Yotam Mann and Sarah Rothberg
Project-Q Closing Exhibition 11/30 - 12/1
Welcome to Blobchat.
An experimental platform for communicating through sound. Is misunderstanding a type of understanding? Our vision challenges current paradigms of how we chat online by creating a new kind of sense. Will it work?
This Blobchat installation invites you to try out conversation as performance. You can chat at other blobs on a state-of-the-art blobchat-enabled computer. As you chat, your words are sonified and will be garbled together with every other chats into a collective stream of nonsense. But is it non-sense, or new sense? Our top of the line machine learning AI will bring clarity from the garbled blob.
Blobchat evolves over time based on visitor interaction and short chat performances.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 30 at 4pm. Additional viewing on Saturday, December 1, 11 am to 5 pm
Project-Q is a 6000 square foot experimental performance and exhibition space run by Qubit's artistic directors, Alec Hall and David Bird. It is located at 1850 Amsterdam Avenue, between 151 and 152 (1 at 145 / ABCD at 145)
Sarah Rothberg is an artist who captures the interplay between technology, systems, and the personal, creating meaning through unique and strange interactions. Her idiosyncratic experiences suggest other ways of remembering, thinking, understanding, and communicating. Sarah's work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Sotheby's s2 gallery, MUTEK festival, Mana Contemporary, and bitforms gallery. She teaches virtual reality at NYU (Tisch) and the New School (Lang).
Yotam Mann is a musician and programmer who makes open-source instruments, musical toys and interactive songs. The internet and web browser are his primary medium. His work has appeared on the front page of Reddit and Google. He was part of the inaugural class at NEW INC, adjunct professor at ITP NYU Tisch, and was a 2016 Creative Capital Grantee in Emerging Fields.