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Digital Intelligence & Analogous Interactions

  • Location:
    New York

digital emergence and social-interaction analogues..

5:00 p.m., Monday, June 2nd, 2010

With a participatory and performative social activity:
Shoals (Scott McLaughlin)
at 6:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m.
Bring a WiFi-enabled laptop or smartphone with audible sound to participate!

Map to Devotion Gallery
54 Maujer Street
Brooklyn NY 11206
(L to Lorimer / G to Metropolitan)

[size=8]NEW YORK[/size] - Analogous Projects is pleased to present Digital Intelligence & Analogous Interactions, a group show opening at 5:00 p.m. on June 2nd at Devotion Gallery in Williamsburg, as part of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). Works include three committee-selected ICMC AI pieces by Brett Balogh (Chora), Scott Mc Laughlin (Shoals), and Steve Bull + Scot Gresham-Lancaster (Cellphonia), as well as additional complexity-driven works by Nick Lesley (Epic Doom) and Philip Galanter (RGBCA).

The audiovisual installations and performative social activities present evolutionary- and generative-art as a tool for social sculpture and immersive gaming. An ICMC AI concert will take place on May 31st at Issue Project Room as a preface to the exhibition, with committee-selected works by Arne Eigenfeldt (In Equilibrio), Jon Weinel (Entoptic Phenomena), Will Orzo (Giraffe). Together, these ICMC AI events draw inspiration from performative ecologies, musical improvisation, reality-based games, social experiments, neural networks, and swarm-optimization.

Digital Intelligence & Analogous Interactions opens at 5:00 p.m. on June 2nd at Devotion Gallery (54 Maujer Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11206) with a performative social activity by Scott McLaughlin (Shoals). Please bring a laptop with WiFi capability and audible sound. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

At 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at Devotion gallery on 54 Maujer Street in Williamsburg. Admission is free and open to the public.



Marie Evelyn (Chair)
Jenny Torino (Assistant Chair)
Douglas Repetto
Galen Joseph-Hunter
James McDermott
Kurt Gottschalk
Philip Galanter
Zach Layton



Complexity theory is not new to art or to our culture. It migrated from computer science and biology to economics and art and, with the advent of the world wide web, it invaded our collective subconscious. Analogous seeks to support complexity-driven art and artists playing under this conceptual umbrella of "Interaction Art". Progress occurs by metaphor and analogy: Their hope is (by bringing together people and projects irrespective of media and genre) to enable philosophical crosstalk.

Analogous events and performances have been reviewed in The Wire, Make Magazine, Time Out New York, and The Village Voice. They received a Village Voice Best-of-NYC Award in October 2008 for "Best Arts Organization Centered Around Recycling". For more information about Analogous and current Analogous projects, visit http://AnalogousProjects.org.



The International Computer Music Association is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, engineers, researchers and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology.



Devotion is a new gallery in Williamsburg focusing on the intersection of art, science, new media, and design. We present cross-disciplinary work that draws from architecture, computation, gaming, biology, fabrication, interface design, open-source communities, cloud computing, sound, science, design, emergence, and complexity. We are always seeking out artists who use new technologies or introduce new paradigms.

Devotion has two co-directors: Phoenix Perry is an artist, musician, and game designer. Marie Evelyn is an artist, curator, and computational biologist. They came together with the distinct purpose of giving the New York arts community a venue that radically re-envisions how art and technology negotiate relationships within our culture. Together, they are fostering a community that generates dialogue between art, technology, and scientific research.

The Devotion Board consists of Margaret Schedel (Ph.D. and Professor of Sound Art at SUNY), Brian Jackson (philosopher, educator, and electronic musician), and David Last (musician and artist). Phillip Stearns (circuit bender, hacker, gardener, and new media artist) is the current Gallery Assistant.

Devotion Gallery publicly opened at 54 Maujer Street in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) on Halloween, 2009.