Interview with Joanie Lemercier – ANTIVJ

Lara Sedbon conducts an email interview with Joanie Lemercier of ANTIVJ for the LISA blog. LS: Let’s start with a few questions about process.  How much code do you incorporate into your work? JL: Actually we use more and more code / custom software in the production of our work. […]

An interview with Takeshi Ishiguro

We invited artist and designer Takeshi Ishiguro to present at a LISA salon but he was unable to travel here from Japan that month, so he kindly answered our questions via email instead. Were you interested in art or engineering as a child? I know many children dream of inventing […]

At ISSUE last night

Dafna Naphtali opened the show by sending clicks around ISSUE‘s in-house installation of  15 speakers installed by Stephan Moore.  She used a wii-mote, pointing at her laptop screen and clicking, and the sounds swirled around our heads, sometimes faster, sometimes slower.  It was a good introduction to what came next, […]

Concerts I'm sorry I missed

I was paging through the Times this morning (we’re getting it on paper for a few weeks while I’m on maternity leave) and a picture of Miranda Cuckson jumped out at me.  She’s the violinist from the Argento Chamber Ensemble that I first heard a few months ago. The performance, […]

Featured Presenter: Categuru

So my buddies Carl Michael Carlson and Larry B. Finer have created a spanking cool word game for the iPhone called Categuru, and they demoed it right at launch, just in time for our December 8th salon.  The way it works is the screen, which looks like an antique wooden […]

Featured presenter: Nina Paley

Nina spoke to us in December on her views on copyright and distribution.  I think she wrote this post after our event, spurred on by a question someone asked at the salon, which she undoubtedly gets all the time: What’s Stopping You? Nina’s perspective on freeing up her copyright by […]

Tim Burton at the MoMA

Last week I went to the Tim Burton exhibition at the MoMA. Held in a surprisingly small space, the exhibition displays 800+ images…

Synaptic Stimuli

Thanks to Spot for the pointer to Michael Chichi’s interesting blog, Synaptic Stimuli.  Lots of pics, not much text (thankfully).  I especially like the cool Hussein Chalayan LED and laser dresses pictured in the fashion category.

Good music at Weill Hall

Last Tuesday 11/24 I went with a friend to Weill Hall to see the annual Classical Recording Foundation awards ceremony.  The CRF was founded to stimulate classical music recording by funding recoding projects by labels and artists. “Unlike major labels, which are profit driven and therefore can commit only to […]

Kandinsky and his groups

Went last Saturday to see the Kandinsky exhibit at the Guggenheim (reviewed here in the NY Times), there through 1/13/2010.  Kandinsky is one of Scott Draves’ favorite artists and influences.  The large pieces really looked terrific in the Spiral setting of the Guggenheim, where you could see them en masse […]