Helen Thorington

Helen Thorington is Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore), and the founder and producer of New American Radio and Turbulence.

Thorington is an award winning writer, sound composer, and radio producer whose documentary, dramatic, and sound/music compositions have been aired nationally and internationally for the past twenty years. In September 2003, she performed with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at The Kitchen, New York. Thorington has also created compositions for film and installation that have been premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial, and in the Whitney Museum of Americna Arts' annual performance series.

Thorington has produced three narrative works for the web including Solitaire, which combines game and storytelling; and she has played a principal artistic role in the cutting-edge net work Adrift most recently presented as a performance and installation at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. She is also a seasoned speaker on radio and net art. Visit her web site!

Jo-Anne Green
Jo-Anne Green was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa; she emigrated to the United States in 1983. Since 2002, Green has been Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., a small nonprofit organization that is world renowned for Turbulence.org, Networked_Performance, Networked_Music_Review, Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art), Mixed Realities, Upgrade! Boston, and New American Radio.

Green received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors in Printmaking and Art History from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa); a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from UMASS Dartmouth; and a Master of Science in Art Administration from Lesley University. She volunteered for a Fund for a Free South Africa (FreeSA) from 1985 to 1992, where she co-founded Cultural Resistance to educate the American public about Apartheid.

In 1999, Green was instrumental in starting the Artist-in-Residence Program at the University of New Mexico's High Performance Computing Center, which led to the founding of the Art Technology Center (ATC). She was Grants Administrator and, later, Program Coordinator for both the ATC and the Arts of the Americas Institute. She returned to Boston in 2001.

Green has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Emerson College, Boston; and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Green is also an artist, curator, designer, and writer. Her essay Parsing Truths was commissioned for Michael Takeo Magruder: (Re)mediation_s: 2000-2010; and her co-authored chapter Mixed Realities was published in Unsitely Aesthetics, edited by Maria Miranda. In 2013, she contributed an essay, Generative Systems: (Re)Producing Hands and Faces, to Sonia Landy Sheridan's Art at the Dawning of the Electronic Era: Generative Systems.

Green has exhibited her paintings, prints, one-of-a-kind artist's books, and installations in Johannesburg, Massachusetts and New York. Her first one-person exhibition, Well, as a result... was reviewed in the Boston Herald. Visit her website.
Jesse Gilbert
Jesse Gilbert is NRPA’s System Administrator. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, computer programmer and software engineer. As a composer Gilbert has developed an extensive body of work centering around aspects of improvisation and cross-disciplinary collaboration, with a focus on networks and experimentation with new media. His work ranges widely from explorations of symbolic systems and abstract scores to large scale Internet-based works involving international ensembles to the construction of software-based algorithmic musical agents interacting on the network.

Gilbert is consistently interested in exploring means of moving beyond the concert hall, engaging listeners in immersive media environments that aim to transform audience members into active participants. He is currently exploring the uses of streaming media feedback structures.
Gilbert has received commissions from the Jerome Foundation, the Markle Foundation, Creative Capital, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been a resident at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has performed widely in the United States and in Europe, and runs a micro-label, Open Ear, due to release several discs in 2002. He is also a founding member of the ensemble Dark Matter. Visit his website.