Matthew Dear

Music

Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; He’s made mixes for Get Physicals Body Language and Fabric mix series. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none and he’s just hitting his stride.

Charlie Whitney

MEDIA ARTIST

Charlie Whitney is an artist and programmer exploring experience, interaction, and invisible interactions with technology. As an artist he explores themes of memory, nostalgia and play, and how these feelings are altered and recorded through technology. Through both screen based and immersive installation, Charlie makes surprising and interactive works for people of all ages.

As an educator Charlie has taught workshops on creative programming, and interaction design, as well as collaborative installation projects. He was an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design in the Design and Technology program, where he instructed graduate level students in creative coding.

Previously Charlie was a co-founder of Red Paper Heart, a creative studio based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently an innagural member of the NEW INC artist incubator program at the New Museum in New York City.

The Principals

Architecture & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

The Principals is an experimental design studio that combines Architecture, Industrial Design and Fabrication to create projects that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Formed in Brooklyn in 2012 by Chas Constantine, Chris Williams and Drew Seskunas, the studio designs objects and spaces that expand our understanding of the world, reuniting utility with a universal sense of wonder and delight.

Jason Walters

Microsoft Kinect Advisor

Jason Walters is an interactive artist and game developer, living in NYC, whose work ranges from full body interactions to immersive virtual worlds. He uses code as a tool of artistic expression and enjoys working at the intersection of art and technology.

Phil Sierzega

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Philip Sierzega is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and animator. He has a passion for experimentation, especially when combining storytelling with technology. His practice focuses on crafting playful, engaging experiences for screens of all sizes and physical spaces, as well as exploring non-traditional interfaces. He has worked for design agencies both large and small, and was awarded the Art Directors Club’s Young Guns Award, which honors the creative careers of those under 30. His work has been featured in numerous publications in print and online.

He earned his BFA in New Media Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, was a co-founder of the art studio Red Paper Heart, and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Dave Rife

MUSIC INTERACTION & SPATIAL SOUND

 

Gabe Liberti

MUSIC INTERACTION & SPATIAL SOUND

Dave is a multimedia artist, designer, and engineer with a background in architectural acoustics, physics, and music. Together with Gabe Liberti, he makes use of immersive audio and lighting to create unique interactive experiences. Previous music collaborations include Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe at CSULB with Lou Reed, Cassandra at BRIC Arts with Helga Davis, and roygbiv&b at MoMA with Marina Rosenfeld.

 

Gabe is a multimedia artist and experience designer. With Dave Rife, he creates interactive sculptures and immersive worlds using sound and light. As an audio engineer, he produced and mastered recordings for artists Anamanaguchi, Nullsleep, and George & Jonathan. For the Criterion Collection, he restored soundtracks from the greatest films from around the world.

Yotam Mann

MUSIC INTERACTION DEVELOPER

Yotam Mann is a musician and programmer working at the intersection of music and technology. He is the author of Tone.js, a Javascript framework for creating interactive music in the browser. His own interactive music has been featured on Chrome Experiments, Creative Applications and the The Creators Project.