Ken Rineldo is visiting us! And also he came to maintenance of Farm Fountain (http://farmfountain.com/index.html).
Ken Rinaldo (US):
Ken Rinaldo is internationally recognized for his interactive installations blurring the boundaries between the organic and inorganic and speaking to the co-evolution between living and evolving technological cultures. His work interrogates these fuzzy boundaries and Rinaldo posits that as a new machinic and algorithmic species arise that we need to better understand the complex intertwined ecologies that these machinic semi living species challange. Past and present works are focused on transpecies communication and researching methods to empower and understand animal, insect, bacterial and emergent machine cognition.
His works have been commissioned by museums, festivals and galleries internationally such as: Nuit Blanche Canada, World Ocean Museum Russia, Lille International Arts Festival France, Itau Museum Brazil, Biennial for Electronic Art Australia, National Center for Contemporart Arts Russia.
Rinaldo was the recipient of first prize for VIDA 3.0 Spain for an Artifical Life Conciousness robotic series an Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica Austria in 2004 for a transpecies artwork in which a siamese fighting fish was able to move it’s tank under it’s control as well as a Green Leaf Award from The United Nations Environment Program 2008 for an aquaponics project in which fish and bateria fed plants which humans would then comsume. He was the recipient of three Battelle Endowment grants as well as a cultural Olympian for the Vancouver Olympics in 2009, where they commissioned three Paparazzi Robots.
Rinaldo is a member of the Senior Academic Board for Antennae Magazine and author of Interactive Electronics for Artists and Inventors and his work has been featured on radio and TV internationally including: CNET, BBC, CNN, CBC & the Discovery Channel as well as select publications; Art and Electronic Media by Edward Shanken, Art + Science by Steve Wilson, Digital Art by Christiane Paul, NY Times, NY Arts Magazine, and Wired Magazine. Rinaldo is a Professor teaching contemporary art practices and technology within the College of Arts and Sciences at the Ohio State University; focused on sustainability, interspecies communication, robotics, bio art, 3D modeling and animation where he directs the Art & Technology Program.