RTST + DZNR, Co Founder @ Brainvise
Brainvise, TED, 509 Cultural Center, Fleishhacker Foundation
The Nicholas Shadow, 1st Installation St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, 2009: A Russian founded Orthodox Church Bell bearing the icon of St. Nicholas tolled hourly registering the number of reported civilian deaths in Iraq on that day. Web data from IBC (Iraqbodycount.org). Installed in a former confessional chapel of St. Ignatius Church. Apple Computer. Custom Software, MAX 5, Site Sucker. Electromechanical bell tolling mechanisms. Pulleys and silk ribbon.
David is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of Brainvise, a team of artists, designers and technologists who make everything from Apps to Art for people doing good things in the world. An artist and designer, David uses real time data streams and citizen reportage from conflict zones to drive kinetic art installations. His ‘real-time memorials’ are beacons for events we hear about but have no access to, bridging distant cultures and landscapes. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, the Eureka Fellowship, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Wattis Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. His work has been included in national and international exhibitions. His designs have been recognized by the FWA, WordPress, and Communication Arts. Currently, David and Brainvise are working on an installation that draws real time earthquake data from conflict zones and uses the ground motion to signal events as they occur. He will debut the project in San Francisco, California in February 2014.