Posts tagged with : jessica thompson
  • Oct 8th 2010


    PlayShare Scavenger Hunt

    The next round of  play/share beyond/in will begin on Saturday, October 16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and will continue to October 30.

    play/share beyond/in is a technology-driven scavenger hunt exploring the history and culture of Western New York though a series of interactive missions. Using SMS-enabled mobile phones the game brings players through the galleries and installations in the  Beyond/In Western New York 2010 exhibition, as well as other sites of historical, ecological, or cultural interest.

    Sign up at play/share beyond/in.
    Check out our Facebook page.
    RSVP to the play/share beyond/in Game Launch on Facebook.
    Find out what it’s like to play as featured in the Buffalo News.

    Announcing the play/share beyond/in Game Badges.
    The Top 10 FAQs, things you wanted to know about play/share (but were afraid to ask).
    Have we mentioned the Prizes?
    It’s the Final Countdown, Player Support.

    On Thursday, September 23, 2010  play/share beyond/in launched a special mission to coincide with Didier Paquette’s astounding walk atop the Liberty Building.

    IMG_0528 PlayShare Interactive Missions IMGP1476
    Check out the photos here:
    Check out the Buffalo News Article on Meet the Artist:

  • Sep 23rd 2010



    A curatorial collaboration of twelve regional museums and galleries, Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents is a contemporary, multi-venue arts exhibition. It will present the work of outstanding artists from Western New York and Southern Ontario, Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania and for the first time, feature the work of artists from outside the region, blurring the local with the global and challenging the assumptions of what these distinctions mean today, when all artists are both.

    Beyond/In kicks off this evening, Thursday, September 23, 2010 with a high-wire walk at the Liberty Building by reknown French tight-rope walker, Didier Pasquette.

    Featuring the participation of many artists affiliated with the Department of Media Study including: Josephine Anstey, Jordan Dalton, Elyse Harzynski, Barbara Lattanzi, Carl Lee, Luke Noonan, Dave Pape, Cayden Mak, Brian Milbrand, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Anna Scime, Mark Shepard, Jessica Thompson, members of virocode and more.

  • Sep 16th 2010



    Play/Share Beyond/In Pre-Game
    @ Lafayette Square Park, Downtown Buffalo at 6:30pm

    Play/Share Beyond/In is a technology-driven scavenger hunt exploring the history and culture of Western New York though a series of interactive missions. Using SMS-enabled mobile phones the game brings players through the galleries and installations in the Beyond/In Western New York 2010 exhibition, as well as other sites of other sites of historical, ecological, or cultural interest.

    Kick It.

    On Thursday, September 23, Beyond/In Western New York 2010 kicks off as world renowned artist and high-wire walker Didier Pasquette walks between the Statues of Liberty that sit atop one of the city’s historic gems, the Liberty Building. We will be launching one mission during this event:

    LOCATION: Lafayette Square Park, Downtown Buffalo
    START TIME: 6:30 pm (missions will be sent at 6)
    MISSION DESIGNED BY: Elyse Harzynski
    INSTRUCTIONS: Sign up online. Wear red. Bring duct tape. Yes, duct tape.

    Elyse Harzynski graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Mathematics and Studio Art, and is currently studying Architecture for her Masters at SUNY Buffalo. She finds the ideas and theories of digital media practices, such as pervasive gaming and locative media, to be effective mediums for learning how the public interacts and plays in public spaces.

    Come play with us.

    The next round of Play/Share Beyond/In will begin on Saturday, October 16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. For more information or to sign up online, visit

  • Sep 16th 2010


    Beyond the Multitude

    OPENING: Sunday, September 19, 4-8pm

    September 17-23, 2010
    @ Blink Galleries 464 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

    Scajaquada. The oldest word in use on the Niagara Frontier, and both source for and subject of an exhibition celebrating ecosystem, neighborhood, history, and place through innovative work from regional artists, activists, historians, performers, and practitioners.

    TOUR:  Tuesday, September 21, 4pm.
    Leaves from 464 Amherst Street

    LECTURE:  Tuesday, September 21, 6pm.
    By Franklin LaVoie at Polish Cadets Hall.

    PERFORMANCE:  Thursday, September 23, 10am.
    By Jessica Thompson starting at Forest Lawn Cemetery and moving through Buffalo’s East Side.

    WATERSHED CLEAN-UP:  Saturday, September 25, 9am.
    Meeting at American Legion Post 1041, 533 Amherst Street.

    For more information, please visit:

  • May 24th 2010

    JESSICA THOMPSON at Banff New Media Institute Co-production Residency


    DMS MFA candidate Jessica Thompson has been selected to participate in the Banff Centre’s New Media Institute (BNMI) Co-production Residency: Almost Perfect. Congratulations!

  • Apr 15th 2010

    SOUNDZILLA: Class show April 25, 2010


    Date & Time: Sunday, April 25, 7 – 9:30PM
    Location: Soundlab, 110 Pearl St., Buffalo, New York 14202

    Students from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo will be presenting a FREE exhibition of sound art at Soundlab.

    The exhibition, entitled SOUNDZILLA, is a collection of final projects by students in Intermediate Sound Art, an undergraduate-level course taught by Jessica Thompson in the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo. This exhibition is supported by the Department of Media Study and Soundlab.

    Many of the projects are interactive. Gallery visitors will be invited to participate in the projects over the course of the evening.

    FEATURING WORK BY: Geoffrey Cook, Laura Diemer, Alec Erlebacher, Martin Freeman, Erica Grisanti, David Jamieson, Kirill Kolomyts, Ryan Mallette, Allen Mapenzauswa, Julia Norris, Michael Schmitz, Carl Smith, Will Stachnik, Alex Sunga, Jerry Theresanathan, EJ Vogel, Jesse Wekerle

    More info on their Facebook page:!/event.php?eid=111128785580706&ref=ts

    For more information, please contact:

    Erica Grisanti:

    Michael Schmitz:

    Jesse Wekerle:

  • Apr 14th 2010

    JESSICA THOMPSON featured in "Acoustic Territories"

    walking machines

    MFA candidate and adjunct instructor Jessica Thompson’s audio project Walking Machines is featured in author Brandon LaBelle’s new book Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life.

    “Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life” offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives – it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an “acoustic politics of space” by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and related ideologies.

    Find out more about the book here.

    Find out more about Jessica’s work here:

    Congratulations, Jessica!

  • Mar 16th 2010

    "Networkederive", a collaborative performance by JESSICA THOMPSON


    MFA candidate, Jessica Thompson, will be doing a performance called networkederive as part of the Media Architecture Colloquium this Wednesday @ 12:30 PM EST.

    Networked Derive is a collaborative performance that takes place simultaneously between two geographically-separate locations. Using mobile phones, twitter feeds and a simple mapping system, performers in both locations engage in a series of geographical occupations that coincide with the movements through the other city. read more….