Gregory Shakar


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • New York University, Physical Computing and Interactive Design, _Professor

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2002

    Gregory Shakar is exploring various paths toward the goal of creating emotive and expressive active art. In the course of this effort he taps his experience as an artist, musician, and composer with the intention of teasing out the fundamentals of human attention and fascination. While participating with his recent reactive sound sculptures, viewers have controlled thunderous 30-meter long wires, sonorous 3-meter tall metronomes, dozens of dangling tentacles, sociable spiny metal spheres and musical bolts of lightning. Shakar has sewed an Artist Residency at the Ars Electronics Center in Unz, Austria and a Research Fellowship at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University where he also teaches graduate courses in Physical Computing and Interactive Design. He is native to New York City and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from NYU in music, technology and electronic art.


Last Known Location:


  • New York City, New York, US


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