Our office might be closed for summer vacation, but the TED Fellows are hard at work at the very first TED Fellows Retreat, happening now in Whistler, British Columbia. Because the Fellows have proliferated since the program officially launched in 2009, many of these extraordinary thinkers have never had a chance to meet and conspire. And thus, the TED […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
TED Fellow, Ryan Holladay works with his brother as musicians and music producer, particularly focusing on projects where art and technology intersect. They've produced many site-specific audio-visual installations, engineered interactive concerts -- and most recently have become interested in creating location-aware music.
To date, they have composed pieces activated by the National Mall in Washington DC, Central Park in New York City and they're currently working on a piece inspired by Route One in California.
Ryan is also an artist-in-residence at Stanford University’s Experimental Media Art Lab and the new media curator at the Artisphere in Arlington, Va.
What others say
“Approach that crazy-looking thing while listening to “The National Mall,” and you’ll hear a keyboard weep. Get closer and digital cellos begin to trace a regal melody. Closer. There’s percussion. Keep going. The volume creeps up. The drums push toward anarchy. Walk right up to the monument, press your hand against the cool, smooth stone and listen, as if the obelisk were a giant radio needle receiving some riotous transmission from deep space. It’s truly magical. ” — Washington Post