MAY 8-9, 2014
MAY 8-9, 2014


Casey Reas

Professor @ UCLA's Department of Design Media Arts

Casey lives and works in Los Angeles where he is a Professor at UCLA's Department of Design Media Arts. His software, prints, and installations have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Casey co-founded Processing with Ben Fry in 2001 while studying at MIT's Media Lab.

Ge Wang

Assistant Professor @ Stanford University, CCRMA

Ge Wang is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and researches programming languages and interactive software systems for computer music, mobile and social music, laptop orchestras, and education at the intersection of computer science and music. Ge is the author of the ChucK audio programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO). Ge is also the Co-founder of Smule (reaching over 100 million users), and the designer of the iPhone's Ocarina and Magic Piano.

Perry Cook

Emeritus Professor @ Princeton

Perry R. Cook is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science (also Music) at Princeton University, a founding advisor/consultant to iPhone/iPad Music App company SMule, the founder/director of Humbug Sonic Arts, and a consulting/advising professor at Stanford CCRMA, the University of Arizona, and the California Institute for the Arts. With Dan Trueman, he co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, which received a MacArthur Digital Learning Initiative Grant in 2005. With Ge Wang, Cook is co-author of the ChucK Programming Language. His newest book is “Programming for Digital Musicians and Artists: An Introduction to ChucK,” with Ajay Kapur, Spencer Salazar, and Ge Wang. The recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship, Cook is (still) working on a new book, “La Bella Voce e La Macchina (the Beautiful Voice and the Machine), A History of Technology and the Expressive Voice.”

Spencer Salazar

Doctoral Student @ Stanford CCRMA

Spencer Salazar is a doctoral student at Stanford CCRMA, researching computer-based forms of music performance and experience. In his past he has created new software and hardware interfaces for the ChucK audio programming language, developed prototype consumer electronics for top technology companies, architected large-scale social music interactions for Smule, an iPhone application developer, and composed for laptop and mobile phone ensembles.

Tae Hong Park

Associate Professor of Music Technology and Composition @ NYU

Tae Hong Park is a composer, music technologist, and bassist. His work focuses on composition of electro-acoustic and acoustic music, machine learning and computer-aided music analysis, research in multi-dimensional aspects of timbre, and audio digital signal processing. Dr. Park has presented his music at national and international conferences and festivals including Bourges, ICMC, MATA, SCIMF, and SEAMUS. Among the ensembles and performers that have played his work are the Brentano String Quartet, California E.A.R. Unit, Edward Carroll, Ensemble Surplus, Zoe Martlew, Nash Ensemble of London, and the Tarab Cello Ensemble. Professor Park is author of Introduction to Digital Signal Processing: Computer Musically Speaking (World Scientific, 2010). He is the Chief Editor of Journal SEAMUS, serves as Editiorial Consultant for Computer Music Journal, and is President of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA). He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Curtis Bahn

Associate Professor, Music Composition/Interactive Performance @ RPI

Curtis Bahn is an improvising composer involved in relationships of body, gesture, technology and sound. He holds a PhD in music composition from Princeton University, and studies Hindustani classical music as a formal disciple of acclaimed sitarist, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan. He has taught at Columbia University, Brown, NYU, Princeton and CUNY. His music has been presented internationally at venues including Lincoln Center, Sadler's Wells - London, Palais Garnier Paris, Grand Theatre de la Ville Luxembourg, as well as numerous festivals, small clubs and academic conferences. He has worked with the Trisha Brown and Merce Cunningham Dance Companies. Curtis recently was named the Ralph Samuelson fellow through the Asian Cultural Council, receiving a grant to study and collaborate with artists in India. Curtis is Assoc. Prof. and Graduate Program Director for the Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York.

Lauren McCarthy

Artist, Designer & Programmer @ RISD + NYU

Lauren McCarthy is an artist and programmer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is adjunct faculty at NYU ITP and RISD, and recently a resident at Eyebeam. She is currently working on the creation of p5.js, a JS library for creating graphic and interactive experiences, based on the core principles of Processing. Lauren has worked on installations for the London Eye, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, IBM, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello. Her work explores the structures and systems of social interactions, identity, and self-representation, and the potential for technology to mediate, manipulate, and evolve these interactions. It has been shown in a variety of contexts, including the Conflux Festival, SIGGRAPH, LACMA, the Japan Media Arts Festival, the Share Festival, the File Festival, Eyebeam, the WIRED Store, and probably to you without your knowing it at some point while interacting with her.