Jonah Brucker-Cohen October 2009 Dorkbot meeting

October 8, 2009 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

New York based media artist Jonah Brucker-Cohen
will join us on Skype for a video chat about his work
6:00:00 p.m. Tuesday October 27, 2009
Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Screenshot of Jonah talking to us at Dorkbot Canberra.

Jonah Brucker-Cohen chatting via Skype


Jonah Brucker-Cohen
Jonah Brucker-Cohen is a researcher, artist, and Ph.D. candidate in the Disruptive Design Team of the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG), Trinity College Dublin. He is an adjunct assistant professor of communications at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He worked as an R&D OpenLab Fellow at Eyebeam in NYC from 2006/7. From 2001-4 he was a Research Fellow in the Human Connectedness Group at Media Lab Europe. He received his Masters from ITP in 1999 and was an Interval Research Fellow from 1999-2001. His work and thesis focuses on the theme of “Deconstructing Networks” which includes projects that attempt to critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience. He is co-founder of the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA Group) and a recipient of the ARANEUM Prize sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Art, Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO. His writing has appeared in numerous international publications including WIRED Magazine, Make Magazine, Neural, Rhizome.org, Art Asia Pacific, Gizmodo and more, and his work has been shown at events such as DEAF (03,04), Art Futura (04), SIGGRAPH (00,05), UBICOMP (02,03,04), CHI (04,06) Transmediale (02,04,08), NIME (07), ISEA (02,04,06,09), Institute of Contemporary Art in London (04), Whitney Museum of American Art’s ArtPort (03), Ars Electronica (02,04,08), Chelsea Art Museum, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art (04-5),Museum of Modern Art (MOMA – NYC)(2008), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (2008).
Projects and Work: http://www.coin-operated.com/projects
Talk Title: “Deconstructing Networks”
Jonah will discuss his projects and work in the theme of “Deconstructing Networks”  in both physical and screen-based instantiations. He will introduce his projects that attempt to challenge and subvert accepted notions of network interaction and experience from software manipulation and rule-based systems to translating virtual processes and conventions into the physical world. Some projects he will discuss include “BumpList”, an email community for the determined, “Alerting Infrastructure!”,  a website hit counter that destroys a building, “PoliceState” a fleet of radio controlled police cars who’s movements are dictated by keywords sniffed on a local network, “Wifi-Hog” a portable system for regaining control of public wireless networks, “Wifi-Liberator” an open source toolkit to broadcast free access to pay-per-use wireless networks, “Thwonk” an online tool and social network for creating user-defined social systems,  “SimpleTEXT” a dynamically generated performance that is controlled by participants through texting messages from their cell phones, and several more projects.
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