People / Collaborators
The ScrapyardChallenge Workshops are co-developed and co-led by Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki.
Jonah Brucker-Cohen is a researcher, artist, and writer. He received his Ph.D. in the Disruptive Design Team of the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG), Trinity College Dublin. He is an adjunct assistant professor of communications in the Media, Culture, Communication dept of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development. He has also taught at Parsons MFA in Design & Technology (2010, 2011), Parsons School of Art, Design, History, and Theory (ADHT) (2010), NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) (2007, 2008), and Trinity College’sMsC in Interactive Digital Media (2003, 2004). From 2001-2004 he was a Research Fellow in the Human Connectedness Group at Media Lab Europe and from 2006-2007 he was an R&D OpenLab Fellow atEyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York City. He received his Masters from ITP in 1999 and was an Interval Research Fellow from 1999-2001. His work and thesis focuses on the theme of “Deconstructing Networks” which includes over 77 projects that attempt to critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience. He is co-founder of the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA Group), recipient of the ARANEUM Prize sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Art, Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO, and was a 2006 and 2008 Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellow Nominee. His writing has appeared in numerous international publications including WIRED Magazine, Make Magazine, Neural, Rhizome.org, Art Asia Pacific,Gizmodo and more, and his work has been presented at events and organizations such as DEAF (03,04), Future Sonic / Future Everything(2004, 2009), Art Futura (04), SIGGRAPH (00,05), UBICOMP (02,03,04), CHI (04,06) Transmediale (02,04,08), NIME (07), ISEA(02,04,06,09), Institute of Contemporary Art in London (04), Tate Modern (03), Whitney Museum of American Art’s ArtPort (03), Ars Electronica (02,04,08), Chelsea Art Museum, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art (04-5),Museum of Modern Art (MOMA — NYC)(2008),San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (2008), andPalais Du Tokyo, Paris (2009). His work has been reported about inThe New York Times, Wired News, Make, El Pais, Gizmodo, Engadget,The Register, Slashdot, The Wire, Rhizome, Crunch Gear, Beyond the Beyond, Neural, Liberation, Village Voice, IEEE Spectrum, The Age,Taschen Books, and more.
Katherine Moriwaki is currently an Assistant Professor of Media Design in the school of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons the New School of Design in New York City. Her work has appeared in IEEE Spectrum Magazine, and numerous festivals and conferences including numer.02 at Centre Georges Pompidou, Siggraph, Futuresonic, Break 2.2, London Science Museum, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Ubicomp, eculture fair, Transmediale, CHI, ISEA, Ars Electronica, and WIRED Nextfest. Katherine received her Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a 2004 recipient of the Araneum Prize from the Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO.