Eric is half of the dynamical musical duo gloobic and a frequent artistic collaborator with Jeff Lieberman. He has done sound design for radio and documentary film, and is a prolific musician. He has a compulsive dancing problem, as witnessed in elevators, bathrooms, his sleep, and the occasional music video, and wishes there were better places to go out dancing in Boston. Through his collaboration with choreographer Emily Beattie, he has become deeply interested in dance and human movement.
Sosolimited creates interactive installations, applications, and live performances. These projects incorporate elements of dynamic typography, video manipulation, computer vision, sensor technologies and sound design. Sosolimited performed ReConstitution, an award-winning live remix of the US Presidential Debates. Past clients include IBM, HBO, LG, Cirque du Soleil, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, L'Oreal, Honda, and the Nobel Peace Center. The studio has performed and exhibited artwork at Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Walker Art Center, Shanghai Biennial, ICA Boston, and the Cartier Foundation.
We rely on machines—digital, analog, and squishy human machines—to edit, deliver, and interpret streams of information for us every day. In this workshop, we will investigate and design means of disrupting the processes of human/machine information consumption.
Participants will choose from a prepared set of streaming transcripts—television shows, movies, and political speeches—and design a dynamic typographic visualization that deconstructs the text stream in real time. Each participant will choose an aspect of the transcript to explore and explode. We will use language processing libraries to search and parse the text, and develop web-based visualizations.
Sosolimited will talk about algorithmic web TV hacking, remixing the presidential debates live, and putting tweets on a ferris wheel.