This week’s podcast, the first of three from the Creators Series, is a conversation with Theodore Watson, an interactive artist and designer living in Amsterdam who empowers people to experience their surroundings in completely new ways – by creating such things as interactive sonic spaces (“Daisies” and “Vinyl Workout,” for instance), rope-controlled screen interfaces, and digital tools for graffiti writers to tag the facades of tall buildings. He has worked as an artist in residence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab and as a production fellow at Eyebeam. He also collaborated recently with director Michel Gondry on an interactive exhibition for Gondry’s latest film, The Science of Sleep, which appeared at Deitch Projects in New York, Colette in Paris, and C’M’C Costume National in Milan. Theo has exhibited his work in New York, Paris, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Milan, and Linz. He is currently collaborating with Zachary Lieberman on openFrameworks, an open source programming interface for writing creative code in C++. Theodore is also an adjunct member of the Graffiti Research Lab, with whom he has developed the Interactive Architecture, L.A.S.E.R. Tag, and KPN Façade projects. For more on Theo, visit www.muonics.net.
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