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Tactical Metrics Update . . .

May 24th, 2010 by sonaar | No Comments

Tactical Metrics Update . . .

With Water Canary in full swing, there’s been not nearly enough time to get tacticalmetrics.net off the ground.  So for now, please be content to watch my thesis presentation here. Exciting stuff to follow as soon as I report to Browning and figure out how this exciting project is going to take shape.  Stay tuned […]


Read my article on chip music in planet magazine

March 16th, 2010 by sonaar | No Comments

Read my article on chip music in planet magazine

We’ve hit the boss level. Hally’s jumping around the stage like a hopped up game-show host, spitting out robotic vocals into a microphone. On the screen behind him, CHiKA’s visuals are spinning and pulsing a ride through letters spelling out his name. He’s wearing mirrored sunglasses and a red leather jacket, and his hair slicked […]


chunichuri.com

December 12th, 2009 by sonaar | No Comments

chunichuri.com

my sister is having a trunk show for an amazing line of indian apparel/accessories this sunday, check it out: www.chunichuri.com


Site Specific: Bars and Lights in Dialogue

October 13th, 2009 by sonaar | No Comments

Site Specific: Bars and Lights in Dialogue

After chatting with Chei-Wei yesterday about how we might make the color kinetics lights and the projectors play off of each other, we got more fascinated by the possibility of a 1:1 interaction between those two elements, rather than with the observer. Where we all lose interest in 1:1 interactions that immediately reveal their programming, […]


Site Specific: Proposal to Augment “Lobby For the Time Being”

October 13th, 2009 by sonaar | No Comments

Site Specific: Proposal to Augment “Lobby For the Time Being”

Perhaps an interactive supplement to using the projectors for lighting. Lobby: 1553, from M.L. laubia, lobia “covered walk in a monastery,” from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. louba “hall, roof;” see lodge (n.)). Meaning “large entrance hall in a public building” is from 1640. Political sense of “those who seek to influence legislation” is attested […]


Site Specific: Spiral Jetty

October 13th, 2009 by sonaar | No Comments

Site Specific: Spiral Jetty

3 Questions What was Smithson’s audience? It’s fairly clear historically, geologically and geographically why he was interested in the Great Salt Lake, but it’s unclear to what degree he intended for his work to engage those who live in the area. On one level the work accelerates/intervenes in a natural process that a human being […]


Site Specific: The Songlines/We Have Never Been Modern

October 13th, 2009 by sonaar | No Comments

Site Specific: The Songlines/We Have Never Been Modern

Questions: Latour sets up the dual task of modernity with several polarities (one side, domination, translation hybridization, mediation and proliferation are set against emancipation, purification, and separation) – identifying the crisis in the proliferation of monsters that fail to be acknowledged. Can we open up what he might be suggesting to counter this trend on […]


Site Specific: PLOT 09 – This World and Newer Ones

October 13th, 2009 by sonaar | No Comments

Site Specific: PLOT 09 – This World and Newer Ones

Three Questions . . . Although Anthony McCall’s installation was one of the most interesting and successful pieces on display, having seen his work at the Serpentine Gallery in 2008, I wasn’t convinced he’d truly explored the site of the church itself – could we dig a bit deeper to examine how, in relation to […]


Site Specific: Goffman’s Relations in Public

October 13th, 2009 by sonaar | No Comments

Site Specific: Goffman’s Relations in Public

Three questions . . . Goffman is quite useful in assessing the ways in which identity in public is a malleable phenomenon, as determined by the company one keeps as by the various “units” one encounters – in what ways might we extend his terminology beyond the interpersonal to establish the rules dictated by material […]


GreenFab in Huffington Post

July 10th, 2009 by sonaar | No Comments

GreenFab in Huffington Post

Just noticed that GreenFab, the after school program I worked for this past semester got written up in the Huffington Post. Great to see it getting press, take a look! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-gross/the-bronx-making-news-aga_b_213273.html