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LIVE CODING A STORM

Partnering up with new-media artist Lee Tusman, we've worked on a series of performances that use live coding with custom software and weather data.

We began our experimentation during a one-week intensive residency in January 2018 at the Universal Research Group in Los Angeles, exploring the silence of Puerto Rico's weather-observing infrastructure after the landfall of Hurricane Maria. It culminated in our first performance at The Basic Premise in Ojai, CA.

Our second performance was at the Ace Hotel New York, organized by Ben Sisto. We used data from a weather station I had recently installed on the Ace Hotel rooftop as part of Weather for the People, including video footage compiled from the station (a longer version of the Ace Hotel performance can be seen here).

For our third performance, we were invited to closing night of the Imagine Science Film Festival where we debuted Future Storm. The premise of the performance was to journey into our turbulent past and far into a simulated future where formidable storms ravage the Earth. It marked the introduction of MaxMSP into our workflow (which was a big effort!).