Forty-eight to Sixteen
2012
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center
2012 July 12 — August 4
Forty-eight to Sixteen documents my daily bicycle commute from Brooklyn to midtown Manhattan with sensors for my heartrate, breathing, and the cadence of my pedaling, along with chest-mounted video. Cellist Topu Lyo interprets my experience via a composition I derived from the sources that is precisely timed with the video. I am interested in 'performing' data and my and Topu's divergent but equally physical and temporal relationship to the information. Additionally, the physiological basis of empathy has implications for recent trends in media culture toward first-person viewpoints and the integration of biometrics into documentary. Named after the gear ratio of my bike.

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Also, more extensive program notes for the live performance.
Concept, data performance, code, and composition
Brian House
Cello performance
Topu Lyo
Thanks
The New York Times Company Research and Development Lab
Writing / press
Creative Applications
2012 September 24

The Atlantic Cities
2012 September 25