As a side project this summer I updated my sTRIKE project by adding a geared hub, a new frame, and a baby seat to take my 2-year-old for a ride.
For the first annual Deep Listening Conference I gave a lecture entitled “ Samay Chakra: Listening to the world through sensors” about my computer-based, weather interactive sound installation Samay Chakra.
I was extremely fortunate to get a chance to teach a Video Art class this summer at NIU. For the final projects I had my students project their videos through the downtown of Dekalb – with Whitney Bandel, Ashley Dallman, Luis Sahagan, Dan Green, Adrienne Miller, Allen Moore, Jeff Moss, and Jenna Wecker.
Teaming up with Chris Fedak on “live” video for a performance at The House Cafe in DeKalb. We resurrected some old delray tunes and created 3-4 new, original pieces for the performance. Stay tuned for future gigs…
Under Saraswati River is an audio-visual piece designed to be performed live or on tape in an immersive environment, such as a planetarium dome. At Currents 2013 it is being performed in the Digital Dome at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Multiple screenings of the work are taking place on June 15, 16, 22, and 29.
“Saraswati” is in reference to the Hindu Goddess of learning, science, and the arts. Devi Saraswati is considered a river goddess, because she is named for a river that once flowed in Northern India. Under Saraswati River was first presented (live) as part of the Domeworks Series at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in Troy, NY. In 2012 a completely new, re-imagined piece was selected to be included in The Arts Converge conference held at the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts.
My student Philip Pellicore and I were awarded the Undergraduate Artistry and Research Apprenticeship Program (UARAP) grant to research and further develop my solar power visualization entitled Solar Rose (previously SUNflower).
Solar Rose (named for the polar curve: r = a sin (n θ)) is a proposed artistic data visualization of the amount of energy produced by a single solar cell over the course of a day. The goal of the project is to create a visually attractive and informative art installation intended to inspire the audience to consider ways to use solar energy in our daily lives. The audience includes a broad range of art/science enthusiasts, but could also be particularly applicable to elementary school aged children.
On June 6, Philip presented his work-in-progress to the NIU Stem Outreach’s “Bright Future’s Electricity Fair” at the DeKalb Public Library.