Brown University, Providence
  • PhD candidate in Computer Music and Multimedia
    Advisors: Wendy Chun and Todd Winkler
  • MA, Modern Culture and Media, 2016
    Advisor: Wendy Chun
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

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 and the community archive for the National 9/11 Memorial Museum
    Core 77 Design Award, 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
  • Publicity Director, New York, 2000-2002
    Oversaw the transition of the station to digital studios and received Columbia's Silver Crown award for leadership after the destruction of the transmitter on 9/11

Rhode Island School of Design, Digital+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
  • Experimental Geography, Spring 2013
    Studio course that engages critically with historical spatial practices and contemporary digital media as it relates to place; original syllabus
Brown University, Department of Music
Graduate Instructor
  • Electroacoustic Improvisation Ensemble, Fall 2015
    Undergraduate ensemble exploring experimental sound and focused listening techniques with acoustic instruments, live electronics, and real-time video. Site-specific performances and installations throughout Rhode Island.
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
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

  • 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, 2012
  • MOCA Grand Prix (w/ Sue Huang), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Trying the Hand of God (w/ Sue Huang), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Golf and Donuts (w/ Sue Huang), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009
  • 5 'til 12, (w/ Sue Huang) Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, 2006
  • The Case at Kulturhuset (w/ Sue Huang), Stockholms Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 2004

  • 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, 2015
  • 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, 2014
  • 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, 2013
  • 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, 2012
  • Klein Kunst Party, Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul, 2011
  • Poetic Urbanisms, Arts @ 29 Garden, Cambridge, 2011
  • 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, 2010
  • 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, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008
  • Arte.Mov, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, 2007
  • Conflux Festival, UnionDocs, Brooklyn, 2007
  • Sónar, Barcelona, 2006
  • Zero One Festival, ISEA, San Jose, 2006
  • Conflux Festival, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, 2006
  • Glowlab Open Lab, Art Interactive, Cambridge, 2005
  • Loving Berlin Festival, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin, 2005
  • Certain Movement, The Tank, New York, 2005
  • Conflux Festival, Participant Inc, New York, 2004
  • Art and Technology, Stadsbiblioteket, Göteborg, 2004
  • Commission, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, 2014
  • Recipient, Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University, 2013-15
  • Recipient, Open Graduate Fellowship, Brown University, 2013-18
  • 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, 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
  • Brian House, "Synchronizing Uncertainty: Google's Spanner and the Foreclosure of Time", PARSE Biennial Research Conference on Time, Göteborg Universitet, November 2015
  • Brian House, "Quotidian Record: the musical interpretation of personal geographic data", Inertia Conference, UCLA, May 2015
  • 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

  • Reviewer, ISEA, 2016
  • 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

  • Edek Sher, RISD, MFA Digital+Media, 2015
  • Hyemi Song, RISD, MFA Digital+Media, 2015
  • José Fernandez Liermann, RISD, MFA Digital+Media, 2014

  • Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Lily Diaz, Maria Engberg, Morten Søndergaard, eds, Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity, and Culture, Routledge, 2015
  • Malcolm McCullough, Ambient Commons: Attention in the Age of Embodied Information, MIT Press, 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


  • ARCADE, "Data as Mirror", Spring 2015
  •, 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
  • SWR2 (Germany), Radio feature on What Does the Internet Sound Like?, August 24, 2015
  • Fox News, TV segment on Conversnitch, April 23, 2014
  • 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
  • Frontier, "What Does Data Sound Like?", May 2015
  • 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, 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
  •, 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

  • 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", 2015
  • Smith, visiting critic, 2014
  • Leaders in Software Art, NYU Poly, artist talk, 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", 2014
  • Subtle Technologies Festival, paper: "OpenPaths: A new approach to aggregating personal geographic data", 2014
  • 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, 2013
  • Association of American Geographers, paper: "OpenPaths: A new approach to aggregating personal geographic data", 2012
  • Internet of Things Meetup, "OpenPaths: A new approach to aggregating personal geographic data", 2012
  • Harvard GSD, guest critic, 2012
  • Columbia GSAPP, guest critic, 2012
  • Tribeca Cinemas, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, panel, 2011
  • Google, paper: "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", 2011
  • UCSB, round-table talk on digital humanities, 2010
  • Parsons D+T, guest critic, 2010
  • 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", 2008
  • 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, 2007
  • 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", 2006
  • Harvard GSD, artist talk: "Borders/Edges/Divides", 2005
  • IT University of Copenhagen, Living Lab Conference panelist, 2005
  • Dorkbot NYC, presented Yellow Arrow, 2005
  • NYU ITP, guest critic, 2005
  • MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, presented Yellow Arrow, 2004

  • Lives and works in Providence
  • Born 1979, Denver