Founder and Director, Boston Cyberarts, Inc. Boston, MA and the Boston Cyberarts Festival
2011 Boston Cyberarts Festival included 37 organizations and 56 events. The Festival’s CyberartsCentral kicked off a year long arts programming project at Atlantic Wharf. Events included exhibitions, dance, music screenings and public art. Highlights included augmented reality art with Manifest.AR at the ICA by the Manifest.AR collective and Occupation Forces, on the Greenway Conservancy, CyberartsCentral and the Children’s Museum by Mark Skwarek. The 2011 IBM Innovation Awards for artistic creation in art and technology was changed into two awards, the exhibitions award, given to Jim Campbell: Recent Works at Howard Yezerski Gallery and the performance award went to Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio (BEAMS) Music Marathon. Over 22,000 people attended the various events.
2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival, (10th anniversary) included 50 organizations, producing over 80 events including exhibitions, symposiums, public projections, dance performances, web art, workshops and screenings, including exhibitions in Second Life and performances via Twitter. The 2009 IBM Innovation Awards for artistic creation in art and technology Grand Award went to Virtuelle Mauer / ReConstructing the Wall, by the Berlin-based artist team T + T (Tamiko Thiel + Teresa Reuter), at the Goethe-Institut Boston. Two Merit Awards were presented to Daniel Phillips, for his work Inherent Tendencies Toward Disorganization, at the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, and to Mark Skwarek, Joseph Hocking, Arthur Peters, and Damon Baker for Children of Arcadia at the Cambridge Arts Council Gallery. April 24-May 10, 2009
2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival included 60 arts and educational organizations and 81 events. Boston Cyberarts organized Ideas In Motion, a conference and performances of Dance and technology, Powering Up, a conference on the Massachusetts Game development industry with Create Boston and Northeastern University, three weekends of youth activities at Cloud Place in Boston. This was the first year the IBM Innovation award was given in recognition of the outstanding exhibitions and events featured in the 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival. The grand award went to Moonwalk by Clea T. Waite, seen at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Two Merit Awards went to Aging by Brian Knep, seen at the Judi Rotenberg Gallery and Animated Gestures by Camille Utterback seen at Art Interactive. April 20 – May 6, 2007
2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival included 60 arts and educational organizations and 110 events. Boston Cyberarts organized events included four exhibitions at Boston Cyberarts at Kendall Square and Ideas In Motion, a conference and performances of Dance and technology. April 22 – May 8, 2005
Artists In Residencies in Technology Companies of Massachusetts (ARTCOM) program for Boston Cyberarts with a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Summer 2004.
2003 Boston Cyberats Festival included over 75 organizations and 100 programs with over 350 artists, April 26 – May 11 2003. Boston Cyberarts organized events included the Toy Symphony produced with the Media Lab, MIT and Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the Digital Art and Public Space Conference, organized with Urban Arts. It drew 21,000 people.
2001 Boston Cyberarts Festival included seventy-five arts and educational organizations offering more than one hundred events in all media, April 21 – May 6, 2001
1999 Boston Cyberarts Festival was one of the largest collaborative events in the history of the arts in Massachusetts, involving over 100 events organized by 60 cultural and education institutions, May 1-15, 1999