CV
PORTFOLIO
  • http://brianhouse.net/work
EDUCATION
  • 2018 PhD, Computer Music and Multimedia, Brown University, advisors: Wendy Chun and Todd Winkler
  • 2016 AM, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, advisor: Wendy Chun
    • 2006 MSc, Art & Technology, Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg), advisor: Mats Nordahl
    • 2002 BA, Computer Science, Columbia University, advisor: John Kender
SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2012 Forty-eight to Sixteen, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
  • 2012 Quotidian Record / Stranger Visions (w/ Heather Dewey-Hagborg), Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
  • 2009 MOCA Grand Prix (w/ Sue Huang), MOCA, Los Angeles
  • 2009 Trying the Hand of God (w/ Sue Huang), MOCA, Los Angeles
  • 2009 Golf and Donuts (w/ Sue Huang), MOCA, Los Angeles
  • 2006 5 'til 12, (w/ Sue Huang) Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine
  • 2004 The Case at Kulturhuset (w/ Sue Huang), Stockholms Kulturhuset, Stockholm
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2015 Take Karaoke / Fight Logic, Cohen Gallery, Providence
  • 2015 Infosphere, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe
  • 2015 Eyebeam in Objects, Upfor Gallery, Portland
  • 2015 Captive Portal, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2015 New Aesthetic?, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • 2015 Lifelogging, Science Gallery, Dublin
  • 2015 Ampersand, WMBR / MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
  • 2015 From Field Recording to Data Sonification in Late Capitalism, Labor Neunzehn, Berlin
  • 2015 Wetland, Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia
  • 2014 Data & Society, Rubin Museum, New York
  • 2014 Pale Firework, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence
  • 2014 NIME, London
  • 2014 Imprint of the City, Issue Project Room, New York
  • 2014 Print Screen, Mediatheque, Holon, Israel
  • 2014 Buildering: Misbehaving The City, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
  • 2014 Biennial Symposium, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, New London
  • 2013 Total Recall, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
  • 2013 Neuromast: Certain Uncertainty and Contemporary Art, Franklin Street Works, Stamford
  • 2013 Under the Influence, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence
  • 2013 PRISM Breakup, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
  • 2013 Where are We Now?, The Collection Lincoln & Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire
  • 2013 iNTERFACES, Black & White Festival, Porto
  • 2013 Megapolis Audio Art Festival, New York
  • 2013 Quiet City Presents, Secret Theatre, New York
  • 2013 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, New York
  • 2013 Gallery Nosco: Binary, Largo Das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2013 Habits of Living, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence
  • 2013 Annual Showcase, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
  • 2012 Infinitely Poignant Future Pastness, Grant Recital Hall, Brown University, Providence
  • 2012 Conflux Festival, New York
  • 2012 DataVis: Information as Art, Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine
  • 2012 urbanoFILM, Stuttgart
  • 2011 Klein Kunst Party, Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul
  • 2011 Poetic Urbanisms, Arts @ 29 Garden, Cambridge
  • 2010 Relay Drawing (w/ Sue Huang), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
  • 2010 Live Footage (w/ Topu Lyo and Mike Thies), Monkeytown and The Stone, New York
  • 2010 Megapolis Audio Art Festival, Baltimore
  • 2008 Rhizome Commissions, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
  • 2008 Conflux Festival, Center for Architecture, New York
  • 2008 FILMOBILE, London Gallery West, London
  • 2008 Design and the Elastic Mind, MoMA, New York
  • 2007 Arte.Mov, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte
  • 2007 Conflux Festival, UnionDocs, Brooklyn
  • 2006 Sónar, Barcelona
  • 2006 Zero One Festival, ISEA, San Jose
  • 2006 Conflux Festival, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn
  • 2005 Glowlab Open Lab, Art Interactive, Cambridge
  • 2005 Loving Berlin Festival, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin
  • 2005 Certain Movement, The Tank, New York
  • 2004 Conflux Festival, Participant Inc, New York
  • 2004 Art and Technology, Stadsbiblioteket, Göteborg
RESIDENCIES, COMMISSIONS, + FELLOWSHIPS
  • 2015 Fellowship, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
  • 2014 Commission, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati
  • 2013 Grant, Creative Arts Council, Brown University
  • 2013 Fellowship, Open Graduate Education, Brown University
  • 2013 Residency, Free103point9 Wave Farm, New York State
  • 2012 Fellowship, Howard and Jan Swearer Foundation, Brown University
  • 2012 Residency, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
  • 2009 Residency and Commission, MOCA, Los Angeles
  • 2007 Commission, Rhizome at the New Museum, New York
  • 2006 Commission, Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine
  • 2004 Commission, Stockholms Kulturhuset, Stockholm
  • 2003 Residency, Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), Amsterdam
APPEARANCES IN CRITICAL WRITING
  • 2016 Eve Kalyva, "Where are my keys? The now of critique in a plurality of voices", in Notebook for Art, Theory, and Related Zones 21
  • 2015 Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Lily Diaz, Maria Engberg, Morten Søndergaard, eds, Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity, and Culture, Routledge
  • 2013 Malcolm McCullough, Ambient Commons: Attention in the Age of Embodied Information, MIT Press
  • 2012 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
  • 2011 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
  • 2010 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
  • 2009 Graham Coulter-Smith, Deconstructing Installation Art, Brumaria
  • 2008 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
SELECTED PRESS

Print
  • 2015 ARCADE, "Data as Mirror", Spring
  • 2013 Neural.it, review of Quotidian Record, issue 46, Autumn
  • 2013 Sense of Hearing, I-Hua Lee, ed., Chuan Art Studio
  • 2011 TIME Magazine, "The 50 Best Inventions of the Year", November 28
  • 2011 Harvard Gazette, "Poetic Urbanisms", February 15
  • 2010 The New York Times, "In Your Palm, Memories of Horror and Valor", September 12
  • 2008 PRAXIS 10: Urban Matters, "MAAP-making"
  • 2006 SPIN, "Yellow Arrow — Capitol of Punk", May
  • 2006 Taiwan Daily News, Article about Yellow Arrow, April
  • 2009 The New York Times, "Making Connections, Here and Now", January 25
  • 2005 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
  • 2004 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
TV and Radio
  • 2015 SWR2 (Germany), Radio feature on What Does the Internet Sound Like?, August 24
  • 2014 Fox News, TV segment on Conversnitch, April 23
  • 2009 WNYC, Radio feature on Make History, September 10
  • 2009 KMEX / Univision 34, TV segment on Trying the Hand of God, April 2
  • 2005 WNBC, TV segment on Yellow Arrow, July
  • 2005 Weekend America, Radio feature on Yellow Arrow, June
  • 2004 Rocketboom, interview, December
  • 2004 NY1, TV segment on Yellow Arrow, October
Online
  • 2015 Frontier, "What Does Data Sound Like?", May 2015
  • 2014 Huffington Post UK, "Conversnitch Surveillance Art Project Is Spying On You Via Lamps", May 25
  • 2014 The Guardian, "Conversnitch turns covert surveillance into an art form", May 16
  • 2014 WIRED, "An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversations", April 23
  • 2014 Motherboard, "That Lamp Over There? It's Spying On You", April 23
  • 2014 Slate, "This Light Bulb Is Listening", April 23
  • 2014 BuzzFeedNews, "This Is What Facebook Sees When It Scans Your Face", April 21
  • 2013 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
  • 2012 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
  • 2011 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
  • 2010 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
  • 2009 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
  • 2006 We-Make-Money-Not-Art, Post on 5 'til 12, January 16
  • 2005 We-Make-Money-Not-Art, Post on Placing Voices, April 5
INVITED TALKS + CRITIQUES
  • 2016 Youngstown State University, workshop and artist talk
  • 2015 UnionDocs, "Eavesdroppers, Ventriloquists and Ghosts", artist talk
  • 2015 AV Synth Workshop (Dartmouth), artist talk with Lucia Monge: "Shake Hands like Leaves"
  • 2015 RISD, tool() Symposium, panel
  • 2015 Oberlin College, Playfest, artist talk
  • 2015 Brown University, INTERRUPT 3 conference, artist talk
  • 2015 BRIC Arts, artist talk: "Google Maps and artistic practice"
  • 2014 Smith, visiting critic
  • 2014 Leaders in Software Art, NYU Poly, artist talk, 2014
  • 2014 UnionDocs, "Brian House & Nick Felton: Automatic Data, Personal Documentary", artist talk
  • 2014 Better World by Design, Brown University/RISD, artist talk: "Making Design Weird"
  • 2014 Eyeo Festival, Walker Museum of Art, artist talk: "Quotidian Rhythms and Political Frictions"
  • 2013 PRISM Breakup Exhibition, Eyebeam, talk: "OpenPaths: Location, encryption, and participatory sensing"
  • 2013 School for Poetic Computation, artist talk
  • 2013 NYU ITP, artist talk
  • 2013 SUNY Purchase, artist talk: "Knifeandfork and Collective Practice"
  • 2013 Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, "Poetics of Computer Language", panel
  • 2012 Internet of Things Meetup, "OpenPaths: A new approach to aggregating personal geographic data"
  • 2012 Harvard GSD, guest critic
  • 2012 Columbia GSAPP, guest critic
  • 2011 Tribeca Cinemas, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, panel
  • 2011 Google, talk: "OpenPaths: A new approach to aggregating personal geographic data"
  • 2011 Conflux Festival, artist talk: "From Psychogeography to Rhythmanalysis"
  • 2011 OpenPlans, lecture on behavior mining
  • 2011 Harvard GSD, artist talk: "Poetic Urbanisms"
  • 2011 Hunter College, artist talk: "From Psychogeography to Rhythmanalysis"
  • 2010 UCSB, round-table talk on digital humanities
  • 2010 Parsons D+T, guest critic
  • 2008 RISD, guest critic and lecture: "Subversive Mobile Storytelling"
  • 2008 MIT, participant: "Writing Cities" conference with Richard Sennett
  • 2008 Dorkbot NYC, presented TXTML
  • 2008 University of Westminster (UK), artist talk: "Subversive Mobile Storytelling"
  • 2008 SUNY Buffalo, artist talk: "Nonlinear Narrative in Urban Space"
  • 2007 University of Southern Denmark, invited keynote: "The Mixed-Reality City: Narrative, Play & Learning in Multimodal Environments"
  • 2007 Arte.Mov (Brazil), artist talk: "Subversive Mobile Storytelling"
  • 2007 NYU ITP, guest critic
  • 2006 MICA, artist talk: "Interactivity and Nonlinear Narrative"
  • 2006 Yahoo!, guest artist for Time Capsule project
  • 2006 UC Irvine, artist talk: "Interactivity and Nonlinear Narrative"
  • 2006 UCLA Design | Media Arts, guest lecture: "Mobile Social Software"
  • 2005 Harvard GSD, artist talk: "Borders/Edges/Divides", 2005
  • 2005 IT University of Copenhagen, Living Lab Conference panelist, 2005
  • 2005 Dorkbot NYC, presented Yellow Arrow
  • 2005 NYU ITP, guest critic
  • 2004 MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, presented Yellow Arrow
CHAPTERS + PAPER PRESENTATIONS
  • 2015 Brian House, "Synchronizing Uncertainty: Google's Spanner and the Foreclosure of Time", PARSE Biennial Research Conference on Time, Göteborg Universitet
  • 2015 Brian House, "Quotidian Record: the musical interpretation of personal geographic data", Inertia Conference, UCLA
  • 2014 Brian House, "Subversive Mobile Storytelling", in Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones, ed. Marsha Berry and Max Schleser, Palgrave Pilot
  • 2014 Thomas Kirchner, Hong Gao, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel, Heather Carlos, Brian House, "Longitudinal Human Mobility and Real-time Access to a National Density Surface of Retail Outlets", Proceedings of the The 3rd International Workshop on Urban Computing
  • 2013 Brian House, "Quotidian Record: the musical interpretation of personal geographic data", Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
  • 2013 Brian House, "OpenPaths: empowering personal geographic data", Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art
  • 2012 Brian House, "OpenPaths: a new approach to aggregating personal geographic data", AAG Annual Meeting
  • 2009 Brian House and Jesse Shapins, "Designers and Citizens as Critical Media Artists", Urban Omnibus
  • 2007 Knifeandfork, "Hundekopf", Vague Terrain 06: Locative
COURSES TAUGHT
  • 2016 Spring, Computer Music Aesthetics, Brown University, Computer Music, Undergraduate
  • 2015 Fall, Electroacoustic Improvisation Ensemble, Brown University, Computer Music, Undergraduate
  • 2014 Spring, Ecocentric Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Digital+Media, MFA
  • 2013 Spring, Experimental Geography, Rhode Island School of Design, Digital+Media, MFA
  • 2011 Fall, Major Studio I, Parsons the New School for Design, Design+Technology, MFA
  • 2008 Summer, Critical Urban Media Arts, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
ADVISING
  • 2015 Edek Sher, RISD, MFA Digital+Media
  • 2015 Hyemi Song, RISD, MFA Digital+Media
  • 2014 José Fernandez Liermann, RISD, MFA Digital+Media
PEER REVIEW + SERVICE
  • 2016 Reviewer, ISEA
  • 2013 Reviewer, Re-New Festival
  • 2012 Residency selection committee, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center
  • 2012 Advisory committee, StoryCorps
  • 2008 Curator, Conflux Festival
  • 2008 Reviewer, Mobile Music Workshop
BIO
  • 1979 born, Denver
  • 2016 lives and works in Providence