David Fodel

Member Since April 26, 2007

A multimedia artist and collaborative event organizer, David Fodel spent most of the ‘80s working as a media designer, technician and artist for theater and musical events in the Baltimore, USA area. In 1984 he founded Artlab, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the creative potentials of electronic media. From 1984 to 1987 Fodel produced multi-media arts events, including a series of anarchic proto-raves at HourHaus, an artists' collaborative living/working space in Baltimore. He also produced an underground cable TV program (DeviantTV) and was a member of the Baltimore Cable Access Commission. In 1988 Fodel co-founded a fringe culture arts magazine (Texture Magazine) which published quarterly for 3 years. These early forays into the world of traditional and digital multimedia lead Fodel to help create a prototype interactive CD-ROM magazine (HyperTexture) in 1991-92, for which he received multiple grants and industry alliance support. In 1992-1993, working with school-aged kids, he co-produced an acclaimed “Virtual Classroom” which investigated the creative and educational possibilities of emerging technologies.Fodel's multimedia work has been featured in the International Symposium on Electronic Arts and the 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle, his original electronic music has been released on several independent compilations (most notably Obliq Recordings and the "Spaced Out" and "Audiovisualize" DVD's from the UK's Addictive Television. Recent works of his "live cimnemonics" have been performed in Berlin during Transmediale '05, the ADAPT Festival '06 in Denver, and at the Belmar LAB in Denver in April of 2007.
I find it interesting that one would not be able to characterize results obtained in this way as the human condition.