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jihui presents Jonah Brucker-Cohen & Katherine Moriwaki, Fri. 2/25, 7 PM

Jihui Digital Salon presents
Jonah Brucker-Cohen & Katherine Moriwaki

Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 @ 7:00 pm
jihui - Digital Salon
Parsons Design Lab
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011

Jonah will discuss his work on the theme of "Deconstructing Networks" in both physical and online instantiations that attempt to challenge accepted notions of network interaction – from software manipulation and rule-based systems to translating virtual processes and conventions into the physical world. Among the projects he will discuss are "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 whose movements are dictated by keywords sniffed on a local network, and "SimpleTEXT" a performance that is controlled by participants through text messages from their mobile phones.
Projects and Work: http://www.coin-operated.com/projects
Personal site and Blog: http://www.coin-operated.com

Katherine will discuss her work on "socially fashioned" networks, which utilizes a combination of wearable technologies, varying degrees of network infrastructure, and social behavior for deployment and propagation. Unlike fixed networks, spontaneous ad-hoc networks rely upon mobile and flexible infrastructure that can dynamically reconfigure based on necessity and circumstance. As these communication devices are integrated into intimate personal objects, into accessories and clothing, the statement that "the people are the network" becomes increasingly resonant. She will discuss the projects "RECOIL," "Inside/Outside," "Oscillating Windows" and "Umbrella.net" as examples of "socially fashioned" networks.
Projects and Work: http://www.kakirine.com

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. Previously he worked as a Research Fellow in the Human Connectedness Group at Media Lab Europe in Dublin. He received a Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and spent two years there as an Interval Research Fellow creating interactive networked projects. 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 Fundacioin ARCO. His writing has appeared in numerous international publications including Wired magazine and Rhizome.org and his work has been shown at events such as DEAF (03 / 04), UBICOMP (02 / 03 /04), CHI (04), Transmediale (02 / 04), ISEA (02 / 04), Institute of Contemporary Art in London (ICA; 04), the Whitney Museum of American Art's artport (03), Ars Electronica (02 / 04), and the ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe (04-05).

Katherine Moriwaki is an artist and researcher investigating clothing and accessories as the active conduit through which people create network relationships in public space. Formerly a Design Fellow at Parsons School of Design, Katherine co-developed and taught "Fashionable Technology," a ground-breaking course integrating wearables and fashion. Currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Disruptive Design Team of 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), and ISEA (04). She is a 2004 recipient of the Araneum prize from the Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO.

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jihui is made possible through the generous support from the Digital Design Department and Parsons Design Lab of the Parsons School of Design