Wednesday, March 31, 7pm
Free or suggested donation
Limited capacity; register here.
Access information: This workshop will take place over Zoom. Automated captions will be available for participants to turn on.
Tailored for beginners, Jacob Nelsen-Epstein will deliver a presentation on machine code: what it is, what it does, its historical significance, and the way people interact with it in their day to day lives. The presentation will be followed with a brief workshop on basic coding over Zoom.
Jacob Nelsen-Epstein is a Buffalo based performer, software developer and multi-media artist specializing in works contemplating the intersections of technology, longevity, and consumer culture. He is attending SUNY Buffalo’s Library/Information Science graduate program, and has a background in media studies. Jacob has received awards working with the Institute for Aesthetic Modulation, for choreographed performances involving monster costumes made from reclaimed e-waste. Jacob has also won awards for musical submissions to Re/Mixed Media Festival, with media features in Do Androids Dance and Vice Magazine. Other previous works include attempts to physicalize software, by visualizing compiled code as printed images.
This program is presented as part of Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency. Workspace Residency is supported by generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. The Spring session of the Workspace Residency is dedicated in loving memory to former Squeaky Wheel board member Marguerite Doritty (1923-2020). Doritty was an important supporter of Buffalo’s media arts community, and she is greatly missed. Read about her legacy here.
Image: Jacob Nelsen-Esptein. Detail of Adobe Photoshop as a TIFF file, 2020