With the decreasing size and cost of computer vision, digital components, and advances in virtual reality, we are faced with a renewed awareness of the impact of current digital practices on the physical body. Returning for its third season, MVR is a lecture event series focused on new forms of exchange between body and technology developed by Eyebeam alumni Nancy Nowacek and David Sheinkopf, Director of Technology at Pioneer Works.
The first iteration of a four part series will be presented by Lainie Fefferman, a composer who uses technology and physicality alongside traditional musical tools and parameters; Brian Knep, a media artist whose works range from large-scale interactive installations to microscopic sculptures for nematodes; and Jascha Narveson, who was raised in a concert hall, put to sleep as a child with an old vinyl copy of the Bell Laboratories mainframe computer singing “Bicycle Built for Two”, and now makes music for people, machines, and interesting combinations of people and machines.
A/D/O is a space in Brooklyn dedicated to exploring the boundaries and the future of design through events, programs, workshops and a collaborative workspace with advanced fabrication lab. Built for professional designers to invigorate their creative practices, it is open to everyone who seeks to be inspired.
MVR is a platform for sharing projects and ideas concerning these new interactions between body and information, device, and action and explores an expansive breadth of subjects and technologies including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, robots, video games, choreography, and machine learning. Speakers represent a wide spectrum of expertise–coding, dance, anthropology, furniture design–and have included Gene Kogan, Liat Berdugo, Daniel Temkin, and Robert Yang.