Christina Ray
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Christina Ray has produced artist projects, performances and site-specific interventions for city streets and exhibition spaces since founding Glowlab in 2002. As a consultant and educator, Ray has participated on panels and juries with Rhizome, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Eyebeam, the Van Alen Institute and others, and has taught interactive media at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Fluent in Japanese, Ray lived and worked in Japan for four years where she cultivated an aesthetic and cultural awareness that has influenced the growth of Glowlab’s international focus.

Ray is the founder of Conflux, the annual art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space, and has led the festival as Director since its inauguration in 2003. She is currently serving as Key Artistic Advisor for Times Square Public Art Planning with the Times Square Alliance and recently became a founding member of the Advisory Committee of the new 92YTribeca arts and entertainment venue, which opened in the fall of 2008. Ray also sits on the advisory committee of the Queens-based arts organization Flux Factory. In 2009, Ray’s work will be included in the books _A Guide to Democracy in America_, published by Creative Time, and _Critical Play_, written by Mary Flanagan and published by MIT Press. She is a frequent speaker on the intersection of art and emerging technology in public space.

Ray has collaborated with and received support from organizations including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, The Independence Community Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Williamsburg Gallery Association, Intel’s Berkeley Research Lab, Southern Exposure, ISEA, Art Interactive, ABC No Rio, Participant Inc., Parsons School of Design, Hunter College, the Cooper Union, the University of Pennsylvania Design School, the CUNY Graduate Center, the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island and others.
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PSY-GEO-CONFLUX: New York City, May 8-11

Thu May 08, 2003 00:00 - Mon Apr 14, 2003

-for immediate release-

New York City, May 8-11, 2003 (exhibition runs through May 29)

Opening reception at ABC NO RIO, May 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Closing party / music and video evening at SUBTONIC, May 11, 8:00 p.m.


PSY-GEO-CONFLUX 2003 marks the inauguration of an annual event
dedicated to current artistic and social investigations in
PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY ("the study of the effects of the geographic
environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals"). Part
festival and part conference, it brings together visual and sound
artists, writers, and urban adventurers to explore the physical and
psychological landscape of the city.

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX will feature no fewer than eight experimental walks
and a mobile-phone-guided drift through the streets of New York; a
life-sized chess game using humans as pieces; several talks and
presentations; a noise parade; an art exhibition; and a night of
psychogeography-inspired live music, DJs, and video. All events are
FREE and open to the public.

The exhibition, talks, and presentations will take place at ABC NO
RIO, 156 Rivington St. (bet. Clinton and Suffolk): 212-254-3697. The
closing party / evening of music and video will be held at the
SUBTONIC LOUNGE, 107 Norfolk St. (bet. Delancey and Rivington):
212-358-7501. Walks and other outdoor activities will start at
various places around the city.

A complete schedule, event details (including location information
for walks), links to participants, contact information, and much more
can be found at:

We have also set up a (low-volume) mailing list for schedule updates and
other news about PSY-GEO-CONFLUX. you can subscribe by going to:


- CAN .WALK WILL COMPUTE [Wilfried Hou Je Bek]
- City System [Lee Walton]
- Free Words [Sal Randolph]
- LOST [Kathe Izzo]
- New York Body 'n' Soul Map [Karen O'Rourke]
- PING [Kate Armstrong]
- Serenade [Toyshop]
- Surveillance Camera Outdoor Walking Tour [Surveillance Camera Players]
- Urban Chess [Sharilyn Neidhardt]

- Divided Cities [Grit Lauber]
- Game Theory and the City [Peter Lasell]
- Kant: Walking the Talk [Colette Meacher]
- Essays, stories, and poems by various readers, presented by Flaneur

- Laurel Beckman, Germaine Koh, Dave Mandl, Christina Ray, Jeff
Stark, others TBA.

(Many more events to be added between now and May 1; please check the
PSY-GEO-CONFLUX website [above] for updates.)



Volunteer to be a human chess piece on Sunday, May 11, 12:00 p.m.-2:00
p.m. The pieces will be moving from block to block on a grid in the
Lower East Side. Moves will be transmitted to them via mobile phone from
ABC No Rio, where two chess experts go head to head. If you have a
mobile phone and want to play, sign up! Contact Sharilyn Neidhardt:


LOST -- a walking towards each other

An exploration of trust, love and true connection. Without any
preliminary contact except an exchange of cell phone numbers,
participants will collaborate with love artist Kathe Izzo in an
elaborate plan of losing and finding each other through both
telepathy and a system of phone calls, cryptic gifts and hidden
messages. These walks are on a one-to-one basis and are made by
appointment only. This is an all-day event taking place Saturday, May
10. Contact Kathe to make an appointment:



New Yorkers! Send us your tiresome commutes, your everyday errands,
your wrong turns, bike rides and bus routes, your shopping sprees and
secret shortcuts. Write your paths through the city and we'll map them
for you!

An online marketplace for the exchange of itineraries? A method of
charting urban travels online? A Web application capable of
transforming subjective experiences into images and sounds? A "Carte du
Tendre" drawn by surveillance technology? "NEW YORK BODY 'N' SOUL
MAP" is all of these.

Don't believe it? Try it!




Desperately in need of some extra computing power? Need to render some
data but your hardware can't handle the algorithms? Want to calculate
one of those insane numbers?

The psychogeographic computer can help you.

Submit your computational needs to us before 25 April 2003. will select from all reactions the problem most
important for the welfare for all of mankind. During Psy-Geo-Conflux we
will program a pedestrian computer that will be made up from the
congregation of international psychogeographers that will .walk to
compute for you.

So send in your needs to:


PSY-GEO-CONFLUX is produced by ABC No Rio, Glowlab, and the Brooklyn
Psychogeographical Association. Sponsored in part by Artists Space
Independent Project Grant. Exhibition funded in part by the New York
State Council on the Arts.

For further information, please contact Christina Ray (Glowlab):, Dave Mandl (Brooklyn Psychogeographical
Association):, Steven Englander (ABC No Rio):


Glowlab in love and other news

hope this message finds you well and in good holiday spirits...

here at glowlab we're very excited that today (thursday, 19 december)
someone will fall in love with us. no, really - here's proof:
check this page for real-time real-love updates throughout the day...

we also have a great new featured project. swoon over this:

we have a new photo journal called neuroscape, bringing you images from
psychogeographers everywhere:

adbusters has generously given us a spot in the january/february 2003
'journal of the mental environment' issue of their magazine, as well as
in the 'jammer's gallery' on their site:

happy holidays...


p.s. glowlab has been optimized for internet explorer 4.0+, but if you
have any particularly nasty problems viewing the site, please let us
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Glowlab update

Hello from Glowlab...

We've made a few changes to the site recently, and have added a photo
journal and a section for news, announcements and curious information:

In our Projects section, we've got a great series of photographs that go
nowhere:, by Dave Mandl.

All artists' projects featured over the past year are now in the archive:

Spanish artist Roberto Molla is In the Lab, sharing a few of his favorite

...and finally, a little bonus: Karmaloop is an urban clothing boutique run
by a group of friendly people with a love of electronic music. We like that,
and they like us: Karmaloop will give you a 15% discount if you place an
order with the code GLOWLAB15.

Please send us your news/links about events, exhibitions and projects:


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Glowlab event Saturday 21 September 2:00pm in Brooklyn: SHUFFLE

A psychogeographic experiment
with a deck of cards and your own two feet.

Saturday, 21 September, 2:00pm [rain or shine]
Williamsburg [Brooklyn]
Meet at the corner of Bedford Ave. and N. 7th Street
in front of the Salvation Army thrift store.
[Closest train is the L to Bedford Ave.]

***Please bring a small notebook/pen [paper or digital].
Digital camera, video camera, GPS receiver, voice/audio recorder, laptop,
area map, chalk, stickers, breadcrumbs, etc. are optional...

Psychogeography can be broadly defined as the study of how physical
surroundings affect mood and behavior. Explorers who wander the world as
psychogeographers have various motivations


Unreliable Networks [Monday 19 August 10pm at Remote]

PollenSystems and Glowlab present:

Unreliable Networks
new currents in electronic audio, video, and immersive arts

Monday 19 August 2002
Remote Lounge [underground room]
327 Bowery between E2nd & E3rd, NYC
10pm-4am, Free

Jason Snell - live techhouse - low res, d13 [Detroit]
William Basinski - NYC debut of 'Disintegration Loops' - Raster-Noton
Christina Ray + Krou - new video/audio works- Glowlab [Brooklyn]
MASH Pro Audio - audio - Pollen [Brooklyn]
video works courtesy of Pierogi [Williamsburg]
Pollen DJs & experimental/interactive projects from around the globe

for further information: or
brooklyn-based arts collaborative