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
  • Performance in a Virtual World, Fall 2014
    Production course exploring emerging technology in the context of live performance and the question of what it means to be 'live' in a mediated world, with Todd Winkler and Kym Moore
  • Recording Studio as a Compositional Tool, Spring 2014
    A study of recording studio techniques and aesthetics taught in parallel with topics in psychoacoustics, with Jim Moses
  • Computers and Music, Fall 2013
    Introduction to the use of electronics and computers in music composition and the analysis and synthesis of sound, with Peter Bussigel
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
  • Data & Society, Rubin Museum, New York
  • Pale Firework, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence
  • NIME, London
  • The Imprint of the City, Issue Project Room, New York
  • Print Screen, Mediatheque, Holon, Israel
  • 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, Gelman Gallery, 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, chapter, "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, August 2014
  • 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

  • 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
  • Sense of Hearing, I-Hua Lee, ed., Chuan Art Studio, 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 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
  • 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

2014
  • Better World by Design, Brown University/RISD, "Making Design Weird"
  • Eyeo Festival, Walker Museum of Art, "Quotidian Rhythms and Political Frictions"
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