Brian House is an artist who investigates the politics of time in human and nonhuman systems. His practice incorporates sound, computer engineering, and multidisciplinary research, and he has worked with such varied subjects as geolocation surveillance and the communication strategies of urban rats. His current project, Macrophones, employs atmospheric infrasound as a way of listening to the climate crisis.
House has exhibited at MoMA, Los Angeles MOCA, Ars Electronica, ZKM, Madrid CentroCentro, the Beall Center for Art + Technology, and the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, among others. The New York Times Magazine, WIRED, Neural, Creative Applications, and TIME’s annual “Best Inventions” issue have featured his work, and his essays and articles have been published in Leonardo, the Journal of Sonic Studies, and e-flux Architecture.
Currently, House is Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Head of Digital Media at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a member of NEW INC in New York. He has been an associate scholar at Columbia University's Center for Spatial Research, an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam, a collaborator in Knifeandfork, and a creative technologist in the R&D Lab at The New York Times. He got his start as an undergraduate at the Columbia Computer Music Center and holds a PhD in Computer Music from Brown University.