoustic) that have been used in performances both by his avant-rock collective, Zaftig, and others, at venues in New York, Tokyo, and Beijing, including the Lincoln Center. He occasionally plays trombone, glockenspiel, and banjo with Brooklyn's T. Griffin Coraline, and from April 2005 to May 2006 he worked for the Technology Development group of Honeybee Robotics, a Manhattan engineering firm that has developed hardware for NASA currently in use on Mars.

Here's some more info on Paul Vanouse, from his page on the University of Buffalo website:

Paul Vanouse has been working in emerging technological forms since 1990.

Interdisciplinarity and impassioned amateurism guide his art practice. His electronic cinema, performances and interactive installations have been exhibited in 18 countries and widely across the US. While Vanouse often designs his work for public spaces, he also shows in major museums including: The Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, the TePapa Museum in New Zealand and the Louvre Museum in Paris.

His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the PA Council on the Arts, the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Sun Microsystems, the Howard Heinz Endowment, the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Science Foundation. Vanouse is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, and a Research Fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He lives in Buffalo, NY. His most recent solo work "The Relative Velocity Inscription Device" is a live scientific experiment, in the form of an automated electronic installation, in which he literally races skin color genes from his Jamaican-American family against one another.
Photos from day 2 of our DNA workshop are up on Flickr.

Monday, July 10, 2006

You can see photos from our first day, including Paul Venouse's workshop, at our Flickr page here!