feeling of dissociation / loss of sense of self
labrynth > just a system of rules > to produce a phenomenological experience
what are the underlying components of numinous experiences
as the performance of more or less invariant sequences of formal acts that are dictated
rites of passage, seasonal, political, religious, interpersonal ("saying hello")
related to performance, play, gesture, discourse
Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (ayo) is a Nigerian-American artist, designer, and time-traveler living and working in New York. He studied Visual Arts and Philosophy at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey where he earned his B.A. His works range from painting and speculative design to physically interactive works, wearable technology and explorations of “Reclamation”. Okunseinde was the co-founder and creative director of Dissident Display Studios, an award winning studio and art gallery based in Washington DC. As a collaborator with, amongst others, choreographer Maida Withers, Carmen Wong, and Yoko K., Okunseinde has created several interactive performance based works and has performed in several countries including Mexico, Finland, and Croatia. His art residency participation includes ITP’s S.I.R., IDEO’s Fortnight, The Laundromat Project, Eyebeam, New INC, and Recess Assembly. He has exhibited and presented at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Tribeca Storyscapes, EYEO Festival, Brooklyn Museum, M.I.T. Beyond the Cradle, and Afrotectopia amongst others. His works themselves exist between physical and digital spaces; across the past, present and future. They ask us, through technology, to reimagine notions of race, identity, politics and culture as they travel through time and space. Okunseinde has taught at New York University, Bennington College, Hostos CUNY and 92Y. He holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design in New York where he is currently an adjunct faculty member.
Tega Brain is an Australian born artist and environmental engineer. Her work takes the form of online interventions, site specific public works, experimental infrastructures and poetic information systems. She has recently exhibited at the Guangzhou Triennial, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the Science Gallery Dublin and Eyebeam in New York City. Her work has been widely discussed in the press in the New York Times, Art in America, The Atlantic, NPR, Al Jazeera and The Guardian and in art and technology blogs like the Creators Project and Creative Applications. She has given talks and workshops at museums and festivals like EYEO, TedxSydney and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.Tega is an Assistant Professor in Integrated Digital Media at New York University. She works with the Processing Foundation, and serves on the Advising Committee of the School for Poetic Computation. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Data & Society, Eyebeam, GASP Public Art Park, the Environmental Health Clinic and the Australia Council for the Arts.
The mouse conference zine will be in print and available at the conference on November 9th. Made by Neta Bomani.
Economies of the Computer Mouse (a.k.a. the Mouse Across Space and Time): What can the computer mouse tell us about the world? This lecture will explore human engagement with objects by looking at the production and design of the mouse as an instance of the electronic and computer peripheral industries. I will report on research conducted to understand the computer mouse as an informational medium - the economic, cultural, political and historical information it holds and the information that a future mouse could hold.