DATA Event 36.0

Location:
The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Lad Lane (Off Baggot Street), Dublin 2 (see map below).

Presenters:
Jonah Brucker-Cohen (USA)
Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Ph.D., is an award winning researcher, artist, and writer. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Lehman College / CUNY in the Bronx. He received his Ph.D. in the Disruptive Design Team of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department of Trinity College Dublin. His work focuses on the theme of “Deconstructing Networks” and includes over 100 creative projects that critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience. His artwork has been exhibited and showcased at venues such as SFMOMA, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Art, MOMA, ICA London, Whitney Museum of American Art, Palais du Tokyo, Tate Modern, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, and more. His projects, “Bumplist” and “America’s Got No Talent” are included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His writing has appeared in publications such as WIRED, Make, Gizmodo, Neural and more. His hardware hacking Scrapyard Challenge workshops have been held in over 15 countries in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, and Australia since 2003.

katherine moriwaki (USA)
Katherine Moriwaki is an artist and researcher investigating clothing and accessories as the active conduit through which people create network relationships in public space. After receiving her Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Katherine co-developed and taught the ground-breaking collaboration studio “Fashionable Technology” at Parson’s School of Design. Currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Networks and Telecommunications Research Group at Trinity College Dublin, her work has appeared in IEEE Spectrum Magazine, and numerous festivals and conferences including numer.02 at Centre Georges Pompidou (02), Break 2.2 (03), Ubicomp (03,04), eculture fair (03), Transmediale (04), CHI (04), ISEA (04), and Ars Electronica (04). She is a 2004 recipient of the Araneum Prize from the Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO. for a impression see: kakirine.com.

Gijs Gieskes (NL)
Reappropriating tools for new purposes, making inventive hardware projects, such as his Feedback video log, Strobo VJ machine or PCB hand painted circuit board.

Artists and makers are re-inventing the design and function of ubiquitous consumer electronics devices by creating hybrid systems and artifacts with extended uses.

Educated as an industrial designer, he now casts Gameboy Bricks in concrete to build a garden path or a spinning photoelectronic acid machine. Gieskes’ work and live performances are a fantastic example of where hardware hacking can take you.

His homepage is: www.gieskes.nl

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Gijs Gieskes (NL) presents his work