New Britain Museum of American Art Featuring the Works of Artist and Professor of New Media Eric Souther

Eric Souther (pictured), an assistant professor of New Media and Informatics at Indiana University at South Bend, is that rare combination of artist and new-media techno-geek. Souther, who develops his own software, collaborates on multi-media art projects with engineers (notably on a piece called "The Life of the Techno Buddha," when together they developed a "brain wave cap" that controls sound and video), dancers and musicians to create interactive multi-media performances for institutions like Charlotte's Mint Museum of Craft + Design, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and now the New Britain Museum of American Art, where his "Chair," a compilation of 1,000 YouTube videos, will be on display through March. "Chair" simulates the process of surfing through vast seas of online information, allowing the user to experience databases through a variety of senses.

 

New Media: Eric Souther

Nov. 17-March 31, opening reception Jan. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, (860) 229-0257, nbmaa.org.

 

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