Jonah Brucker-Cohen

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Dublin based artist Jonah Brucker-Cohen reviewed his work revolving around the theme of “Deconstructing Network” both physical and online.

Jonah Brucker-Cohen discussed some of his projects that attempt to challenge accepted notions of network interaction from networked software hacks and rule-based systems to translating virtual processes and conventions into the physical world.

Finally he talked about the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA Group), an informal group he co-founded in Ireland that has had over 12 monthly events in Dublin, a large symposium earlier this year, electronics for artists workshops, and aims to showcase art and technology projects from local and international artists, musicians, designers, students, academics, and more.

Jonah Brucker-Cohen works as a Research Fellow in the Human Connectedness Group at Media Lab Europe in Dublin, Ireland, and is a Ph.D. candidate in the Networks and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG) at Trinity College Dublin. He received a Masters from ITP and spent two years there as an Interval Research Fellow creating interactive digital / networked projects.

His work focuses on subverting existing relationships to human / networked interfaces by building new real-world inputs to networks, redefining how information is used and disseminated online, and shifting virtual processes into physical forms through networked devices and experiences.

His writing has appeared in numerous international publications including Wired Magazine and Rhizome.org, and he was chosen as a net.art judge for the 2003 Webby Awards. He is the co-founder of the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA Group) and won the 2001 International Browserday with his project “Crank the Web.” His work has been shown both in the US and internationally at events such as DEAF, Transmediale, SIGGRAPH, ISEA, Whitney ArtPort, Ars Electronica and others.

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