I am honored to by invited by Kickstarter to make a contribution to their election issue, a series of online postings, essays, art works and discussion starters. My contribution is a recipe for urban project, in the style of those listed in my Manual for Urban Projection, intended for the days leading up to the election. You can check it out along with the other contributions here.
Honored to be invited to contribute to an upcoming Duke University Press book by Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) and Nancy Hightower, called Digital Fictions: The Future of Storytelling, a text that includes contributions from about 23 writers, artists, architects, journalists, and documentary makers writing about the most recent and groundbreaking ways multimodal writing, art, film and pedagogy are changing the landscape of 21st century narratives.
Honored to receive a grant from the The Grable Foundation to further develop SocialVR, and move toward its integration into Pittsburgh area schools and after school programs. The grant will allow Aparna Wilder, director of community outreach for SocialVR, will lead this planning and strategy development for the upcoming 6 months.
I am honored to be invited to participate in the NEA and Kennedy Center convening In Pursuit of the Creative Life: The Future of Arts and Creativity in America, taking place Friday, November 18, 2016 in Washington, DC.
I am honored to accept the invitation by Jax Deluca, Media Arts Director of Visual Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts, to join the Media Arts Advisory Panel. Looking forward to working together with other panel members to review submission and make recommendations. I will be focusing on the category of creation and education based activities such as production of new work, facilities access, residency programs, workshops, publications, and the development of web portals or mobile apps.
I have been invited to attend the PWL (People We Love) Camp between October 14-16 2016 in Kickstarters Brooklyn Head Quarters. Honored to be included and looking very forward to meeting all the creative makers and innovators.
I’ve been invited by Dr. Carlos Castellanos to present my work at the Digital/Experimental Media Lab at Kansas State University, as part of the Leonardo LASER lecture series. I will also install a work at the Chapman Gallery on campus.
I’ve been invited by co-chairs Dave Colangelo and Michael Longford to present my urban projection–including my Manual for Urban Projection–work at the annual Media Architecture Summit. This event will take between September 29 to October 1, 2016 in Toronto.
I’ve been invited to create a new site-specific, large-scale participatory projection work to be performed at the annual Kickstarter Festival. The performance is scheduled for July 30, 2016 at Fort Green Park in Brooklyn. The performance will apply Dranimate to children’s drawings, as Zach Rispoli and I did at the Maker Faire last year at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, to light up the park with surround projection mapping onto the park’s prominent monument. This performance will repurpose our mobile project carts, built for the Statuevision project.
CCRMA is the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University.
I am honored to be invited by Kim Domanski, Public Art Coordinator at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, to serve as a jury member for the second annual Light City Baltimore exhibit, to take place in the spring of 2017 and include dozens of illuminated sculptures, projections and performance works, viewed by several hundred thousand viewers.
Dranimate, a gestural animation and digital puppeteering tool created with Zach Rispoli is now a Delaware C-Coorporation. We have received a gap filling grant from Carnegie Mellon’s Technology Transfer Office to engage fastforward.sh in creating our first product: a tablet app that brings Dranimation to the masses.