Brian House

Brian House is a media artist 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 rhythms of everyday life.

Currently, Brian teaches in the Digital + Media program at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Previously, he was a member of the New York Times Research and Development Lab, where his work was recognized by TIME in their "50 Best Inventions of 2011" issue. Brian has also led technology at the award-winning design studio Local Projects, developed courses at Parsons Design & Technology program and Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, and was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center.

Brian's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries including MoMA (NYC), MOCA (LA), Rhizome at the New Museum (2008 commission), Los Angeles County Exhibitions, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, the Beall Center, and Stockholm's Kulturhuset, festivals including Ars Electronica, ISEA, Conflux, and Megapolis, and venues such as Issue Project Room, Monkeytown, and the Stone. WIRED, TIME, The New York Times, SPIN, Metropolis, and Univision Sports have featured his work, as has Slashdot, Creative Applications, and Create Digital Music. He's presented at Dorkbot twice.

Brian holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University and one in art from Chalmers University in Göteborg, Sweden. He is currently a doctoral student at Brown University in the Music and the Modern Culture and Media departments and splits his time between Providence and New York. He comes from Denver.



Session: Quotidian Rhythms and Political Frictions

How can music visceralize data? What is the tempo of code? What physical performances haunt our encodings, and how do we both resist and depend on those atomic metronomes in the sky? Brian House will walk, bike, and browse his way through recent 'compositions' and encounter the implications of ambivalent technology along the way.