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Artists Begin Using Data to Track Rents, Audience Satisfaction
July 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm
Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in Chelsea

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Artists have been increasing their focus on data, to do everything from track the rent a performing-arts group pays for space to the satisfaction levels of audience members. A recent panel at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea, discussed the appealing nature of the data and how it can help arts groups market, build communities and increase their advocacy efforts. While first entering data can be a daunting task, the experts encouraged artists to stick with it in order to experience the benefits, including negotiating lower rents and growing their audiences.

 

Science Gallery is presenting BIORHYTHM: MUSIC AND THE BODY as the first exhibition to ever appear at the New York based World Science Festival and is hosted at the wonderful Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea. The exhibition is made possible through the support of Imagine Ireland, the Cordover Family Foundation and the University of Dublin Fund.
The exhibition, which was seen by over 60,000 visitors in Dublin in the summer of 2010, explores music and the body in an interactive bonanza of unique sonic experiences. It launches as part of the World Science Festival on June 2nd at Eyebeam Art +Technology Center at 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011 and runs until August 6th.

 

Highlights of the Launch night of BIORHYTHM in Eyebeam Art + Technology Centre, New York.
Science Gallery is presenting BIORHYTHM: MUSIC AND THE BODY as the first exhibition to ever appear at the New York based World Science Festival and is hosted at the wonderful Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea. The exhibition is made possible through the support of Imagine Ireland, the Cordover Family Foundation and the University of Dublin Fund.
The exhibition, which was seen by over 60,000 visitors in Dublin in the summer of 2010, explores music and the body in an interactive bonanza of unique sonic experiences. It launches as part of the World Science Festival on June 2nd at Eyebeam Art +Technology Center at 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011 and runs until August 6th.

 

Jacob Ciocci is an artist and current Eyebeam Fellow notably regarded as one third of the American art collective Paper Rad. He is also a prolific producer of music, installations, websites, and animations. David Wightman is completing his Ph.D. in music composition at UCSD, where he teaches courses on popular and contemporary music. Some of his many music projects include: Fortress of Amplitude, Powdered Wigs, and Chariots of Fire. Together Jacob and David form like Voltron in the high-NRG electronic music band Extreme Animals and have toured the country every summer for the past 8 years presenting their music, videos, and art.

 

Empty Calories, Heavy Designs
Jell-O rises above its humble cafeteria-food origins this Saturday at the Gowanus Studio Space's third annual Jell-O Mold Competition, the culminating event of a workshop co-sponsored by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.

 

Artists Discover the Art of Crunching Numbers
By V.L. HENDRICKSON

Most artists want nothing to do with numbers, and they certainly don't want their work quantified in a spreadsheet. But several data pioneers are working to convince the city's art community that number-crunching isn't only a crucial tool—it's got sex appeal.

"There is mystery in data, anticipation, adventure, even sensory gratification," said Ian Moss, the research director of Fractured Atlas. "There's a whole world out there of numbers to explore, and we in the arts are just starting to map it out. To be involved in that effort is to feel like a pioneer, in a way..."

 

Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]
June 29th, 2011
by Nick Briz

Evan Roth is a prolific producer whose activities take on many different forms, including teaching, collaborating, engineering, collecting gifs, analyzing graffiti, enriching the public domain, developing tools of empowerment and raising awareness of issues pertaining to the open-web and free speech. His work is most comfortable where the interests of activists, artists, and general web meanderers intersect.

 

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The massive exhibition showcases the works of artists with a connection to region.
With more than 60 artists and five locations, the latest Pittsburgh Biennial is an elephant. And, as the old saying goes, "How do you eat an elephant? ... A chunk at a time!'

The halls and staircase are filled with art, too. A mural titled "Katabasis" by Chris Kardambikis of San Diego, Calif., on the first floor illustrates multiple worlds the artist has imagined as existing in and around our own. Pittsburgh artist Jacob Ciocci has filled the staircase with a mixed-media installation that is a distillation of images that can be found on the Internet -- still and moving.

 

Saatchi & Saatchi's 21st Annual New Directors Showcase at Cannes this year welcomed the audience with a multidisciplinary, retro-futuristic performance that combined Microsoft Kinect technology, live performance, animation and typography.

The intro was conceived by Saatchi senior creative team Jonathan Santana and Xander Smith, who took over the role of showcase creative directors from former worldwide CD Bob Isherwood and former CD-Global Culture Richard Myers. It enlisted the combined talents of Warp Records musicians Jamie Lidell and Clark, independent producer Juliette Larthe, Turner Prize-nominated artist Mark Titchner, software designer Aaron Meyers and effects and video designers Marshmallow Laser Feast.

 

Why does a beat get legs tapping? How does a body translate the feel of sound? “Bio-Rhythm: Music and the Body” is designed to offer some answers to those and other audio-related conundrums.
The exhibit comes by way of the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. It's now made its way to the Eyebeam Gallery in the Big Apple for the World Science Festival.

 
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