Fuller Labs, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Plastic, LED’s, speakers, Casio pocket TV’s, DVD players, CCTV

In April, 2012, I was Public Artist in Residence at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, working with Professor Joshua Rosenstock and his students to create a temporary (2012-2014) installation for the Fuller Laboratory on WPI Campus.

WPI’s Artist in Residency was created by Professor Joshua Rosenstock

in 2011 in response to President Dennis Berkey’s call for innovative proposals supporting the arts on campus. The goals of the program are to enliven WPI’s public spaces, provide opportunities for WPI students and faculty to interface with renowned artists, and to foster dialogue among the diverse members of the WPI community about the relationship between science, technology, and the arts.

I met with Josh and his students throughout the spring via Skype. I asked the students to create videos in response to the question, “what do machines think about?”  and to prep hundreds of 5mm LED’s to be incorporated into the network.

Working late into the night on ladders together, we installed “Memoryspace,” a sprawling video, CCTV, plastic and LED network, across the stairwell bays of Fuller labs.