New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) has partnered with many organizations, festivals, galleries, educational institutions and networks to extend its online activities into the physical world. It has also partnered with other online platforms, including Ars Virtua, Electronic Literature Organization, Low-fi, MGFest, and Rhizome.org. These activities have collectively broadened NRPA’s network/audience and, perhaps more importantly, encouraged artists working in more traditional media to experiment with emerging networked technologies.
Curated by Jo-Anne Green, Upgrade! Boston (2005-2011) was a monthly gathering of new media artists and curators that fostered dialogue and created opportunities for collaboration within the media art community. At each meeting one or two artists/curators presented work in progress and participated in a discussion. Upgrade! Boston was a node in the Upgrade! International network which, at its peak, included 32 cities. Upgrade! Boston was hosted by Art Interactive, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, The Center for Advanced Visual Studies (MIT), and The Media Lab (MIT). It participated in five Upgrade! International events: First Gathering of Upgrade! International (Eyebeam, NYC, 2005); DIY Oklahoma City (OK, 2006); Chain Reaction (Skopje, Macedonia, 2008); Winter Camp: From Weak Ties to Organized Networks (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009); and Soft Borders (São Paulo, Brazil, 2010). Finally, Upgrade! Boston participated in the WGBH Educational Foundation’s Forum Network in 2010.
Co-curated and presented with Emerson College, Boston: Floating Points: Net Art Now (2004), Floating Points 2: Networked Art in Public Spaces (2005), Floating Points 3: Ubiquitous Computing (2006), OurFloatingPoints 4: Participatory Media (2007), Floating Points 5: Mixed Realities (2008), Floating Points 6: Games of Culture | Art of Games (2009).
Co-curated and presented with Pace Digital Gallery and Michelle Riel: Programmable Media: Open Platforms for Creativity and Collaboration (2007) and Programmable Media II: Networked Music (2008).
Co-curated and presented with Pace Digital Gallery: Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery (2009), David Crawford Retrospective (2010), Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery2 (2011), Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery3 (2013).
Turbulence@Boston Cyberarts Festival
OurFloatingPoints 4: Participatory Media (Emerson College, 2004); Re-Writing: Writers, Computers and Networks (Brown University, Boston Public Library, 2005); Itinerant, Teri Rueb (Judi Rotenberg Gallery, 2005); Handheld Histories as Hyper-Monuments, Carmin Karasic, et al (Judi Rotenberg Gallery, 2007); Technological Frontiers and the Limits of Nature: Networked Interventions by Jane D. Marsching, Cary Peppermint, Brooke Singer, moderated by Shane Brennan (Art Interactive, 2007).
Enlisting Participation Online: Andy Deck and Zannah Marsh (2013); interaXis (2002).
Turbulence.org@Museum of Science
Tenderly Yours by Peter Horvath, and re_collection by Michael Takeo Magruder (reviewed by Cate McQuaid for the Boston Globe, 2005); Tap Evol by Victor Liu (2006). Lumen Eclipse, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Turbulence@Greylock Arts and MCLA Gallery 51
Networked Realities: (Re)Connecting the Adamses (Adams, North Adams, MA, 2008)
Turbulence@Huret & Spector Gallery
Mixed Realities (Boston, MA, 2008)
Person-to-Person Communication; Using Waste/Creating Art; Aspects of Online Performance; Internet as Process I; Internet as Process II; Internet as Process III; Alternative Approaches to Film; (Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, 2001-2002)
“The Soundtransit project continues to exist thanks to the generous hosting support of Turbulence.org.” – Derek Holzer, Marc Boon