The Xth Sense , has been awarded the first prize at the prestigious Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition  as "the world's most innovative new musical instrument."
The MGNMIC is an annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musicality, design, and engineering. It takes place at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, US. This critically acclaimed event seeks to provide a fertile platform for the advancement of the studies on New Musical Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME).
The below article was accepted by one visual reader and I was asked to revise the text four times. After hearing the book will be published, they just email they decided to withdraw this article. Although it can not appear in the book, I still wanted to show it to the public. Hope you enjoy it.
when it comes up i brace myself take a deep breath and call myself an artist.
as a way of being FOR art FOR a tradition of willful (rather than submissive) practices - that I am not ready to give up on. being the most artist that I can be which is to be free and connected and alert and part of a conscious shaping force of the whole ecology of ideas, beings and things.
re-claiming art now and using my elbows the best I can to make some space for future art freedoms
Yesterday morning I went to get my New York Times as I do every Sunday. As I unwrapped the rolled up paper (yes I’m talking about the physical paper edition) I wondered what image would appear on the front page of the first day of 2012. This the leading newspaper in the US surely would bring in the new year with a powerful image of what is to come. Which is why I went through a rollercoaster of thoughts when I revealed this image as the front page.
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Background image: Original image by WallpapersWide.com. Remix version by Olga P Massanet (Furtherfield). Both the original and remix are licensed under: CC BY-SA 3.0.