Jon Cohrs is a recording engineer and visual/sound artist who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Through residencies, installations, and performances at W2, I-Park, Banff New Media Institute, Futuresonic, and Eyebeam, his work has focused on exploring technology and it’s connection with wilderness through his documentary The Door to Red Hook: Backpacking through Brooklyn, his website ANewF*ckingWilderness.com, and the 2009 Futuresonic Art Award winner, the Urban Prospector.
During the U.S. digital transition he launched on a pirate TV station that went live when analog TV went dead in NYC. Recently the station broadcasted its mundane webscraped content during the 2010 Olympics. In 2009, OMG TV was used as a reference in a Supreme Court amicus brief on creativity and copyright. He is currently a Fellow at The Eyebeam Atelier working on creating designer Salt with SSRI’s and other pharmaceuticals in water, a book on Urban Wilderness, and researching sonic weapons with the collaboration Audint.
His work has been discussed in numerous publications such as BoingBoing, Deutsche Welle, Neural Magazine, Furtherfield, PSFK, and Gizmodo among others.