Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Ph.D.

Interaction Designer, Artist, Writer, Professor


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PROFILE

Jonah Brucker-Cohen is an award winning artist and researcher who's work and thesis focuses on the theme of “Deconstructing Networks” which includes over 80 projects that critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience.

SKILLS

Interaction Design & Interface Design

Creatively diagnose and implement novel forms of interaction design and experience.

Teaching

Has taught interaction design and creative practice since 2003 through critique and hands-on learning experiences.

Writer

His writing has been published widely in academic conferences, journals, books, blogs, newspapers, magazines, media outlets, and more since 1995.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG)

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

2010

Masters of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Interactive Telecommunications Program

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, NY, NY, USA

1999

Bachelor of Arts

Major, English / Cultural Studies

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1997

TEACHING

Visit my Teaching Portal for details on all of the classes I teach

Department of Journalism, Communications, Theater

Lehman College/ CUNY, Bronx, NY.

Director of Digital Humanities MA Program

Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Network Culture

2014 - Present

Digital Day Camp

Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, NYC, NY.

Instructor for Scrapyard Challenge Summer Program

Hacking Electronic Objects Into New Interfaces

2013

MFA Design & Technology

Parsons, The New School of Design, NYC, NY.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications

Instructor for Core Courses: Major Studio 1 & 2

Scrapyard Challenge Collaboration Studio, Recitation Section (2011)

2010 - 2014

Art, Design, History, Theory

Parsons, The New School For Design, NYC, NY.

Undergrad Senior Seminar Instructor for “Critical Networks” class

2010 - 2014

Media, Culture, Communication

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

New York University, NYC, NY.

New Media Research Studio – Undergrad (Fall / Spring 2009-2010)

Topics in Digital Media - Graduate Fall 2010

New Media Research Studio – Graduate Spring 2011

2009 - 2011

Interactive Telecommunications Program

New York University, NY, NYC, NY.

Thesis Seminar Instructor

2007 - 2008

MSc. Interactive Digital Media

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Lecturer

Electronics and Networks (Spring 2003)

Electronics Playground, (Spring 2004)

2003 - 2004

Scrapyard Challenge Workshops

International Locations

Workshop Co-Leader & Organizer with Katherine Moriwaki

2003 - Present

Electronics for Artists Workshop

Dublin, Ireland

Sponsored by Media Lab Europe, and D.A.T.A.

Workshop Co-Leader

2-Day workshop with sensors, basic electronic circuits, and PIC microcontroller programming for interactive installations. 

2003

WORK EXPERIENCE (Selected)

Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research

Faculty Co-Leader

2017 - 2019

(funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) CUNY - Center for the Humanities
project lead in developing public programs throughout NYC

Lively Event, Inc

Executive Vice President

2016

Managing and Creative Lead on Public Engagement Products

Wildlife Conservation Society & Eyebeam, NYC, NY

Creative Technologist

2014

Co-Led 5 month long workshop with Bronx teens about climate change, hacking electronics, and urban wildlife conservation @ Central Park Zoo.

Edesign Labs, New Visions For Public Schools, NYC, NY

Creative Technologist

2012 - 2013

Working on innovative learning technology frameworks for education curriculums.

Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, NYC, NY

R & D Open Lab Fellow

2006-2007

Created several open source projects that challenged networked relationships in public and online spaces including the "Wifi-Liberator", "Mr. T1", "Please Spam Us", and more.

Media Lab Europe, Dublin, Ireland

Research Fellow: Human Connectedness Group

2001-2004

Worked in a research group focused on "the future of human relationships as mediated by technology." Created 25 original projects that critically examined and subverted networks and networking technologies including "PoliceState", "Alerting Infrastructure!","Wifi-Hog", "BumpList", "SimpleTEXT", and more.

Interval Research, NY, NY

Research Fellow

1999-2001

Created projects that challenged our relationship to online interaction and experience including "Crank The Web", "Live window", "IPO Madness", "Site-Traffic.net", and more.

Dublin Art and Technology Association, Dublin, Ireland

Co-Founder

2002-Present

Organized and founded this organization based in Dublin, Ireland that is currently operating in its 10th year and has held over 50 events, 15 workshops, and 1 conference with international artists from around the world. Supported by the Irish Arts Council and the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.

EXHIBITIONS (selected, full list here)

Alerting Infrastructure!

Invisible Threads

NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2016

Alerting Infrastructure!

Gamerz Festival

Aix En Provence, France

2015

America's Got No Talent

Commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art for it's Artport Website

New York, NY

2012

Crank The Web

MAKE:CRAFT, October 2, 2010, December 4, 2010

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.

2010

BumpList

“The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now”

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.

2008-2009

Alerting Infrastructure!

Techformance Pavillion

ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

2009

Wifi-Hog

Design and the Elastic Mind”

Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY

2008

Solo Exhibition featuring 10 Works

OBORO

Montreal, Quebec, CA

2006

BumpList

Honorary Mention, Ars Electronica

Linz, Austria

2004

Desktop Subversibles

Solo Exhibition

Institute of Contemporary Art, London, U.K.

2004

BumpList

Commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art for it's Artport Website

New York, NY

2003

SimpleTEXT

Commissioned by LoFi

London, UK

2003

PoliceState

Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF03)

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2003

Crank The Web

Transmediale

Berlin, Germany

2002

Crank The Web

1st Prize, International Browserday

The Great Hall, Cooper Union, NYC, NY

2002

AWARDS / COMMISSIONS (Selected)

"Healing Destinations"

Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York

2016

Commissioned Digital Artwork

"StockBank" -The Networked Stock Market Piggy Bank

FutureAdvisor

2013

2nd Place Prize Winner in the Build a Better Piggy Bank Contest with Justin Blinder

"America's Got No Talent" - Web Data Visualization

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY

2012

Co-Commission with Katherine Moriwaki

Scrapyard Challenge Workshops

2010 Revolution: Technology as Change
Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology Connecticutt College.

March 4-6, 2010.

Commissioned artwork with Katherine Moriwaki

Rockefeller New Media Award Nomination

With Katherine Moriwaki (2006) and Solo (2008)

2006 & 2008

NYC, NY, USA.

BumpList

Honorable Mention - Net Vision Category Ars Electronica 2004.

9/2-7/04

Linz, Austria

BumpList

Comissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art

2003

NYC, NY, USA.

Crank The Web

1st Prize Winner - International Browser Day

2001

Cooper Union Great Hall, NYC, NY, USA.

BOARDS / JURYS

Creativity and Cognition

National Gallery of Singapore

Poster Committee Member

2017

ISEA 2016

Manizales, Columbia

Review Committee Member

2017

ISEA 2016

Hong Kong, China

Review Committee Member

2016

Siggraph 2016

Art Gallery Chair

2016

ISEA 2015

Program Committee Member

2015

Tangible Embedded Interaction Conference

Arts Track Jury Member

2015

Siggraph Art Papers 2014

Jury Member

2014

Siggraph Art Papers 2013

Jury Member

2013

Alt.Chi

Jury Member

2012

Washington Project for the Arts

Co-Curator of Experimental Media 2012 Exhibition

April 12 – May 20, 2012

D.O.L.L.: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQ

2012

Eyebeam Art and Technology Center

R & D Open Lab Fellows Jury Member

2012

ISEA 2012, International Jury Member

2012

Land Art Generator Initiative, Pittsburgh, PA, International Juror

2010

National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia,International

Juror / Reviewer / CreativeIT Grant Cycle

2010

ISEA 2010, Dortmund, Germany 2010 International Juror / Reviewer

2010

CONFLUX Festival, New York, Festival Curator

2008

ISEA 2008, Singapore, International Juror / Reviewer

2008

International Computer Music Conference

(ICMC), Copenhagen, Denmark, Paper Reviewer

2007

New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)

New York City, NY, USA 2007 Papers/Posters Committee

2007

VIDA 9.0 - Art and Artificial Life

Madrid, Spain, International Jury Member

2006

New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Ircam, Paris, France

Paper Reviewer

2006

ISEA 2006, San Jose, CA

Interactive City Jury Member

2006

3rd International Conference on Entertainment Computing, Eindhoven

The Netherlands, 9/2004 Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) member

2004

FutureSonic / FutureEverything

Manchester, UK 4/2004-present Advisory Board Member

2004 - Present

WRITING

The Creators Project

Freelance Writer

2012

Art Asia Pacific Magazine

Freelance Writer

2009

Neural

Freelance Writer

2008

MAKE Magazine Blog

Freelance Writer

9/2007 – 2/2/2009

WIRED Magazine

Freelance Writer

2001-2003

Gizmodo

Freelance Writer

2005 - 2007

Rhizome.org

Freelance writer / Regional Editor: Dublin, Ireland

2002 - Present

I.D. Magazine New York, NY

Freelance reviewer

Web, Games, and CD-ROM reviewer

1997 - 2000

Timeout NYC

Freelance writer

2001

Edesign Magazine

Freelance writer

2001 - 2002

Print Magazine

Freelance feature writer

Web / digital media design reviewer.

2000 - 2002

Magnet Magazine

Columnist / Reviewer

1997 - 2004

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