Curriculum vitae
PORTFOLIO
  • http://brianhouse.net/works
EDUCATION
  • 2018 PhD, Computer Music and Multimedia, Brown University, Providence (expected May 2018)
    Committee: Wendy Chun (co-advisor), Ed Osborn, Rebecca Schneider, Todd Winkler (co-advisor)
  • 2016 MA, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, Providence
  • 2006 MSc, Art & Technology, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg
  • 2002 BA, Computer Science, Columbia University, New York
EXHIBITIONS
  • 2018 Fascists, Lovers, and Other Lonely Ghosts, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence
  • 2017 Feminist Climate Change, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
  • 2017 Megapolis Audio Art Festival, Philadelphia
  • 2017 Land Trust, Redline Gallery, Denver
  • 2017 Storm Warning, Vicki Myhren Gallery, Denver
  • 2017 re|ACT Arts & Environment Symposium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence
  • 2017 Ever Elusive, Transmediale, Berlin
  • 2016 The Spaces We're In, NEoN Digital Arts, Dundee (w/ Sue Huang)
  • 2016 Reality Under Surveillance, Speculum Artium, Trbovlje
  • 2016 Acoustic Infrastructures, Eyebeam, New York
  • 2016 Atmospheres, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence
  • 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, 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, Providence
  • 2014 NIME, London
  • 2014 Imprint of the City, Issue Project Room, New York
  • 2014 Print Screen, Mediatheque, Holon
  • 2014 Buildering: Misbehaving The City, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (w/ Sue Huang)
  • 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, Providence
  • 2013 PRISM Breakup, Eyebeam, 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 Binary, Largo Das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2013 Habits of Living, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence
  • 2013 Annual Showcase, Eyebeam, New York
  • 2012 Forty-eight to Sixteen, Eyebeam, New York
  • 2012 Quotidian Record / Stranger Visions, Eyebeam, New York
  • 2012 Infinitely Poignant Future Pastness, 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, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (w/ Sue Huang)
  • 2010 Live Footage, Monkeytown, New York (w/ Topu Lyo and Mike Thies)
  • 2010 Megapolis Audio Art Festival, Baltimore
  • 2009 MOCA Grand Prix, MOCA, Los Angeles (w/ Sue Huang)
  • 2009 Trying the Hand of God, MOCA, Los Angeles (w/ Sue Huang)
  • 2009 Golf and Donuts, MOCA, Los Angeles (w/ Sue Huang)
  • 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 5 'til 12, Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine (w/ Sue Huang)
  • 2005 Glowlab Open Lab, Art Interactive, Cambridge
  • 2005 Loving Berlin Festival, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin
  • 2005 Certain Movement, The Tank, New York
  • 2004 The Case at Kulturhuset, Stockholms Kulturhuset, Stockholm (w/ Sue Huang)
  • 2004 Conflux Festival, Participant Inc, New York
  • 2004 Art and Technology, Stadsbiblioteket, Göteborg
AWARDS
  • 2016 Commission, NEoN Digital Arts, Dundee
  • 2016 Residency, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic
  • 2016 Residency, MASS MoCA, North Adams
  • 2016 Residency, Eyebeam, New York
  • 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, Catskill
  • 2012 Fellowship, Howard and Jan Swearer Foundation, Brown University
  • 2012 Residency, Eyebeam, 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
PUBLICATIONS
  • 2018 Brian House, “Against Listening,” in Contemporary Music Review (36:6), eds. Lenore Manderson & Ed Osborn
  • 2017 Brian House, “Machine Listening: WaveNet, media materialism, and rhythmanalysis,” in ARPJA: Machine Research (6:1), eds. Christian Ulrik Andersen & Geoff Cox
  • 2017 Brian House, “Synchronizing Uncertainty: Google's Spanner and Cartographic Time,” in DATA browser: Executing Practices, eds. H. Pritchard, E. Snodgrass, & M. Tyźlik-Carver, Autonomedia
  • 2014 Brian House, “Subversive Mobile Storytelling,” in Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones, eds. Marsha Berry and Max Schleser, Palgrave Pilot
  • 2014 Brian House, “Mary Mattingly's WetLand,” in Title Magazine, ed. Jacob Feige
  • 2013 Brian House, “OpenPaths: Empowering Personal Geographic Data,” in Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art
  • 2009 Brian House and Jesse Shapins, “Designers and Citizens as Critical Media Artists,” in Urban Omnibus
CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • 2017 “Animal Behavior: Rhythmanalysis and the More-than-Human,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Tempe
  • 2017 “On Wifi, Habits, and Rats,” Radical Networks, New York
  • 2017 “Machine Listening: WaveNet, Media Materialism, and Rhythmanalysis,” Transmediale, Berlin
  • 2015 “Synchronizing Uncertainty: Google's Spanner and the Foreclosure of Time,” PARSE Biennial Research Conference on Time, Göteborg Universitet
  • 2015 “Quotidian Record: The Musical Interpretation of Personal Geographic Data,” Inertia, UCLA
  • 2015 “Interruption as Rhythm,” INTERRUPT, Brown University
  • 2014 “OpenPaths: A New Approach to Aggregating Personal Geographic Data,” Subtle Technologies, Toronto
  • 2013 “OpenPaths: Location, encryption, and participatory sensing,” PRISM Breakup, Eyebeam
  • 2013 “Quotidian Record: The Musical Interpretation of Personal Geographic Data,” Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Wesleyan University
  • 2013 “OpenPaths: Empowering Personal Geographic Data,” International Symposium of Electronic Art, Sydney
  • 2012 “A New Approach to Aggregating Personal Geographic Data,” American Association of Geographers, New York
  • 2011 “From Psychogeography to Rhythmanalysis,” Conflux Festival, New York
  • 2007 “The Mixed-Reality City,” Narrative, Play & Learning in Multimodal Environments, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2007 “Subversive Mobile Storytelling,” Arte.Mov, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
INVITED TALKS
  • 2017 NYU Shanghai, artist talk
  • 2017 Connecticut College, artist talk
  • 2017 University of Denver, artist talk
  • 2016 Washington University, workshop and artist talk
  • 2016 Youngstown State University, workshop and artist talk
  • 2015 UnionDocs, “Eavesdroppers, Ventriloquists and Ghosts,” artist talk
  • 2015 AV Synth Workshop (Dartmouth), “Shake Hands like Leaves,” artist talk with Lucia Monge
  • 2015 RISD, Tool() Symposium, panel
  • 2015 Oberlin College, Playfest, artist talk
  • 2015 BRIC Arts, “Google Maps and artistic practice,” artist talk
  • 2014 Smith College, visiting critic
  • 2014 Leaders in Software Art, artist talk
  • 2014 UnionDocs, “Brian House & Nick Felton: Automatic Data, Personal Documentary,” artist talk
  • 2014 Better World by Design, “Making Design Weird”
  • 2014 Eyeo Festival, Walker Museum of Art, “Quotidian Rhythms and Political Frictions”
  • 2013 School for Poetic Computation, artist talk
  • 2013 NYU ITP, artist talk
  • 2013 SUNY Purchase, “Knifeandfork and Collective Practice”
  • 2013 Eyebeam, “Poetics of Computer Language,” panel
  • 2012 Internet of Things Meetup, artist talk
  • 2012 Harvard GSD, guest critic
  • 2012 Columbia GSAPP, guest critic
  • 2011 Tribeca Cinemas, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, panel
  • 2011 Google, artist talk
  • 2011 OpenPlans, lecture on behavior mining
  • 2011 Harvard GSD, “Poetic Urbanisms,” artist talk
  • 2011 Hunter College, “From Psychogeography to Rhythmanalysis,” artist talk
  • 2010 UCSB, round-table talk on digital humanities
  • 2010 Parsons D+T, guest critic
  • 2008 RISD, “Subversive Mobile Storytelling,” workshop
  • 2008 MIT, “Writing Cities” symposium with Richard Sennett
  • 2008 Dorkbot NYC, artist talk
  • 2008 University of Westminster (UK), “Subversive Mobile Storytelling,” artist talk
  • 2008 SUNY Buffalo, “Nonlinear Narrative in Urban Space,” artist talk
  • 2007 NYU ITP, guest critic
  • 2006 MICA, “Interactivity and Nonlinear Narrative,” artist talk
  • 2006 Yahoo!, guest artist for Time Capsule project
  • 2006 UC Irvine, “Interactivity and Nonlinear Narrative,” artist talk
  • 2006 UCLA Design | Media Arts, “Mobile Social Software,” lecture
  • 2005 Harvard GSD, artist talk
  • 2005 IT University of Copenhagen, Living Lab panelist
  • 2005 Dorkbot NYC, artist talk
  • 2005 NYU ITP, guest critic
  • 2004 MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, artist talk
APPEARANCES IN CRITICAL WRITING
  • 2016 Gemma Argüello Manressa and Sondra Bacharach, “Digital Street Art,” in Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Sondra Bacharach, Siv B. Fjærestad, Jeremy Neil Booth, Routledge
  • 2016 Eve Kalyva, “Where are my keys? The now of critique in a plurality of voices,” in Notebook for Art, Theory, and Related Zones, volume 21
  • 2016 Johanna Linsley, “Possible Public and Private Narratives,” in Contemporary Theatre Review, intervention for volume 26
  • 2016 Dan Ehrenfeld, “The Cloud and the Mine,” in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, volume 21
  • 2015 Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Lily Diaz, Maria Engberg, Morten Søndergaard, Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity, and Culture, Routledge
  • 2015 Nassim JafariNaimi, “MRx as a participatory platform,” in Digital Creativity, volume 26
  • 2014 Cathy Cox, “Interactive Technologies in Music Composition: Towards a Theory of Interactivity,” in Music Research: New Directions for a New Century, Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • 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,” in Digimag Journal, issue 52
  • 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, Design and the Elastic Mind, The Museum of Modern Art
MEDIA COVERAGE

Print
  • 2017 Westword, “The 48 Hour Summit Brings Socially Engaged Art to RedLine,” August 11
  • 2017 Westword, “Myhren Gallery's Storm Warning Heats Up the Debate Over Climate Change,” April 11
  • 2017 The Denver Post, “Climate change art exhibit a real community service,” March 16
  • 2017 Transmediale Newspaper, “Machine Research,” February
  • 2015 ARCADE, “Data as Mirror,” Spring
  • 2013 Neural.it, “Quotidian Record,” issue 46, Autumn
  • 2013 Chuan Art, “Sense of Hearing,” Summer
  • 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, “MAAP-making,” 10: Urban Matters
  • 2006 SPIN, “Yellow Arrow — Capitol of Punk,” May
  • 2006 Taiwan Daily News, “Yellow Arrow,” April
  • 2006 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, “Visitors solve 'The Case at Kulturhust',” April 27
  • 2004 Svenska Dagbladet, “The Case at Kulturhuset,” April 15
  • 2004 Göteborgs-Posten, “Art and Technology Go Hand in Hand,” December 19
TV and Radio
  • 2017 Colorado Public Radio, segment on Animas
  • 2015 SWR2 (DE), segment on What Does the Internet Sound Like?
  • 2014 Fox News, segment on Conversnitch
  • 2013 WGXC, segment on Change Ringing
  • 2009 WNYC, segment on Make History
  • 2009 KMEX / Univision 34, segment on Trying the Hand of God
  • 2005 WNBC, segment on Yellow Arrow
  • 2005 Weekend America, segment on Yellow Arrow
  • 2004 Rocketboom, segment on Knifeandfork
  • 2004 NY1, segment on Yellow Arrow
Online
  • 2017 The Verge, “This art installation creates sounds based on real-time data from a polluted river,” April 25
  • 2017 Those Who Make Waves, “Animas River Sound Sculpture,” May 4
  • 2016 Continent., “Acoustic Infrastructure,” Summer
  • 2016 Transart Triennale Blog, “I'd Swipe Right on Yr Metadata,” June 6
  • 2015 Hyperallergic, “Objectifying Our Digital Lives,” September 30
  • 2015 Frontier, “What Does Data Sound Like?,” May
  • 2014 Gizmodo, “The Beautiful Near-Silence of Botswana's Okavango Delta at Night,” September 24
  • 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 The Verge, “A lamp is spying on New Yorkers and tweeting their conversations,” 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, “Trying the Hand of God,” July 2
  • 2010 Locally Toned, “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, “5 'til 12,” January 16
  • 2005 We-Make-Money-Not-Art, “Placing Voices,” April 5
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As Instructor
  • 2017 Fall, Rhythm Beyond Music, Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia / Modern Culture and Media, undergraduate
  • 2016 Spring, Computer Music Aesthetics, Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia, undergraduate
  • 2015 Fall, Electroacoustic Improvisation Ensemble, Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia, undergraduate
  • 2014 Spring, Ecocentric Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Digital+Media, graduate
  • 2013 Spring, Experimental Geography, Rhode Island School of Design, Digital+Media, graduate
  • 2011 Fall, Major Studio I, Parsons, Design and Technology, graduate
  • 2008 Summer, Critical Urban Media Arts, Columbia University, School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning, graduate
As TA
  • 2014 Fall, Performance in a Virtual World, Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia, Undergraduate
  • 2014 Spring, Studio as a Compositional Tool, Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia, Undergraduate
  • 2013 Fall, Computers as a Compositional Tool, Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia, Undergraduate
ADVISING
  • 2015 Edek Sher, RISD, MFA Digital+Media
  • 2015 Hyemi Song, RISD, MFA Digital+Media
  • 2014 José Fernandez Liermann, RISD, MFA Digital+Media
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
  • 2016 Selection committee, ISEA
  • 2015 Advisor, UnionDocs
  • 2013 Selection committee, Re-New Festival
  • 2012 Selection committee, Eyebeam
  • 2012 Advisor, StoryCorps
  • 2008 Selection committee, Conflux Festival
  • 2008 Selection committee, Mobile Music Workshop
SELECTED NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS
  • 2010-2012 Creative Technologist, The New York Times Company, Research & Development, New York
  • 2008-2010 Director of Technology, Local Projects, New York
  • 2004-2006 Director of Research & Development, Counts Media, New York
BIO
  • 1979 Born in Denver
  • 2017 Lives and works in Providence