CV
EDUCATION

Brown University, Providence
  • PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia, expected 2018
  • MA in Modern Culture and Media, expected 2018
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • MSc, Art & Technology, 2006
    Thesis: Mixed-Reality Narrative with Mobile Phone Text-Messaging
    Advisor: Mats Nordahl
Columbia University, New York
  • BA, Computer Science, 2002
    Senior research: Realtime Neural-Network Classification of Musical Gestures
    Advisor: John Kender
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

The New York Times Company, Research & Development
  • Creative Technologist, New York, 2010-2012
    Primary research areas included natural user interfaces, personal data, biometrics, and behavior mining (featured in TIME, "Best Inventions of 2011")
Local Projects (media design firm)
  • Creative Technologist, New York, 2008-2010
    Led technology for major projects including the National American Jewish History Museum (Core 77 Design Award) and the community archive for the National 9/11 Memorial Museum (HOW Interactive Design Award)
Diversion Media Inc
  • Software Developer, New York, 2006-2008
    Designed speculative interfaces for IPTV
Counts Media Inc
  • Director of Research & Development, New York, 2004-2006
    Primary architect of a platform for new media entertainment with clients including The Blue Man Group, Ericsson, Voodoo Music Festival, and Lonely Planet
WKCR-FM
  • Publicity Director, New York, 2000-2002
    Oversaw the transition of the station to digital studios and received Columbia's Silver Crown award for leadership following 9/11
ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Rhode Island School of Design, Design + Media MFA program
Part-time Faculty
  • Ecocentric Design, Spring 2014
    Studio course supported by the National Science Foundation as part of a multi-faceted program at RISD to find new ways of working with and communicating scientific data about the environment; original syllabus http://brianhouse.net/teaching/2013_spring/ecocentric_design/
  • Experimental Geography, Spring 2013
    Studio course that engages critically with historical spatial practices and contemporary digital media as it relates to place; original syllabus
    http://brianhouse.net/teaching/2013_spring/experimental_geography/
Brown University, Department of Music
Teaching Assistant
  • Computers and Music, Fall 2013
    Introduction to the use of electronics and computers in music composition and the analysis and synthesis of sound
Parsons the New School for Design, Design + Technology MFA program
Adjunct Faculty
  • Major Studio I, Fall 2011
    Core studio for incoming students examining the concept of 'interface'; original syllabus
    http://brianhouse.net/teaching/2011_fall/interface/
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture
  • Critical Urban Media Arts, Summer 2008
    An experimental workshop in urban research, mapping, and representation; original syllabus
    http://cuma.periplurban.org
EXHIBITIONS


2014
  • Buildering: Misbehaving The City, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
  • Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, New London
2013
  • Total Recall, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
  • Neuromast: Certain Uncertainty and Contemporary Art, Franklin Street Works, Stamford
  • Under the Influence, RISD Museum, Providence
  • PRISM Breakup, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
  • Where are We Now?, The Collection Lincoln & Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire
  • iNTERFACES, Black & White Festival, Porto
  • Megapolis Audio Art Festival, New York
  • Quiet City Presents, Secret Theatre, New York
  • New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, New York
  • Gallery Nosco: Binary, Largo Das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
  • Habits of Living, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence
  • Annual Showcase, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
2012
  • Infinitely Poignant Future Pastness, Grant Recital Hall, Brown University, Providence
  • Conflux Festival, New York
  • DataVis: Information as Art, Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine
  • urbanoFILM, Stuttgart
  • Forty-eight to Sixteen, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
  • Quotidian Record, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
2011
  • Klein Kunst Party, Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul
2010
  • Relay Drawing (w/ Sue Huang), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles
  • Osmotic Imagination (w/ Matt Mottel), Issue Project Room, New York
  • Live Footage (w/ Topu Lyo and Mike Thies), Monkeytown and The Stone, New York
  • Megapolis Audio Art Festival, Baltimore
2009
  • MOCA Grand Prix (w/ Sue Huang), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
  • Trying the Hand of God (w/ Sue Huang), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
  • Emptiness Is Form (Golf and Donuts) (w/ Sue Huang), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
2008
  • Rhizome Commissions, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
  • Conflux Festival, Center for Architecture, New York
  • FILMOBILE, London Gallery West, London
  • Design and the Elastic Mind, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
2007
  • Arte.Mov, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte
  • Conflux Festival, UnionDocs, Brooklyn
2006
  • Sónar, Barcelona
  • Zero One Festival, ISEA, San Jose
  • 5 'til 12, Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine
  • Conflux Festival, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn
2005
  • Glowlab Open Lab, Art Interactive, Cambridge
  • Loving Berlin Festival, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin
  • Certain Movement, The Tank, New York
2004
  • Conflux Festival, Participant Inc, New York
  • The Case at Kulturhuset (w/ Sue Huang), Stockholms Kulturhuset, Stockholm
  • Art and Technology, Stadsbiblioteket, Göteborg
RESIDENCIES, COMMISSIONS, + FELLOWSHIPS

  • Commission, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, 2014
  • Recipient, Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University, 2013-14
  • Recipient, Howard and Jan Swearer Fellowship, Brown University, 2012-13
  • Residency, Free103point9 Wave Farm, New York State, 2013
  • Residency, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York, 2012
  • Residency and Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, 2009
  • Commission, Rhizome at the New Museum, New York, 2007
  • Commission, Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, 2006
  • Commission, Stockholms Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 2004
  • Residency, Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), Amsterdam, 2003
  • Silver Crown Leadership Award, Columbia University, 2002
PUBLICATIONS + PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  • Brian House, "Quotidian Record: the musical interpretation of personal geographic data", Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, 27 March 2013
  • Brian House, "OpenPaths: empowering personal geographic data", Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, June 2013
  • Brian House, "OpenPaths: a new approach to aggregating personal geographic data", AAG Annual Meeting, February 2012
  • Brian House and Jesse Shapins, "Designers and Citizens as Critical Media Artists", Urban Omnibus, July 1, 2009
  • Knifeandfork, "Hundekopf", Vague Terrain 06: Locative, June 2007

CURATION + REVIEW

  • Reviewer, Re-New Festival, 2013
  • Residency selection committee, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, 2012
  • Advisory committee, StoryCorps, 2012
  • Curator, Conflux Festival, 2008
  • Reviewer, Mobile Music Workshop, 2008

APPEARANCES IN CRITICAL WRITING

  • I-Hua Lee, ed., Sense of Hearing. Chuan Art Studio, 2013
  • Grant Kester, "Galatea's Gaze: Ethics, Spectacle, and Participation", in Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA 2008-2012, ed. Aandrea Stang. The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012
  • Zachary Kaplan, "Knifeandfork", in Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA 2008-2012, ed. Aandrea Stang. The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012
  • Mark Shepard, "Toward the Sentient City", in Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space, ed. Mark Shepard. The MIT Press, 2011
  • Eric Gordon, Adriana de Souza e Silva, Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World. Wiley, 2011
  • Mattia Casalegno, "The Research of Knifeandfork: In Between Technology and Participation". Digicult: Digimag, 2010
  • Rita Raley, "Walk This Way: Mobile Narrative as Composed Experience", in Beyond the Screen, eds. Jörgen Schäfer, Peter Gendolla. Transcript Verlag, 2010
  • Britta Timm Knudsen, Re-investing authenticity: tourism, place and emotions. Channel View, 2010
  • Graham Coulter-Smith, Deconstructing Installation Art. Brumaria, 2009
  • Christine Nippe, "City Representations in Net Art", in The Electronic City, eds. Ulrike Bucher, Maros Finka. Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2008
  • Paola Antonelli, ed., Design and the Elastic Mind. The Museum of Modern Art, 2008

PRESS

Print
  • Neural.it, review of Quotidian record, issue 46, Autumn 2013
  • TIME Magazine, "The 50 Best Inventions of the Year", November 28, 2011
  • Harvard Gazette, "Poetic Urbanisms", February 15, 2011
  • The New York Times, "In Your Palm, Memories of Horror and Valor", September 12, 2010
  • PRAXIS 10: Urban Matters, "MAAP-making", 2008
  • SPIN, "Yellow Arrow — Capitol of Punk", May 2006
  • Taiwan Daily News, Article about Yellow Arrow, April 2006
  • The New York Times, "Making Connections, Here and Now", January 25, 2006
  • NY Arts Magazine, "What the Situationists left behind: Psychogeography", October 2005
  • The Washington Post, "Targeting the 'Art' Around Every Corner", July 2, 2005
  • Berliner Zeitung, "Make a Connection", June 2005
  • The Boston Globe, "The Art of Mobile Technology", April 18, 2005
  • Newsweek, "PUBLIC ART: House Haiku? Just dial", March 14, 2005
  • Metropolis, "Sticker Talk", February 2005
  • WIRED Magazine, "Text in the City", September 2004
  • Dagens Nyheter (Swedish), "Visitors solve 'The Case at Kulturhust'", April 27, 2004
  • Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish), "The Case at Kulturhuset", April 15, 2004
  • Göteborgs-Posten (Swedish) "Art and Technology Go Hand in Hand", December 19, 2003
TV and Radio
  • WNYC, Radio feature on Make History, September 10, 2009
  • KMEX / Univision 34, TV segment on Trying the Hand of God, April 2, 2009
  • WNBC, TV segment on Yellow Arrow, July 2005
  • Weekend America, Radio feature on Yellow Arrow, June 2005
  • Rocketboom, interview, December 2004
  • NY1, TV segment on Yellow Arrow, October 2004
Online
  • The Ascender, "Digital Delta", November 13, 2013
  • Huffington Post, "Quotidian Record: Artist Brian House Turns Tracking Data Into A Vinyl Music Experience", July 26, 2013
  • WIRED, "Artist Turns a Year’s Worth of Tracking Data Into a Haunting Record", July 22, 2013
  • Creative Applications, "Sonification and the (re-)performance of data – an interview with Brian House", July 12, 2013
  • Fast Company Design, "Soundtrack Of Your Life: Get Into The Groove Of Tracking Your Every Move In Vinyl", July 8, 2013
  • The Atlantic Cities, "How One Man's Bicycle Commute Inspired a Strange Song", September 25, 2012
  • Creative Applications, "Commute as Composition — Brian House's Forty-eight to Sixteen", September 24, 2012
  • Create Digital Music, "In Percussive Harmonies, A Record of a Year of Travel", August 8, 2012
  • The Verge, "The Quotidian Record inscribes a year of location data onto a vinyl EP", July 5, 2012
  • Capital New York, "Art and tech, aesthetics and hacking meet at Eyebeam's open studios", July 7, 2012
  • New-Aesthetic, "Data Reenactment: Street View Video from a Stolen Phone", March 1, 2012
  • Flowing Data, "Own and securely store your location with OpenPaths", January 26, 2012
  • Infoaesthetics, "NYTLabs Magic Mirror Reveals News and Health Statistics", November 28, 2011
  • Engadget, "New York Times' magic mirror helps you get dressed, puts the 'wall' in 'paywall'", September 5, 2011
  • Popular Science, "NY Times' Kinect-Assisted Mirror Delivers News, Coupons and Fashion Tips As You Brush Your Teeth", September 2, 2011
  • Slashdot, "NYT Working On 'Magic Mirror' For Bathroom Surfing", September 2, 2011
  • Nieman Journalism Lab, "Mirror, mirror: The New York Times wants to serve you info as you're brushing your teeth", August 31, 2011
  • Flowing Data, "Data Reenactment via Stolen iPhone", July 21, 2011
  • Gizmodo, "Following a Stolen iPhone's Path in Google's Getaway Car", July 19, 2011
  • Engadget, "OpenPaths lets you visualize your iPhone location data, donate it to science", May 11, 2011
  • Rhizome.org, Post on Trying the Hand of God, July 2, 2010
  • Locally Toned, Interview and post on Pull My Ears, June 18, 2010
  • The Huffington Post, "How Art Museums Are Striving to Stay Relevant for a New Generation", March 28, 2010
  • Information Aesthetics, "Make History: Aggregating Experiences", September 15, 2009
  • Core77, "Make History Gathers Stories Over Streetviews", September 11, 2009
  • NBC Los Angeles, "MOCA Becomes a Mini Golf Course. Plus: Donuts", March 5, 2009
  • Los Angeles Times, "Art Meets Sport at MOCA", February 23, 2009
  • We-Make-Money-Not-Art, Post on 5 'til 12, January 16, 2006
  • We-Make-Money-Not-Art, Post on Placing Voices, April 5, 2005

INVITED TALKS + CRITIQUES

2013
  • PRISM Breakup Exhibition, Eyebeam, "OpenPaths: Location, encryption, and participatory sensing"
  • School for Poetic Computation, artist talk
  • NYU ITP, artist talk
  • SUNY Purchase, "Knifeandfork and Collective Practice"
  • Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, panel: "Poetics of Computer Language"
2012
  • Internet of Things Meetup, "OpenPaths: A new approach to aggregating personal geographic data"
  • Harvard GSD, guest critic
  • Columbia GSAPP, guest critic
2011
  • Tribeca Cinemas, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival
  • Google, presentation: "OpenPaths: A new approach to aggregating personal geographic data"
  • Conflux Festival, flash lecture: "From Psychogeography to Rhythmanalysis"
  • OpenPlans, guest speaker on behavior mining
  • Harvard GSD, guest speaker, "Poetic Urbanisms"
  • Hunter College, guest lecture: "From Psychogeography to Rhythmanalysis"
2010
  • UCSB, guest speaker, round-table talk on digital humanities
  • Parsons D+T, guest critic
2008
  • RISD, guest lecture: "Subversive Mobile Storytelling"
  • MIT, participant: "Writing Cities" conference with Richard Sennett
  • Dorkbot NYC, presented TXTML
  • University of Westminster (UK), invited speaker: "Subversive Mobile Storytelling"
  • SUNY Buffalo, guest lecture: "Nonlinear Narrative in Urban Space"
2007
  • University of Southern Denmark, invited keynote: "The Mixed-Reality City: Narrative, Play & Learning in Multimodal Environments"
  • Arte.Mov (Brazil), artist talk: "Subversive Mobile Storytelling"
  • NYU ITP, guest critic
2006
  • MICA, guest lecture: "Interactivity and Nonlinear Narrative"
  • Yahoo!, guest artist for Time Capsule project
  • UC Irvine, guest lecture: "Interactivity and Nonlinear Narrative"
  • UCLA Design | Media Arts, guest lecture: "Mobile Social Software"
2005
  • Harvard GSD, guest lecture: "Borders/Edges/Divides"
  • IT University of Copenhagen, Living Lab Conference panelist
  • Dorkbot NYC, presented Yellow Arrow
  • NYU ITP, guest critic
2004
  • MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, presented Yellow Arrow

BIO

  • Lives and works in Providence and Brooklyn
  • Born 1979, Denver