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LG Optimus Launch Conference

I worked with yU+Co on this spot featuring a globe of dots connecting up. I was very happy to see how creatively they composited the renders - using my simulation in ways I never expected. The system was easy to write since it resembled older work. It was great to collaborate online with yU+Co for the first time. I appreciate how tech-savvy everyone was, and I think that made the pipeline pleasant. I'm also grateful that everyone understood and was sympathetic to me being at Beit T'Shuvah.

Ambient Telepresence Windchimes

Two wind chimes that robotically induce their own chimes when the other senses presence. Ideally, each chime is placed in the personal environments of participants in long distance romantic relationships. This chime system is an attempt to establish an ambient, passive communication between humans in different places - in response to the fact that all existing communications technology require "push" communication, in which one chooses and intends to communicate rather than giving off a communication.

EarthFolding

A computer screen shows the Earth floating in outer-space. Slowly, as the computer receives and sends Internet data, this model of the Earth folds itself to bring the two countries closer to one another. I hope to illustrate the post-regionality of online community through contorting the landscape -- changing the shape of the Earth to make possible the physical travel that would have otherwise been necessary. EarthFolding is a carnivore client. Carnivore, created by RSG, is a surveillance tool for data networks. At the heart of the project is CarnivorePE, a software application that listens to the Internet traffic (email, web surfing, etc.) on a given local network. CarnivorePE serves this datastream over the net to a variety of interfaces called "clients." These clients are each designed to animate, diagnose, or interpret the network traffic in various ways. Carnivore clients have been produced by a number of computational artists and designers from around the world. Note: You are not required to install Carnivore. If the Earthfolding software cannot connect to Carnivore, then it will default to an entertaining demonstration mode in which IP addresses are generated at random. This Carnivore client was produced as a project in a class taught by Alex Galloway entitled Internet Protocols. The class was cross listed with the NYU Media Ecology department. The folding earth is a reflection on the following writings: Gilles Deleuze, "Postscript on Control Societies"; Brecht, Bertolt, "The Radio as an Apparatus of Communication"; Eric Hall, "Internet Core protocols"; Lessig, Lawrence, The Future of Ideas; Bruce Sterling, The Hacker Crackdown; Geert Lovink, Dark Fiber; Sol Witt, Paragraphs on Conceptual Art.

Telesquishy

This electronic squishy is made of colorless translucent rubber silicon. It hooks up to a computer with a USB cable. If two people hook a squishy up to their computers, then they can see each other's squishing activities coming over the Internet to light up the device. A blue glow means that the partnering squishy is not being squished. The red glow means that the partnering squishy is currently being squeezed. Varying degrees of squishing can produce an array of purple light in a darkened room. The target audience is Internet savvy long distance lovers.

John Bergren
Josh Nimoy
Courtney Ka`ohinani Rowe

Ku

Networked Multiuser Art Installation. Japanese Cartoon character teardrop sculptures can be caressed in order to make water stop streaming from their eyes. The teardrop sculptures may behave organically, but that's only because they are hooked up to other random public viewers over a network. It's art.

I was involved with this project during the early stages. The project later went on to be submitted to festivals and art shows, evolving into new forms.

Fujii, Yuriko
Nimoy, Josh
Poochareon, Ann

The n0time Saver

A PC screen saver that communicates with other screen savers via internet, slowly building a sculptural object on the screen. Working closely with the UCLA DMA chair to adapt a concept from her original n0time installation into this new delivery format, I made a screen saver, network server, and web site in efforts to make the piece into something more accessible.

Collaboration between Josh Nimoy and Victoria Vesna

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