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Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America


Artists M. River and T. Whid formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began to explore the internet, video, software and sculpture as mediums for their conceptually-based art. The duo’s exhibition history includes group shows and screenings at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York City, and at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. In "New Media Art" (Taschen, 2006), authors Mark Tribe and Reena Jana describe MTAA’s "One Year Performance Video (aka samHsiehUpdate)" as “a deftly transparent demonstration of new media’s ability to manipulate our perceptions of time.” The collaboration has earned grants and awards from Creative Capital,, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

LACE Announces New Director


Today LACE announced (click continue reading to read the whole press release) their new Executive Director, Carol Stakenas. Ms. Stakenas officially begins her new position on September 1st.

Ms. Stakenas was the Deputy Director and Curator of Creative Time, New York City's adventurous public arts presenter. Throughout her tenure, she worked with a broad range of artists including Asymptote, Antenna Design, Haluk Akakçe, Natalie Bookchin, Cai Guo-Qiang, Granular Synthesis, Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, Shu Lea Cheang, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Marjetica Potrç, Toshi Reagon, and Erwin Redl. She curated and produced multidisciplinary public art at sites such as Massless Medium and Music in the Anchorage in the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage; Consuming Places in DUMBO Brooklyn; the DNA Deli Cups and the DNAid Billboards; PDPal, a mobile mapping project commission in Times Square; and Shimon Attie's Between Dreams and History on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

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Portable iPod / Discman Speakers with LoVid at Eyebeam

Portable iPod / Discman Speakers
Lovid / Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus
July 28, 2005
Drinks and discussion 8:30-9:00pm

Reverse the intimate, individual experience of listening to music on an iPod or Discman by creating a shared communal experience with wearable speaker pins that plug into headphone jack outputs. This workshop will include technical tasks of building the attachment cables and a visual component during which the participants will accessorize their speakers with tape, fabric, paper laminates, etc. Participants may make their own designs or respond to the theme of Merit badges and other elements of Boy Scouts uniforms. Parts of this project will be included in a group show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts opening in October 2005.

Workshops fees are $25 ($20 for Eyebeam members) with participation limited and available on a first come, first served basis. All workshops take place at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues in Chelsea. For more information and online registration please visit


Bendable electronic paper

An anonymous reader writes “Fujitsu today announced their joint development of the world’s first film substrate-based bendable color electronic paper with an image memory function. The new electronic paper features vivid color images that are unaffected even when the screen is bent, and features an image memory function that enables continuous display of the same image without the need for electricity. The thin and flexible electronic paper uses very low power to change screen images, thereby making it ideal for displaying information or advertisements in public areas as a type of new electronic media that can be handled as easily as paper. The jointly developed electronic paper will be showcased at Fujitsu Forum 2005, to be held July 14 and 15 at Tokyo International Forum.


Rhizome ArtBase 101 NY1 video

I’m back from Ohio just in time to do some own-horn-tootin’ for MTAA.

I’ve posted a quicktime version of the NY1 report on the Rhizome Artbase 101 exhibition at The New Museum.

Download it here (quicktime, 02’33, 8.2MB)

And my name isn’t Tom!