NYU Shanghai Residency and Lectures

I’ll be heading over to Shanghai next week to begin a short production residency at NYU Shanghai’s PCI (Program for Creativity and Innovation).

They’ve created me a microsite for my residency.

I’ll be giving 2 talks:

  1. Coral Empathy Device, bringing citizen science to embodied experience at Green Shanghai on the 16th April 2016
  2. In Search of Knowing: Exploring Knowledge Hierarchies and the Search for Truth, an NYU Shanghai Event on 18th April 2016

While in residence at PCI, I will be creating two pieces:

  1. The Coral Empathy DeviceCoralEmpathy_sketch

The Coral Empathy Device obliterates the visual, employing sound, pressure, texture and smell to translate messages of anthropogenic marine intervention between the experience of coral in the marine environment and the experience of humans on terra. Liquid to air, coral to human, the Coral Empathy Device prototype is an experiment in interspecies empathy.

I created the prototype Coral Empathy Device as part of the Pikslo_Deep Dive workshop at Piksel Festivel 2015. I’ve been working on aspects of the second prototype with the awesome Kasia Juska at Mono Shop, Berlin.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/146943535″>Coral Empathy Device Prototype</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user27256240″>Kat Austen</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

2. Crop Yield

The second piece in the Width of Air series, Crop Yield is a production in collaboration with Tom O’Dea as part of our collective, Stereotropic Anecdota.

The Width of Air series creates site specific dislocations in measurement of indicators of environmental damage. The first instance was Snow Globe was in Carter Road Promenade, Mumbai India.


Updated: Added PCI residency microsite.


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