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John F. Simon, Jr. and Laurie Spiegel, Part One



In this, the first of an introductory two-part special, 3D animator and Web designer Daniel Durning talks to artist John F. Simon, Jr. about new developments in his computer-based paintings, recently exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum's Seeing Double exhibition. Simon also gets into the subject of writing creative computer code and the development of Emergence and other systems involved in his work. He is represented by the Gering and Lopez Gallery in New York. Durning's co-host, the composer and digital audio expert Lefferts Brown, draws out Laurie Spiegel on the subject of her early experiments with electronics and music, as well as her work with the video artist Nam Jun Paik. A pioneer in computer-generated music, she is also the person who designed Music Mouse, a program that allows music listeners to become music-makers with their computers at home.
 

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