James Tunick & Jack Toolin | Talks at Google





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Published on Oct 6, 2010

James Tunick is an artist focused on the intersection of creativity and technology in public spaces, an entrepreneur, and software
developer. He lives and works in New York City. Tunick founded StudioIMC (www.StudioIMC.com), an Outernet technology company that represents an international team of programmers and digital artists.

His work has been featured at Ars Electronica Center and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and he has curated StudioIMC art shows at the Paley Center for Media and Chelsea Art Museum. He has two patents pending on software that allows large audience participation with games, ads, and digital art on billboards and video screens in Times Square, MLB stadiums, Live Nation concerts, and in lobbies at the IAC Building and the Time Warner Center. He is also creator of IMCtv and IMCmobile, software platforms that power the first network of interactive movie screens in cities across the U.S.. Tunick co-founded Mapcidy, a social platform that uses Google Earth, and Web5design, a Web development firm. His clients have included Nokia, Verizon, Sprint, Toyota, Adidas, Clear Channel, US Army, MoMA PS1, Heineken, and the NRDC. His work has been featured in RollingStone Magazine, the Museum of Modern Art, the NY Times, LA Times, NY1 News, The Discovery Channel, and several books. Tunick received his BA from Yale University and his Masters from NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).

Jack Toolin is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans photography, performance art, and new media. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, The Museo Nacional de Bellas Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ars Electronica, Lintz, Austria. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and adjunct professor at the Polytechnic Institute at NYU.


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