Participants

Ivan Argote
Ivan Argote often creates interventions and performances in the public space creating video pieces that explore the city as a space of political and relational conflict. Ivan Argote was born in 1983 in Bogotá, and lives in Paris. He has an MFA in Graphic Design by the National University of Colombia and an MFA in the Ecole Supériore des Beaux-Arts, Paris. His works is currently shown at the Sao Paulo Bienal (2012), Mube (Sao Paulo), Museo Carrillo Gil (Mexico). He has recently had solo shows at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris), DT Project (Brussels) and he’s preparing a show at Palais de Tokyo (Paris). He participated in Vista at Socrates Sculpture Park (New York), Tiere in der Kunst atGalerie im Traklhaus (Salzburg), at the International Festival of Arts in Beijing, the Madrid Abierto Biennale, Danse Élargie at Theater of the City in Paris, among others.
Art404
Art404 is an art collective comprised of Manuel Palou & Moises Sanabria. Their artwork haven been described as “post-trolling”, the duo is known for work that is often questionably real, ethical or legal. Art404 publishes most of their work through their exhibition space, Low Budget Gallery, a pop up gallery for globally accessible experimental art projects.  – www.art404.com @artnotfound
Man Bartlett
Man Bartlett is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His practice includes online performance, drawing, and collage. His work has been exhibited or performed in a variety of international venues including museums, bedrooms, galleries and public spaces.
Daniel Bejar
Daniel Bejar is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Bejar is currently an 2011-2012 Artist-in-Residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program, and in 2011 Bejar was selected to Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY Hot Picks program, and recently completed a residencies at SOMA, Mexico City, Vermont Studio Center, LMCC’s Swing Space Program, and the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum of Art. Bejar’s work has been exhibited internationally,  including El Museo Del Barrio, NY sixth Bienal The (S) Files Bienal 2011, University of New Haven, CT; Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany; and Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY. Bejar is a 2007 MFA sculpture recipient from the State University of New York, New Paltz, and received his BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL.
Anders Bojen and Kristoffer Orum
Kristoffer Ørum and Anders Bojen have worked collaboratively since 2001 on a variety of projects ranging from internet projects to outdoor video, sculpture and performance projects. The diversity of Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum’s work springs from their fascination with the way in which media seem to penetrate everyday life. Anders and Kristoffer collect material from both the immediacy of the everyday and the unreality of the media and process them into projects of their own. The associative nature of these projects is meant to prompt the spectator to think about his or her own relationship to the myths of today’s media-saturated reality and facilitate a possible rethinking of these. www.anders-kristoffer.dk

Yoni Brook
Yoni Brook is a director and cinematographer. Last year he shot the feature film “Valley of Saints” under military curfew in Kashmir. The film won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. As a director, he has directed three documentary films for national primetime broadcast on PBS. BRONX PRINCESS, about a teenage African princess. THE CALLING, a four hour series following a year in the life of young religious leaders, and A SON’S SACRIFICE, about a family slaughterhouse in Queens, which won Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival. Prior to making films, Brook worked as a photojournalist at The New York Times and Washington Post. Brook is an alumnus of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Emily Bunker
Emily is currently living in upstate, New York–repairing and maintaining her late grandfather’s farmhouse and the surrounding forests.  She has been an artist-in-residence at the Contemporary Artists Center in Troy, New York; Art Farm, Nebraska; and most recently, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. Presently, she’s working on a project to be included in SP Weather Station’s 2013 portfolio.

Jason Eppink
Jason Eppink engages in public space magic, open source scheming, moving image mischief, photon reappropriation, and linguistic subterfuge. His doings have been seen worldwide because they’re all on the internet. Also they’ve been seen worldwide in galleries, but no one really goes to those. http://www.good.is/post/the-good-100-jason-eppink/When he’s not doing that, Eppink creates interactive experiences, curates events and exhibitions, and throws raging art parties as the Assistant Curator of Digital Media at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. http://jasoneppink.com
Mary Flanagan
Mary Flanagan is an artist focused on how people create and use technology. Her collection of over 20 major works range from game-inspired systems to computer viruses, embodied interfaces to interactive texts; these works are exhibited internationally at venues including the Laboral Art Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, SIGGRAPH, Beall Center, The Banff Centre, The Moving Image Center, Steirischer Herbst, Ars Electronica, Artist’s Space, The Guggenheim Museum New York, Incheon Digital Arts Festival South Korea, Writing Machine Collective Hong Kong, Maryland Institute College of Art, and venues in Brazil, France, UK, Canada, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia. Her three books in English include Critical Play (2009) with MIT Press. Flanagan founded the Tiltfactor game research laboratory in 2003, where researchers create game interventions for social change. She is also a distinguished professor at Dartmouth College.
Flux Factory
Flux Factory is a non-profit art organization that supports and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities. Flux Factory is guided by its passion to nurture the creative process, and knows that this process does not happen in a vacuum but rather through a network of peers and through resource-sharing. Flux Factory functions as an incubation and laboratory space for the creation of artworks that are in dialogue with the physical, social, and cultural spheres of New York City (though collaborations may start in New York and stretch far beyond). The central guiding concept of Flux Factory is that innovative new works are created out of a rigorous commitment to collaborative processes. It is thus a forum that encourages participants to work with new collaborators, with unfamiliar media, and within a stimulating and unique social environment.
Moses Gates
Moses Gates is an urban planner, licensed New York City tour guide, and visiting assistant professor of demographics at the Pratt Institute. He’s the author of the memoir  “Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World’s Great Metropolises,” available from Tarcher/Penguin March 21st.
 Chris Gethard
Chris Gethard is a comedian, author, and public access television show host. His book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do was published in January of 2011. A mainstay performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Gethard is an accomplished improvisor, stand up, and as an actor has been seen in a variety of television shows, commercials, and films. Simultaneous to his time paying his rent via these traditional avenues, Gethard has established a reputation for staging bizarre shows and events – he’s used Twitter to book Sean “Diddy” Combs to appear on a show with him, crowdsourced his own safety during a cross-country walk from California to the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, and staged events where unfunny comedians were mercilessly shot with paintballs live on stage. The Chris Gethard Show is a weekly public access television show that currently serves as the primary staging ground for his stranger ideas.
Matt Green
After leaving his job as a transportation engineer, Matt Green walked across the United States in 2010, from Rockaway Beach, New York to Rockaway Beach, Oregon, pushing a cart full of his stuff, camping out on people’s lawns, and being generally dependent on the hospitality of his fellow American strangers. On this past New Year’s Eve, he began the counterpoint to his cross-country journey: an 8,000-mile quest to walk every block of every street in all five boroughs of New York City. He should be done sometime in 2014.
Brian House
Brian House is a bricoleur whose work traverses alternative geographies, experimental music, and a critical data practice. By constructing embodied, participatory systems, he seeks to negotiate between algorithms and the serendipity of everyday life. His work has been shown by MoMA (NYC), MOCA (LA), LACE, Eyebeam, Rhizome, Conflux Festival, the Beall Center, and Stockholm’s Kulturhuset, among others, and has been featured in publications including WIRED, TIME, The New York Times, SPIN, Metropolis, and on Univision. He holds degrees in computer science from Columbia University, design from Chalmers University (Sweden), and is currently pursuing a PhD in computer music and multimedia at Brown University. His avant-punk band is called Multitudes. http://brianhouse.net
Nate Hill
Wikipedia bio here.

Institute for Applied Autonomy
The Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) was founded in 1998 as a technological research and development organization dedicated to the cause of individual and collective self-determination. Our mission is to study the forces and structures which affect self-determination and to provide technologies which extend the autonomy of human activists.
Steve Lambert
For me, art is a bridge that connects uncommon, idealistic, or even radical ideas with everyday life. I carefully craft various conditions where I can discuss these ideas with people and have a mutually meaningful exchange. Often this means working collaboratively with the audience, bringing them into the process or even having them physically complete the work. I want my art to be relevant to those outside the gallery – say, at the nearest bus stop – to reach them in ways that are engaging and fun. I intend what I do to be funny, but at the core of each piece there is also a solemn critique. It’s important to be able to laugh while actively questioning the various power structures at work in our daily lives. I have the unabashedly optimistic belief that art changes the way people look at the world. That belief fuels a pragmatic approach to bring about those changes. Steve’s projects and art works have won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, the Creative Work Fund, Adbusters Media Foundation, the California Arts Council, and others. Lambert has discussed his work live on NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and been reported on internationally in outlets including Associated Press, the New York Times, the Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The Believer, Good, Dwell, ARTnews, Punk Planet, and Newsweek.
LD Lawrence
LD Lawrence is interested in how possible meanings of a shape or symbol change when teamed with other shapes and set into shifting contexts. She spends her days scouting city streets for iron walls, doors, grates, and gates…all receptive magnetic surfaces. There’s a lot of iron in New York. She places magnetic shapes on iron surfaces to create public interactive street art. Unlike painted graffiti, her work is temporary, mobile and interactive. After arranging shapes on a ferrous surface, she document the work, then either removes the pieces making the work invisible, or leaves it in location while she becomes invisible and observes how the public reacts with the piece. Once people realize the pieces are movable the playful interaction begins. This current street series grew from a studio practice of adding powdered ferrous particles to paint applied to gallery walls creating a magnetically receptive surface for movable interactive murals. Extending the negative space of her compositions to include the weathered patina of city surfaces is a logical progression from her more controlled studio work. The movement into urban street art gives the work a social turn of expanded dimensions. Lawrence’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in New York and Internationally, most recently at Saemteo Gallery in Seoul, South Korea.
Robert Lawrence
To fathom a world where ‘friend’ is now a verb, Robert Lawrence deploys Internet elements simultaneously with physical actions in public space, offering renegotiations of assumed social contracts.  Through this hybrid practice he examines ways identity is continually reconstructed, through our often contradictory engagements with physical and virtual networks. Approaching electronic art as social sculpture, Lawrence works to reformulate still restrictive rolls of media producer and media consumer. Tango Panopticon 2.0 was the first world-wide art intervention to stream live video simultaneously from cell phones in 18 international cities. To offer this presentation/intervention format to anyone through a simple open source interface he develop Vupango, a free plugin for WordPress. The umbrella project for these actions, Tango Intervention has been produced in 42 international cities since 2007, including Berlin, Vienna, Krakow, Johannesburg, Miami, Beirut, and Phnom Penh. Upcoming project Horizon will feature streaming video from 40 live performances, each directly engaging the horizon line around the world.
Marie Lorenz
Based in Brooklyn, Marie Lorenz uses handmade boats as artworks; navigating throughout the city’s waterways. Her work includes video, sculpture, printmaking, and a photographic web journal that documents her exploration. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University. Lorenz has had solo exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, Artpace in Texas, Locust Projects in Miami; and internationally at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham England. Lorenz was a recipient of the 2008 Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for a residency at the American Academy in Rome and appointed assistant professor at the Yale School of Art in 2009.  Her ongoing performance, The Tide and the Current Taxi, which began in 2005, explores the waterways of New York City.

Mare Liberum
The Free Seas / Mare Liberum is a freeform publishing, boatbuilding and waterfront art collective, based in the Gowanus, Brooklyn. Finding its roots in centuries-old stories of urban water squatters and haphazard water craft builders, Mare Liberum is a collaborative exploration of what it takes to make viable aquatic craft as an alternative to life on land. The project draws from sources as diverse as ocean-crossing raft assemblages, improvised refugee boats built in Senegal and Cuba, and modern stitch-and-ply construction methods which make complex, classic boat designs approachable by novice builders.
Jeff Maki
Jeff Maki is a technologist who works with urban systems. He is a Principal in the Transportation Group at OpenPlans, co-developing technology with the public and private sector. Jeff is interested in critical, inquiry-based practices, and frequently collaborates with designers and practitioners towards more situated, inclusive and sometimes speculative interventions. Prior to joining OpenPlans, Jeff was a Solutions Architect at Schematic, where he managed large-scale technology projects. He was a research fellow at The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, awarded a fellowship from the Banff New Media Institute, and was the co-founder of a design and technology startup. Jeff attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned a B.S. in Information Systems, with a minor in Art, and a Masters in Information Systems Management from the H.J. Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management.

Naomi Miller
Naomi Miller is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in photography whose abiding interest lies within her social interactions with her friends and family members. She believes these discussions, shared experiences and emotions, and inevitable conflicts measure her engagement with the world. Her recent projects formalize this interest by creating platforms that solicit a broader, public engagement: The Work Office (TWO), in collaboration with Katarina Jerinic, is a WPA-inspired employment agency for artists, and Iron Maiden Artists Tours is an experiential collaboration with other artists in which her 1978 Volvo station wagon is used to host events and discourse. She has been a resident at The MacDowell Colony and The Wassaic Project, a participant in LMCC’s Swing Space Program, a local inbound resident with apexart, and a recipient of a Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) grant. She has recently performed at Present Company and Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn NY, and the 2012 chashama Gala.
Parfyme
Parfyme (pronounced “perfume”) is a four person collective. We are spread across Copenhagen, Bergen and New York. We have developed and carried out many ambitious projects in the public space in the last decade. We focus our interest on both practical research and immediate actions, without too much planning (well, compared to how architects, politicians, and city planners work!).We see art as a tool that can be used for many things: as a catalyst for personal contributions and ameliorations on our surroundings, a way to explore serious issues, and of course, the simple fun of doing good deeds!
Rob Ray
Rob Ray makes site-specific electronic installations, psycho-geographic games and experimental sounds and videos.Rob also collaborates with Jason Soliday and Jon Satrom as a member of the Chicago-based circuit-bent multimedia noise trio I Love Presets and is the visual arts editor for the online journal Drunken Boat. From 1999 to 2008, Rob was founder and head curator of the DEADTECH electronic arts center in Chicago, IL, USA.
Christopher Robbins
Christopher Robbins works on the uneasy cusp of public art and community action, creating sculptural interventions in the daily lives of strangers. He uses heavy material demands and a carefully twisted work-process to craft awkwardly intimate social collaborations.He built his own hut out of mud and sticks and lived in it while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa, spoke at a United Nations conference about his cross-cultural digital arts and education work in the South Pacific, and has lived and worked in London, Tokyo, West Africa, the Fiji Islands, and former Yugoslavia. He has exhibited at the New Museum Festival of Ideas, Trade School at the Whitney Museum,the National Museum of Wales, PERFORMA 07, Nikolaj Kunsthallen/ Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, and been awarded residencies/ fellowships from Skowhegan, MacDowell Colony, Haystack, Penland, and Anderson Ranch, among others.

Tod Seelie
Tod Seelie has photographed in over two dozen countries on five different continents. Originally from Cleveland, he relocated to Brooklyn in 1997. Tod was a founding member of The Miss Rockaway Armada, and continued on to travel with both manifestations of the Swimming Cities. He is also a regular featured contributor to the arts and culture website Fecal Face, and was recently profiled by the New York Times.”His images at times elevate mere weirdness to a more striking realm of visual intrigue. Strange, vivid, baffling and relentlessly unexplained, they leave their viewers transfixed…” –The New York Times
Mark Shepard
Mark Shepard is an artist, architect and researcher whose post-disciplinary practice addresses new social spaces and signifying structures of contemporary network cultures. His current research investigates the implications of mobile and pervasive media, communication and information technologies for architecture and urbanism. Mark received an MS in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University; an MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, City University of New York; and a BArch from Cornell University. He is an Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and coordinates the media | architecture | computing MArch+MFA dual degree program. He was recently a visiting researcher with the Netlab at Studio-X, a studio for experimental design and research run by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University. He was recently a fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York.
Jeff Stark
Jeff Stark is the editor of Nonsense NYC, a weekly email list and discriminating resource for independent art and senseless culture in New York City. He has created on interactive sculptures and developed performances for the Urban Festival in Zagreb, the Robodock festival in the Netherlands, Zero1 in San Jose, California, and Abandon Normal Devices in Manchester, England. His events have been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, and National Public Radio, as well as by international media organizations like ARD Germany and Nikkan Gendai in Japan.
Nathaniel Sullivan
Nathaniel Sullivan occupies the unsteady territory between truth and fiction, myth and history. In art works ranging from performance, video, books and walking tours, he builds narratives that weave a patchwork of historical fact, rumor and personal subjectivity that in the end, build an imagined history. His personas – at once impassioned and ironic – combine professorial sensibilities with maniacal fantasies. Nathaniel Sullivan was a recipient of the special mention prize at the Montreal Film Festival in 2006, a festival prize at the FilmWinter in Stuttgart, Germany and an audience award at The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been an artist in residence at Contemporary Arts Center in Troy, New York, at I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut and the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, he received a BFA from Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Transmedia at Syracuse University.
The World of Warcraft Psychogeographical Association
Angela Washko founded The World of Warcraft Psychogeographical Association to provide audiences that do not have access to the broad array of transportation methods inside WoW (or that have likely never played the game at all) with access to the incredibly vast, detailed, beautiful and densely populated world inside the game and also to invite herself and other players inside the game to look at it in a new way. As The WoW PA, Angela spends significant lengths of time drifting through World of Warcraft and responding to its community of players accessing it remotely throughout the U.S. and abroad, its vast landscape, and the elements of chance that also exist in this massive virtual space.  Though virtual – this space is a real world – it has communities that develop it, landscapes to explore, people to communicate with, characters with physical limitations, and unexpected elements to respond to.
Caroline Woolard
Caroline Woolard is a Brooklyn based, post-media artist exploring civic engagement and communitarianism. Her work is collaborative and often takes the form of sculptures, websites, and workshops. Woolard is a co-founder of OurGoods.org and Trade School, two barter economies for cultural producers, and a coordinating member of SolidarityNYC, an organization that promotes grassroots economic justice.
Alex Young
Alex Young is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and curator whose research based practice employs critical and experimental historiography in exploring the motivating factors and end results—and the subsequent potential for disconnection between the two—in the construction of the built environment.