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In the midst of co-occurring political and climate crises, we are learning in community, building a world to hold our collective summer dreams ༄。° As the season changes, we offer five classes to question, explore, decode and transform the narratives that frame our idyllic summer for an expansive reimagining of linguistic instruction, photography, natural language processing, musical experience, games, and more!

Summer 2024 is organized by Neta Bomani Neta Bomani is a learner and educator who is interested in understanding the practice of reading and parsing information as a collaborative process between human and non-human computers. Neta’s work combines social practices, workshops, archives, oral histories, computation, printmaking, zines, and publishing, to create artifacts that engage abolitionist, black feminist, and do-it-yourself philosophies. Neta received a graduate degree in Interactive Telecommunications from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Neta has taught at the School for Poetic Computation, the New School, New York University, Princeton University, the University of Texas, and in the after school program at P.S. 15 Magnet School of the Arts in Brooklyn, NY. Neta has studied under American Artist, Fred Moten, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Mariame Kaba, Ruha Benjamin, Simone Browne, and many others who inform Neta’s work. Neta’s work has appeared at the Queens Museum, the Barnard Zine Library, The Kitchen, and the Met Library. Neta is one of seven co-directors at the School for Poetic Computation, and one of two co-directors at Sojourners for Justice Press, an imprint of Haymarket Books. Todd Anderson Todd Anderson is a digital poet, software artist and educator based in New York City. He has been making experimental software art for over 10 years including the live interactive poetry project Hotwriting, the Chrome Extension ARG 'An Experience', the performance-inside-the-browser extension HitchHiker, and multiple plays and performances with the multidisciplinary group H0t Club. He is perhaps best known as the host and curator of WordHack, the monthly language+technology talk series in NYC running every third Thursday since 2014. Celine Wong Katzman Celine Wong Katzman is Curator at Rhizome and serves as one of seven co-directors at the School for Poetic Computation. Previously she was a NYSCA Curatorial Fellow at the Queens Museum. Celine is committed to supporting creative practitioners experimenting with new media, particularly those who engage in a thoughtful and community-oriented approach. Her writing appears in publications such as The Nation, Art in America, Rhizome, as well as in the New Museum's exhibition catalog, The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics and Paper Monument's Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts. She holds a B.A. in Visual Art with honors from Brown University. and Tyler Yin Tyler Yin is an artist and technologist currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. His work layers themes of perception, obfuscation, and labor into various forms—including websites, zines, and interactive media. He is also a cofounder and organizer for Tiny Tech Zines, a QTPOC-led tech zine fair & collective centering the ways marginalized communities relate to technology. Tyler holds a BA in Design | Media Arts from UCLA, and has taught in the Parsons Design and Technology program at The New School. His work has appeared at the NY Art Book Fair, LA Art Book Fair, East Village Zine Fair, Brooklyn Art Book Fair, Moving Zine Fair, L.A. Zine Fest, and CultureHub NYC. . It includes classes with Ilona Brand Ilona is an artist, extrovert, teacher and technologist who sees their work as love notes to themself, the world, and others. They work across mediums using music, poetry, code, drawing, and their jewish practice as tools of expression both publicly and privately. These days they are particularly interested in trans narratives of liberation, judaism as a site of ritual, visibility on and offline, and how we present ourselves and our work to the world. Maryam Monalisa Gharavi Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist, poet, and cultural technologist whose work explores the limits of knowledge. She is the founder of Oil Research Group (ORG), a one-woman collective investigating oil, data, and extractive economies, awarded an Anonymous Was a Woman Environmental Art Grant by New York Foundation for the Arts in 2023. She completed a PhD at Harvard University; an MFA at Bard College; a postdoctoral Fulbright Fellowship; and has served as a visiting artist, guest studio critic, and professor at a dozen international institutions. Her books include The Distancing Effect; Alphabet of an Unknown City; Secret Catalan Poem; and two co-authored books, Dictionary of Night (with Mirene Arsanios) and Oil News 1989-2020 (with Sam Lavigne). Her book Bio is the first of its kind to be written on a social media platform while bypassing “big tech” data storage sites. She has served as artist-in-residence at nearly a dozen international institutions including Recess, Delfina Foundation, Industry Lab, and Sonic Acts. She is a prompt engineer in the field of generative artificial intelligence at an AI-first tech startup. She lives and works in New York City. Tommy Martinez Tommy Martinez is an artist and programmer working primarily through research, sound and code. He creates software and musical systems for the internet, embedded devices, and for live multichannel performance. Martinez has performed at MoMA PS1, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Fridman Gallery, and Pioneer Works. He has lectured on sound and electronic art at School for Poetic Computation, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and NYU. Adina Glickstein Adina Glickstein is a writer and editor interested in the social implications of emerging technology. Her work focuses on labor and language in view of new media. She has edited books and magazines for the international art press centered on subjects like Web3, AI, and digital intersubjectivity, and previously wrote a monthly column about "internet culture" for Spike Art Magazine. Yadira Sánchez Yadira is an artist and technologist cultivating tech ecologies. They are using software, hardware and data to bring together ecological thinking and tech making as a way to co-create and deepen connections with ecosystems. Parting from her rural ubpringing, Yadira is invested in, inspired and informed by the traditional ecological knowledge of her rural community, where she will continue to co-create communitarian tech with.Yadira has been invited to present her work at the Cambridge Centre for Data Driven Discovery and the Ida B Wells Just Data Lab at Princeton University. Kayla Drzewicki Kayla is an artist and educator based in Queens, New York. She makes websites, screensavers, and stages performances within the desktop environment. Previously, she was a programmer and designer for QuaranTV, a 24/7 public access livestream, and has taught computer classes at the Enoch Pratt Free Library and with Code in the Schools in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a BFA in sculpture from MICA. Currently, she is program assistant at Rhizome. You can find her online at Allison Parrish Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Allison was named "Best Maker of Poetry Bots" by the Village Voice in 2016, and her zine of computer-generated poems called "Compasses" received an honorary mention in the 2021 Prix Ars Electronica. Allison is the co-creator of the board game Rewordable (Clarkson Potter, 2017) and author of several books, including @Everyword: The Book (Instar, 2015) and Articulations (Counterpath, 2018). Her poetry has recently appeared in BOMB Magazine and Strange Horizons. Allison is originally from West Bountiful, Utah and currently lives in Brooklyn. Molly Soda Molly Soda is an artist based in New York. Her work predominantly exists online, evolving, interacting (and decaying) within its networked ecosystems. Her interdisciplinary practice incorporates performance, video, photography, websites, and installation. Soda is an avatar, a flattened 2D version of herself entering an infinite sea of content, refreshing with each new upload. She is a file to be looked at, swiped past, downloaded, forgotten about, printed out, or discarded. Everest Pipkin Everest Pipkin is a game developer, writer, and artist from central Texas who lives and works on a sheep farm in southern New Mexico. Their work both in the studio and in the garden follows themes of ecology, tool making, and collective care during collapse. When not at the computer in the heat of the day, you can find them in the hills spending time with their neighbors— both human and non-human. Caro Asercion Caro Asercion is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of theatre, visual art, and analog games. Their design practice centers on expansive storytelling with an eye toward collaborative structure and form. As a theatre practitioner, Caro works as a dramaturg and artistic producer with a concentration in new works. Will Allstetter Will Allstetter (he/him)—a writer, computer scientist, and artist based in New York City—studied English and computer science at Brown University. He looks to digital logic as a methodology for exploring, interrogating, and exposing analog social systems and structures. His art often utilizes random numbers, large language models, and found images. His work has been featured in i-D, Document Journal, Syntax Magazine, The College Hill Independent, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the RISD Museum. He has curated work from artists in various mediums for new media and digital exhibitions. Rufus "Weaver" Walker Weaver Walker is an outsider artist, philosopher, and storyteller. His work attempts to illuminate paths for the radical reinterpretations of knowledge, history, and complex symbolic systems wherever they might occur. He currently lives in Washington, DC where he is both a union and gay liberation organizer. and Maxine de las Pozas Maxine de las Pozas is a music artist and technologist in Brooklyn, NY. She has performed, published original music, and DJ’ed under the name Axine M since 2017. As Axine M, she is a 2024 Issue Project Room Artist in Residence. Maxine holds a master's degree in Music Technology from NYU Steinhardt, where she focused on the design of novel music controllers for live performance. Her thesis project was published in the proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2020) and International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2021). Maxine is an active participant in and sound engineer for Chaos Computer. She works as an Audiovisual Technician. .

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