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Andruid Kerne PDF Print E-mail
Feb 28, 2006 at 04:31 PM

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Andruid Kerne is a research artist | scientist who creates dynamics of participation through information environments, installations, and performances. He opens the range of social processes embodied by computational artifacts, for instance substantiating play as a mode of activity and interaction. His work represents intercultural relationships by juxtaposing worldviews. It relates process and product, as well as theory and practice, in strange loops of self-reference. Kerne develops interface ecosystems through the practice of metadisciplinarity; this is an integrated structural approach to the development and study of the dynamic interactions of systems of representation, such as media, disciplines, cultures, and ontologies.

Kerne's research uses interactivity and multimedia to support humanprocesses of expression and creativity. He is particularly interested in information discovery, the process through which people develop new ideas in concert with the stimuli of information resources. His methods include embodiment, information visualization, collections, agents, databases, audio and video processing, distributed real time systems, and public installation. He is the principal investigator of combinFormation, a mixed-initiative system that integrates the everyday activities of browsing, search, and collecting information []. Kerne's output has been presented by the Guggenheim Museum (New York), ACM SIGGCHI, SIGGRAPH, Document Engineering, Hypertext and Multimedia, New York Digital Salon (New York, Spain, London, Beijing), ISEA (Paris), Computational Semiotics in Games and New Media (COSIGN), the Milia New Talent Competition (Cannes), the Ars Electronica Center (Linz), the Boston Cyber Arts Festival, the Pan-African Theater Festival (Ghana), and the town square of the village of Anyako (Ghana). He has performed at Lincoln Center and the Barnsdall Art Park Gallery Theatre, and on the national radio of the Gambia. The National Science Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop, the Spaulding-Potter Fund for Innovative Education, and the Texas A&M Department of Computer Science and Humanities Informatics Initiative have supported his work.

Kerne holds a B.A. in applied mathematics / electronic media from Harvard, an M.A. in music composition from Wesleyan, and a Ph.D. in computer science from NYU. He developed real-time video processing computer vision software for the Mars Pathfinder project at NASA-JPL. He was a visiting professor at Tufts University, where he taught courses in human computer interaction, object oriented game programming, and public web installation. He is currently an assistant professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University, where he directs the Interface Ecology Lab [ ] and the Perceptive Sensor Networks Lab, and serves as a principal investigator in the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries.

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