The Beat of Technology: A Special Live Entertainment Event – Only at CloudCom 2010!

Be there on Thursday, December 2, 2010 when the curtain rises on a wholly original technology-enabled experience in music and art by IU’s own Scott Deal and Margaret Dolinsky. Deal and his telematic band, Big Robot will perform new and original pieces complemented by Dolinsky’s haunting and beautiful digital artwork at this special premier for CloudCom 2010.

Percussionist Scott Deal’s appearances include venues, festivals and conferences in North America and Europe. Performing with “phenomenal virtuosity” (Artsfuse), his recent recording of the music of John Luther Adams has been described as “a soaring, shimmering exploration of texture and album of resplendent mood and incredible scale” (Musicworks). Continually inspired by new and emerging artistic technologies, Deal is the founder of the Telematic Collective, an interdisciplinary group of artists and performers who integrate telecommunications and computer interactivity with live performance. He has performed at the London Almeida Opera, Supercomputing Global, SIGGRAPH, Arena Stage, Chicago Calling, Ingenuity Festival, Moscow Alternativa, and with groups that include ART GRID, Another Language, Percussion Group Cincinnati, Digital Worlds Institute, The Calithumpian Players and the Helsinki Computer Orchestra. He is a Professor of Music and Director of the Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He holds degrees from the University of Miami, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Cameron University.

Margaret Dolinsky is Associate Professor at the Hope School of Fine Arts, Research Scientist with the Pervasive Technology Institute and Fellow with the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities at Indiana University in Bloomington. Dolinsky has been working with virtual environments since 1995, creating networked interactive art experiences. They have been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, ICC Tokyo, the Walker Art Center and Supercomputing and iGrid. She was commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create “Cabinet of Dreams” a VR experience of Chinese antiquities. She has just returned from China where she exhibited her latest piece “Emotable Portraits.” She co-produced and designed interactive video for the American Opera Theater’s production “Annunciation + Visitation: Operatic Projections of her sexual insight.” Her recent work involves digital projections for opera and experimental film. Her research focuses on how digital art provokes shifts in perception and enhances sensory awareness. Her work is published in Leonardo, Discover, Computer Graphics World, US News and World Report and ACM's Computer Graphics. Lectures include Tsinghua University (China), Ciber@rts Bilboa (Spain), Sensorial Net (Brazil), BEAP (Australia), and ISEA (France). She received an MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago. Dolinsky is co-chair of the Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality conference with Ian McDowall.

Margaret Dolinsky Artwork: (Margaret Dolinsky's website)

Scott Deal and the Big Robot Band: (Scott's Homepage)




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