I have been elected to the Board of Directors for the Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology

Learn more about the group’s work on their website

2018 International Artists Day at Gilmore City Bradgate Middle School, Gilmore Iowa

Honored to have been invited to do a workshop with these amazing kids whose funding for art classes had been completely cut in recent years. See more of the results here and please keep voting people into office who will support the arts as an important part of a child’s education.

Yale Radio – Museum of Non-Visible Art Interview

Available online here

Invited to Present Listening Instruments Invention Workshop at the 2018 Iowa Arts Council’s Iowa Arts Summit

See more here!

Acoustic Ecology Class on IPTV’s Iowa Outdoors

My Acoustic Ecology class at the Iowa Lakeside Lab was featured on an episode of Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Outdoors. Watch the episode here

Water Quality Xylophone featured on Iowa’s KCCI

Watch the video here

Water Quality Xylophone featured on WHOTV Channel 13 News

Watch the story here

I was elected Education Director of AIGA Iowa

I am really excited about this 2 year term and the opportunities to connect design education and the profession. Find out more here

Invited to present my work at the intersection of art, science, and nature as part of the Science Center of Iowa’s Cafe Scientfique

More about this lecture series is available here and you can hear more about the work I discussed on Iowa Public Radio

Presenting Code for Designers at the International Digital Media Arts Association Conference

Learn more about iDMAa and their conference proceedings here

Iowa State Daily Interview about my Max Ames Fest installation

Available online here

Iowa Public Radio Interview – Listen Right Here: DSM

The interview by John Pemble can be heard online here

I’ve been announced as a 2016 Iowa Artist through the Des Moines Art Center

The Des Moines Art Center is the most prestigious art institution in the state of Iowa. This is a huge honor

Iowa Public Radio – Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe

Interviewed about the Buoy Music project. The full interview, originally aired live, can be heard online here

KHOI Heart of Iowa Radio Interview

Available online here

Selected as first non-Australian Artist-in-Residence at the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture

Learn more about the Residency program on the BCSC website

Presented Listening Instruments at the Media in Transition 8 Conference at MIT in Boston

The theme for the conference was Public Media, Private Media and you can find more about the conference online here

Noisolation Headphones Featured on Los Angele’s KTLA

The full segment can be viewed online here (I love the segue afterwards back at the anchor desk)

Southern California’s NPR station created a short documentary video about the Noisolation Headphones

The full video can be seen online here

AS SEEN ON TV: Acoustic Ecology @ Iowa Lakeside Lab

Throughout this course, students will explore a variety of tactics for exploring, documenting and analyzing the soundscape at various locations surrounding Lakeside Lab and beyond.

Water Quality Xylophone

An interactive public art sculpture that sonifies nearby water quality data and allows participants to play the data on the resulting instrument.

Based on a True Story: From Rural Northwest Iowa to Downtown Des Moines

Based on a True Story May 18 – August 11, 2018 Octagon Center for the Arts – Sweeney Gallery Sound is an important aspect of the world around us. It tells a great deal about our surroundings when we take the time to listen. Listening requires time to experience because sound requires time to exist. […]

Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism

Providing listening tours of infrastructure noise and acoustically rich non-spaces in the built environment.

Listen Right Here: DSM – Des Moines Art Center Iowa Artist

An urban soundscape exploration completed during my year as an Iowa Artist through the Des Moines Art Center.

Parts Per Million [Interactive Cassettes 01]

An interactive installation exploring a years worth of Des Moines River nitrate levels in relationship to Iowa nature sounds.

Listening Instruments Invention Workshop and Soundwalk @ the Des Moines Art Center

A listening focused design and exploration workshop for folks of all ages.

Listening in Bogong Village Cassette

A nature sound exploration released as a cassette with digital download on Maximum Ames Records

Heritage Listening @ Black Contemporary

A sonic exploration of unfarmed land in Iowa, installed in a dormant seed dryer located on a heritage farm.

Solo Exhibition: Grand View University

This solo exhibition in Grand View University’s Prairie Meadow Gallery represented various works form the previous 3 years of audio recording and acoustic ecology explorations from around the world

Buoy Music

Sonification of sensor data collected from the Lakeside Lab research buoy located in West Lake Okaboji in northwest Iowa.

Listening Walk – Mt Beauty, Victoria, Australia

This listening walk was part of my time as the artist in residence at the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and featured use of the modified headphones.

Junction Dam – Listening at the Intersection of Nature & Community

An installation in Bogong Village’s Junction Dam exploring the impact of man on the natural environment of the Alpine National Park. Bogong Centre for Sound Culture. Victoria, Australia.

From Memory

A data-driven live performance as part of Grin City Culture Lab’s theatrical production sonifying data that NASA is collecting via two satellites orbiting the sun.

Sonic Fictions & Sonic Forms Workshop

A workshop exploring sound recording, experimental composition, design principles, and interactive art.

Alert Fatigue

An installation using circuit-bent smoke alarms to explore the soundscape we design through the introduction of sonic alerts and the increasing tendency to ignore them.

Noisolation Headphones

An invention for mechanically transforming the relationship between a person and the sounds that immediately surround them.

Synesthetic Din

An interactive trolly system invented to allow a mobile device to perform visual information from the environment by manipulating a series of noise compositions.