Renowned media artist lectures Feb. 8 on campus

Brian House’s “Conversnitch,” a lightbulb that live-tweets overheard conversations.

Media artist Brian House, who teaches in the Digital + Media program at the Rhode Island School of Design, lectures 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University.

Sponsored by the YSU Department of Art Visiting Lecture Series, the lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.

House previously he was a member of the New York Times Research and Development Lab, where his work was recognized in TIME magazine’s "50 Best Inventions of 2011" issue. He has also led technology at the award-winning design studio, Local Projects, developed courses at Parsons' Design & Technology program and at Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, and was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center.

Brian House

House’s work traverses alternative geographies, experimental music, and a critical data practice. He is interested in the contingent qualities of information and how we experience time in network culture.

His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the world, including MoMA (New York), MOCA (Los Angeles), Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Rhizome at the New Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, the Beall Center, and Stockholm's Kulturhuset. His work also has been featured in festivals such as the Ars Electronica, ISEA, NIME, 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.

House has degrees in computer science from Columbia University and 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.