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Andrea Polli is a digital media artist living in New York City. She is currently Director of the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program at Hunter College. Polli's work addresses issues related to science and technology in contemporary society. Her projects often bring together artists and scientists from various disciplines. She is interested in global systems, the real time interconnectivity of these systems, and the effect of these systems on individuals. She has exhibited, performed, and lectured nationally and internationally. She currently works in collaboration with atmospheric scientists to develop systems for understanding storm and climate information through sound (a process called sonification). Recent collaborations include: Atmospherics/Weather Works, a spatialized sonification of highly detailed models of storms that devastated the New York area; Heat and the Heartbeat of the City, a series of sonifications of actual and projected climate in Central Park, the heart of New York City and one of the world’s first locations for climate monitoring; and N., a real-time multi-channel sonification and visualization of weather in the Arctic. For this and related work, she has been recognized by the UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 and has presented work in the 2004 Ogaki Biennale in Gifu, Japan and at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work in this area has also been presented at Cybersonica at the ICA in London and awarded funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Greenwall Foundation. As a member of the steering committee for New York 2050, a wide-reaching project envisioning the future of the New York City region, she is currently working with city planners, environmental scientists, historians and other experts to look at the impact of climate on the future of human life both locally and globally. Accessed 24.10.06 from
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Rapid Fire Eye Tracking Musical Instrument Interfaces The Kitchen Art Gallery, New York City, and archived online presented by Franklin Furnace in collaboration with the NetArt Initiative 2000 USA Edit
Atmospherics / Weather Works Sonification Project Whitney Museum Net Art Portal 2002 USA Edit
The Flys Eye Installation with surveillance video camera and projection / Large format computer prints Apex Art Gallery, Tribeca, New York * Swanson-Cralle Gallery in Louisville, KY * Politecnico di Milano University in Milan, Italy * The Kunstgewerbe Museum in Berlin, Ger 2002 USA Edit
BEAUT.E (CODE): Decoding the Art of Computer Programming Exhibition Artemisia Gallery, 700 North Carpenter Chicago 2002 USA Edit
Intuitive Ocusonics: Eye Tracking Musical Instrument Interfaces - 2003 USA Edit
Heat and the Heartbeat of the City: Website 2004 USA Edit
Datareader MAX/MSP tool Art Poster session of ACM Multimedia 2004 Columbia University, New York 2004 Multiple international sites Edit
N. Sonification Project Lovebytes Festival, Sheffield 2005 England Edit
The Queensbridge Wind Power Project Egological Project 2005 USA Edit
Airlight Taipei Sonification Project The Taipei Artist Village, Taipei 2006 Taiwan Edit
T2 Sonification Project Govett Brewster Gallery 2006 New Zealand Edit
NYSoundmap -Sound-seeker Web Site Conflux 2006, Brooklyn - 2006 USA Edit