Head to Panama for Digital Naturalism Conference

I’m headed to Panama this August to with Nancy Nowacek to create an audio and 3D scan library of various jungle flora and other non-human components of the local landscape using a DSLR and photogrammetry software Capturing Reality. We will use this library in a project that redistributes the Panamanian jungle to other locations around the world via an app free to download via Itunes and Google play in order to provoke conversation around climate change and the Anthropocene, biodiversity and species extinction, anthropocentric beliefs, and behaviors. More info about the conference here: www.dinacon.org/  

Work featured on the cover of Virtualities and Realities Journal

Great to have my work in collaboration with Seth Cluett on the cover of a killer journal on New Experiences, Art and Ecologies in Immersive Environments by edited by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits. The exhibition that this work was shown in was @ the Kim? Contemporary as part of the RIXC festival. More info on this journal can be found here: rixc.org/en/acousticspace/issue/ VIRTUALITIES AND REALITIES New Experiences, Art and Ecologies in Immersive Environments Volume No: 17Editors: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits2019 The book is available on Amazon.com or by ordering directly from RIXC Publisher – rixc@rixc.org Price EUR 26,00 / USD 28,00 …

Awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts 2019 Individual Artist Fellowship

  Excited to post that I’ve been awarded a 2019 New Jersey State Council on the Arts 2019 Individual Artist Fellowship along with my colleague Jeff Thompson in the Digital/Electronic Media category.   More info about the NJSC here: nj.gov/state/njsca/index.html Award announcement: nj.gov/state/njsca/assets/pdf/fy19-artist-fellowship-awards-list.pdf All wards are funded through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation: www.midatlanticarts.org/

Elected as a New Media Caucus Board Member

I have been elected as a New Media Caucus Board Member (Feburary 2019) where I will be beginning to work on larger vision items on both the Exhibitions Committee and the Scholarship and Diversity Committee. Including the scholarship and diversity initiatives providing the Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award: Conference Attendance Scholarship for Students of Color.

VR Nuclear Awareness – SCENE LAB – Carnegie-MacArthur Award

As part of a joint program funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation I’ll be working with a trio of Stevens Institute of Technology faculty researchers who have been awarded $500,000 to broadly assess and redefine U.S. civil defense, studying how to communicate the latest science and technology to educate the public about the threat of nuclear terrorism — as well as what measures to take if a nuclear event occurs. The Stevens project will both involve a few flagship projects as well as the solicitation, approval and seed funding …

Activatar’s September Exhibition is live!

Activatar’s September Exhibition is live. This month includes a single channel video by @barnettcohen , a 360 immersive video by @francois.knoetze and an augmented reality installation by @leocastaneda__ . The app is FREE to DOWNLOAD and all projects are playable and fully contained within the app.  

Hoboken Historical Museum AR Postcard App

Greetings from Hudson County A postcard history from then and now This app, developed by the Hoboken Historical Museum as part of its 2019 “Greetings from Hudson County, A Postcard History – Then & Now” exhibit allows the user to point their device at a selection of historic Hudson County postcards, and then be presented with a contemporary 180° view of the location with a brief audio description. A selection of Hoboken postcards in our book, “Greetings from Hoboken: A Postcard History” are also viewable in the same manner. The app will be free to download on ITunes and Android …

Activatar’s August Exhibition is live! Guest Curator Tina Sauerlander

Activatar’s August exhibition: August and Everything after is curated by Tina Sauerländer. It’s summertime. We are on holidays, hanging out on the beach, by the lake or in a cozy bathtub. Finally, we have some time and space for ourselves to ponder about what passed and what will happen after the summer. The works of the exhibition create private immersive moments and reflect on personal lives and social states of being. Bianca Kennedyennedy, Faith Holland and Tamiko Thiel Thiel speculate on what it could mean to share private spaces, on intimately caring about digital devices and on adapting to new conditions of our surroundings. Now, I …

Activatar’s July Exhibition is live!

Activatar’s July exhibition is live featuring artist: Nathan Shafer, Noako Tosa, and Silvia Ruzanka. Amazing works this month includes an augmented reality reconstruction of the three domed city proposals in Alaska during the 1970s which were never built, a single channel video using sound vibrations and Japanese lacquer, shot by a high-speed camera with 2000 frames/sec., and an interactive virtual landscape using the recorded sounds of a failing hard drive. The app is FREE to DOWNLOAD and all projects are playable and fully contained within the app.