Joe Patitucci
1712 S. 16th Street
Philadelpha, PA 19145
267-968-4726
joe@datagarden.org
www.datagarden.org

EDUCATION

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2002
Bachelor of Arts: Cultural Anthropology
Primary Teachers: Jayasinhji Jhala, Jay Ruby
Fieldwork conducted in Dhrangadhra, India

HONORS and GRANTS

Cornell University Library, Media Arts Archive, 2014
To facilitate future scholarship and classroom teaching, Cornell University Library is preserving and making accessible DataGarden.org, identified as important in understanding the history of digital media art. 

Pew Center for Arts & Heritage development grant, 2012
For production of Data Garden’s The Switched-On Garden - a one-day music and arts festival exploring the relationship between plants, music and technology through music, performance and sculpture that blurs the distinction between biological and digital worlds.

Interactive Media Council, Interactive Achievement Award, 2012
Recognized for DataGarden.org, a website encouraging the discovery of electronic music through the windows of history, science and community.

SELECTED INSTALLATIONS & PERFORMANCES

Virtual Private Dream Network (AKA Dream Zone) January 2015 
A telematic dream-in

  • An overnight multi-city collaborative performance enabling people worldwide to share dream space together to the sounds of ambient biofeedback music with dream incantation by Ione

MIDI Sprout March 2014 - Present
Web-based mixed media

  • A collaborative performance enabling people worldwide to participate in making digital art from the biorhythms of their houseplants and other living things

Plants on Tour March 2014
Bang Pop at SXSW Interactive | Austin, TX

  • Pop-up biodata sonification personal listening stations

Hexadecibel September 2013
Christ Church Neighborhood House | Philadephia, PA

  • A 24-hour audio/visual performance generated by the activity of living bees

Personified May 2013-Present

  • The Noguchi Museum | Long Island City, NY | May 2013
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art | Philadelphia, PA | February 2014
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art | Philadelphia, PA | August 2014
  • A personal sonic meditation listening environment generating music from the listener’s own biorhythms.

Audio Archaeology May-June 2013
Frankford Historical Society | Philadelphia, PA

  • Exploring the relationship between historical artifacts and the history of audio technology by creating an electro- mechanical polyphonic tape loop instrument that controls sounds related to exhibited objects

Data Garden Quartet April 2012-Present

  • First Friday Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV | May, 2014
    Funded by the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
  • Communikey Festival (ICAS) | Boulder, CO | April 2013 
    Funded by The University of Colorado, Boulder Environmental Center
  • VIA Festival (ICAS) | Pittsburgh, PA | October 2012
    Funded by The University of Pittsburgh Center for Post-Natural History
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art | Philadelphia, PA | April 2012
    Hosted by Megawords in conjunction with the Zoe Strauss: Ten Years
    • an immersive audio environment generated by the activities of four living plants.

Electronic Music 2012 December 2012
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage | Philadelphia, PA

  •  Performance and lecture examining the current culture and practice of electronic cultural expectations

Tadoma September 2010-2012

  • North America - Seattle, WA; Victoria, BC; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL
  • A series of recordings and performances examining how melody can be derived from and weaved back into field recordings and found sound to simulate the way memory entwines itself in the everyday experience of our senses music through the evolving musical experience in America and how it relates to our senses.

The Schuylkill River Yachting Society May 2007- May 2009 Philadelphia, PA

  • A social experiment encouraging connection to local watersheds by reclaiming areas adjacent to decommissioned industrial zones as recreational space through community owned and operated human-powered watercraft

 

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS and RESEARCH

 

Workshop: “Exploring Musical Patterns in Nature” July 2014

 Deep Listening Conference at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Troy, NY

● Using biofeedback sonification and Deep Listening as tools for sonic meditation, establishing connection with nature and developing community.

Presentation: “Generating Music with Plants” May 2014 
Ableton Spaces at Together Festival, Boston 

  • Demonstrating techniques for mapping MIDI note and control values to monitor the activities of plants through sound.

Workshop: “Data Garden, Bio-Interactive Art & Plant Sonification” May 2013 
The University of Colorado, Boulder as part of Communikey Festival (ICAS) 

  • Examining ways we can reveal nature’s own patterns of creative expression through digital technology 

Lecture: “When Art Meets Tech” May 2013 
Supercollider at HUB Boulder 

  • Exploring models for artist / engineer collaboration

Research: “Gamification & the Arts” October 2012 

  • Exploring the use of computer games and gamification in building audiences for diverse cultural organizations

Research: “New Spaces / New Formats” June 2012 
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Philadelphia Music Project 

  • Examining different models for presenting music in non-traditional spaces

Lecture / Workshop: “Engaging Millenials Beyond Social Media” December 2011

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage | Philadelphia, PA 

  • Examining ways arts organizations can engage younger audiences by expressing their 
    core values in ways that facilitate exploration, discovery and connection

 

Curational Work


Data Garden Three Musicians at Art Splash August 2014
Philadelphia Museum of Art | Philadelphia, PA

  • A week of programming including workshops, installation art and special performances inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Three Musicians

Icebox Project Space 
Philadelphia, PA

  • A biofeedback dance party including live musical performances and plant-generated audio/visuals

Mitral Transmission February 2014

Institute of Contemporary Art | Philadelphia, PA

  • A night of installation art and live music generated from the biorhythms of musicians and audience participants

Contemporary Archives June 2013
Hidden City Festival | Philadelphia, PA

  • Performance exploring the relationship between historical artifacts, sound and technology through musicians who make use of digital archives in the creation of new work

Heritage Electronics May 2013
Hidden City Festival | Philadelphia, PA

  • Performance exploring the relationship between historical artifacts, sound and technology through musicians that use early electronic instruments

The Switched-On Garden 002 October 2012
Bartram’s Garden | Philadelphia, PA

  • A single-day arts festival on 45 acres of park space  exploring the relationship between plants, music and technology through music, performance and sculpture that blurs the distinction between biological and digital worlds.

Computer Groove March 2012
Little Berlin | Philadelphia, PA

  • An audio-visual dance zone encouraging dynamic interaction between audience and 

The Switched-On Garden 001 October 2011
Bartram’s Garden | Philadelphia, PA

  • A single-day arts festival on 45 acres of park space  exploring the relationship between plants, music and technology through music, performance and sculpture that blurs the distinction between biological and digital worlds.

Data Garden August 2011- Present
www.DataGarden.org

  • Digital media art and music curation exploring the history and heritage of electronic 

TEDxPhilly November 2010 + 2011
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (2010) / Temple University (2011)| Philadelphia, PA

  • Music curation exploring how issues shape / are shaped by our sense of 'here' and 'now'

 

Bibliography


Musik aus der Eiskugel
Article, Golem (DE), December 2014

Rave On, Topfpflanze
Article, Intro Magazine (DE), July 2014

MIDI Sprout lets your plants create the sound of music
Article, The Guardian, May 2014

The Secret Language of Plants
Radio Broadcast, To the Best of Our Knowledge | Public Radio International, May 2014

Your houseplants can play electronic music with MIDI Sprout
Article, Dazed, April 2014

The Future of Music? The 405 interviews the people behind MIDI Sprout
Article, The 405, March 2014

Setting human biorhythms to an electronic beat: Data Garden
Radio Interview, WHYY, February 2014

A Data Garden homage to honeybees, sound and geometry
Article, Knight Arts, September 2013

Co-Composing with Plants
Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, June 2013

Plantable Music
Article Origin Magazine, March 2013

Music For Plants, Music by Plants in Two Eco-Themed Releases
Article, CreateDigitalMusic, May 2012

Interacting with Plants to Create Polyphonic Music
Interview, The Creator’s Project, April 2012

Listen But Do Touch
Interview, PulpLab, April 2012

Data Garden Pushes Biodegradable Circuitry and Plantable Albums
Interview, Vice Magazine/Motherboard TV, February 2012

Future of Audio-Visual
Feature, ModTV / MTV Brasil. November 2011

Data Garden Debuts Worlds First Plantable Music
Interview, Inhabitat, October 2011

Just Add Water
Interview, Philadelphia City Paper, September 2011

Tonight in Music - Tadoma
Article, The Seattle Stranger, April 2011

The Deli’s Featured Artist of The Month
Interview, The Deli Magazine, March 2011

Tadoma
Article, YVYNYL, April 2010

Interview with Tadoma - The Field Notes EP
Interview, The Vibrationist, April 2010