[Reader-list] Turbulence Commission: "Empire State" by Steve Klise

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June 10, 2014
Turbulence Commission: "Empire State" by Steve Klise
[To observe, visit after sunset EST. To create, visit anytime]

"Empire State" transmits camera flashes from the Empire State Building's observation deck in New York City to the virtual observation deck of your computer screen. It also provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a LEGO replica of the iconic building, which lights up every time a visitor takes a photograph of Manhattan at night. "Empire State" is a continuous feedback loop of physical and virtual architectures (building/model/code) and of the perceptions of sightseers both on-site and on-line. The actual is recorded, translated, transmitted, and received. The observers are the observed. 

"Empire State" is a 2014 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence.org website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation


Steve Klise is a programmer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He spreads knowledge, fosters learning and teaching, and draws attention to small moments in our collective interactions with his art. Steve is an alumnus of New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He currently works for O’Reilly Media.

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