I've been following Jonah Brucker-Cohen interviews of artists on Gizmodo for months. As he's one of the most talented artists of his generation, i thought it was high time to fire a few questions at him. Jonah is also a researcher, Ph.D. candidate, and HEA MMRP fellow in the Disruptive Design Team of the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group, Trinity College Dublin. He was a Research Fellow in the Human Connectedness Group at Media Lab Europe. He received a Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and was an Interval Research Fellow there creating interactive networked projects. His research focuses on the theme of "Deconstructing Networks" which includes projects that attempt to critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience (complete bio.)
Jonah is now spending a few days in Montreal to prepare a solo show of 6 of his projects at OBORO which opens at 5 pm on September 16th. The link to the Montreal show is actively connected to his Alerting Infrastructure! project (image on the right) which will be set up inside the gallery until October 21. This physical hit counter translates visits to the webpage into damage of the physical gallery space.
[Click-through for the interview.]