Participated in iLand Seminar this summer with Jennifer Monson

September 04, 2014

Enjoyed attending an iLand Seminar this summer hosted by LMCC. I am a big fan of the founder of iLand, Jennifer Monson. I was thrilled to find this picture of me talking with her during the workshop outside in the East River Park near the East Broadway stop.

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Funny mention of my animation in Art Nerd re Brucennial

July 27, 2014


Includes a good shot of the piece. Thanks Coach.

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Enjoying a Residency at Wassaic Summer 2014

June 07, 2014


Mitch and I are pleased to be a part of the summer residency at the Wassaic Project, June-July 2014. It is a beautiful place with great people. Very happy to be here.

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Presented at Bodies in Between Conference in Cluj, Romania May ’14

May 07, 2014


I presented a paper at a conference at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania in May. The conference was called Bodies in Between: Corporality and Visuality from Historical Avant-garde to Social Media. My paper addressed augmented reality projects that ground the participant in her body. Mitch came with me. We had a wonderful time and met many fantastic people. We definitely want to return to Romania.

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My animation included in the Last Brucennial, March-April

March 20, 2014

My new short animation, Countach Belfort (2m), is included in the Last Brucennial (2014), 837 Washington Street. The piece is a sketch – my attempt to think through my distress about the ease with which white collar criminals, like Jordan Belfort, free themselves from sentencing and restitution. In the Brucennial, my animation hangs right below a work by Carla Gannis. Hi Carla.

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Oyster City Workshops at the NY Harbor School

March 18, 2014

In March, Rachel Stevens and I led four augmented reality workshops at the NY Harbor School, a unique public high school focused on marine careers and marine biology located on Governors Island. The students designed place-based monuments to their unique learning experiences on the island. To make and locate the virtual monuments we used the Blender software (open-source 3D modeling and animation) and Aurasma studio. Since we ran into a number or technical snafus, we plan to offer improved versions of the workshops at the school again in the fall of 2014.

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Video: Blessed Buckets as part of Meat Cleavers and Screen Savers at Kunsthall Galapagos Dumbo Feb. 10, 2014

February 23, 2014

Video, recorded by Carlton Bright, of a night of performance by Group 6.0. My piece includes the superb Blessed Buckets performing My Buckets Got a Hole in It and God Bless the Child on violin and mandolin. My animation re Jordan Belfort accompanied them but is off to the side. Carlton collages it in at one point. Thanks Carlton. Thanks Buckets. Thanks Jody for inviting me to contribute.

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Meat Cleavers and Screen Savers for the New Age

January 31, 2014


I am happy to report that I will be part of ‘Meat Cleavers and Screen Savers for the New Age’ – an evening of 6-minute performances by the 6.0 Group this Monday, February 3 at Kunsthalle Galapagos. My contribution will be a short animated riff on Jordan Belfort’s new stand-up routine. I will be accompanied by a musical performance by the Blessed Buckets. I am excited.

Meat Cleavers and Screen Savers for the New Age
Monday, February 3, 2014
Kunsthalle Galapagos
16 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

This Red Door Presents:

An evening of nine six-minute multi-media performances by the 6.0 Group members: Jody Wood, Karl Erickson, Jamie Diamond, Kimberly Ruth, Elisabeth Smolarz, Rachel Stevens, Tamar Ettun and Meredith Drum.

Participating artists met and fell in love during the LMCC Swing Space residency on Governors Island; the 6-minute classy yet windy boat trip to the island initiated the 6- minute structure for the performance.

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My Article Published in AR(t) Magazine, The Hague

December 30, 2013

I am pleased to report that an article I wrote was published in AR(t) Magazine, Issue #4 (Dec. 2013). AR(t) is a publication out of the AR Lab at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. The long and ambitious title is: “Place-based, Somatic Augmented Reality as Critical Practice.” Link:

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AR as Critical Practice Article to be published in AR[t]

October 25, 2013

My article, “Place-based, Somatic Augmented Reality as Critical Practice” will be published in the upcoming issue of AR[t] magazine, a publication run by researchers at the AR Lab (Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague), Delft University of Technology, and Leiden University. My article considers place-based work by Teri Rueb (a document of Rueb’s No Places With Names above) and by Manifest AR (particularly Border Memorial by John Craig Freeman and Mark Skwarek, also above). The article also seeks precedents for contemporary somatic AR in works by Jeffrey Shaw (Golden Calf, 1994) and Rebecca Allen (Coexistence, 2001). Another iteration of my research project was published as a short article in Media-N Journal, summer 2013.

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