Brian Mackern

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Abstract:
Dynamic animations as well as works in ascii-art.

Biography:
Studied arts, woodcarving, xilography, electronics, tech-drawing, infographics & web-programming, musician. In 1996 he began to explore & play with sound implementation possibilities on the web [java, midi, Emblaze, Real Audio & Flash embeddings]. Director/ editor of one of the first latinamerican virtual spaces devoted to the investigation, development and implementation of webart projects [1997]. Assistant/developer/designer of net/ cd-art projects, his last works explore interfaces-design, random concatenation of random events, estocastics, soundtoy creations, generative/ reactive/ interactive image_sound objects, real time video-data animations for electronic music groups/musicians, and soundart. Since 2000 he has also been developing the netart_latino database, a database of latinamerican netartists, among many other colaborative web projects. Had composed music for theatre pieces, video/movies, and designed sound environments for performances. He works as a web designer/ developer, and as an instructor on Flash & Web Technics courses. He writes articles about websites that explore ´the uncertain border between design and netart´ and other ´art in cyberspace´ related topics [browser-art, netart].