For the birds #1

I made a short podcast of the bird sounds from Prospect for my friend Jenny Odell. Here’s a zine and podcast.

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Basilica Hudson

  Photos by Juan Madrid. Basilica Hudson Soundscape, September 17 Protest Sign making Workshop    

Poetic Computation: Reader. Launch Party with HAWRAF

Poetic Computation: Reader is an online-book based on Taeyoon Choi’s lectures at the School for Poetic Computation. Designed and developed by HAWRAF, this new platform will be released open source and free to use. Come celebrate the book and learn about the features. Meet HAWRAF: Andrew Herzog, Carly Ayres, and Nicky Tesla, and editor Hannah Son.… Continue reading Poetic Computation: Reader. Launch Party with HAWRAF

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Liar’s Picnic 2017

Can you tell a true story from a false one? Liar’s Picnic, a project by artist Taeyoon Choi, is a participatory game where listeners must guess if the storyteller’s tale is true or false. Their agreement about the truth in story affects next round of play and the roles of the players take on. Based… Continue reading Liar’s Picnic 2017

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Seven Futures

  A collaboration with Christine Sun Kim Harvestworks April 29- May 9, 2017

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Sign Making Workshop LA

  There’s something profoundly fulfilling about making your own signs and protesting in the streets. Handwritten signs are personal and compelling. Signs can become an interface between crowd and city, a device to intervene in the public space and a tool for counter-narrative to the mainstream media. Sign making is an artistic form of social… Continue reading Sign Making Workshop LA

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Unwritten

A collaborative poem https://github.com/tchoi8/poetry/blob/master/poems/unwritten.md

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Sign Making Workshop NYC

Hand­written signs are personal, compelling inter­faces between people and the city. A sign can also be a device for inter­vening into public space or a tool for intro­ducing counter-narra­tives to the main­stream media. If we consider protest signs as a poetic medium for social engage­ment, a sign making workshop is a space to develop your… Continue reading Sign Making Workshop NYC

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Womens March

Women’s March was exhilarating! I pledge to respect, empower, support women, LGBTQ, immigrant, people who move, think, communicate differently, all the beautiful people, everywhere, everyday. Melanie Hoff took my signs to the D.C.!

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2016 in review

Things I did with collaborators in 2016. Organized Learning to Teach conference with Tega Organized Design and Technology 101 with Mushon Organized Coding 0 to 1 with Luisa Organized Architectural History of Computation tour with Ingrid Spoke about Digital Poetics at a roundtable in CUNY Graduate Center Held Somethings In Residence at NYU ITP. Thanks to Nancy, Midori, Dan O’, George Helped Circuit Scores: Electronics After… Continue reading 2016 in review

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Poetics and politics of computation

Class at SFPC Summer 2016, June~August. Tuesday 10 am ~ 12:30pm, 155 Bank street, NYC Class website  Instructor: Taeyoon Choi. “Poetics and politics of computation” is a class for students to build conceptual tools and critical lens for artistic work with technology. In this class, students will learn about the history and contemporary issues of… Continue reading Poetics and politics of computation

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Open Circuit, Open City

Building a computer by hand, I found a lot of time to think while repeatedly soldering and wiring. I grew appreciation about the history from learning about how the computers evolved over time. Also, by learning about what has only become possible recently, I was inspired to imagine a different relationship with technology, an alternate… Continue reading Open Circuit, Open City

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iPad

iPad, Acrylics on canvas, 8 *12 inches, 2013

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Walking chimes

A collaboration by Taeyoon Choi and Christine Sun Kim We created a hybrid of both bells and wind chimes, each activated by different people’s walks. We observed a number of local people walking on this very block, and rendered each person’s different rhythm, passing time with the wind chimes. We invite you to press and… Continue reading Walking chimes

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Coding 0 to 1, Grids

Introductory coding workshop for North Korean students at NKgo Daum School in Seoul. “NKgo Daum School Academy is an academic facility created solely to educate and foster North Korean students.” – Daum School I was invited by the US Embassy in Seoul to lead a one day workshop for students between age of 17~27. Most… Continue reading Coding 0 to 1, Grids

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Interdependence

Uncertainty School participant exhibition, Interdependence, 2016, Commissioned by SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016 Time: September 28 (Wednesday) – November 20 (Sunday) Opening: September 28 (Wednesday) 7pm Venue: Community Gallery of Buk-Seoul Museum of Art Program: “Conversation with the artists” September 28 (Wednesday)  7pm~8pm Uncertainty School participant exhibition Interdependence presents the participants’ works and progress of the program. Uncertainty School invited artists,… Continue reading Interdependence

Future Proof

A collaboration by Taeyoon Choi and Christine Sun Kim In the traditional sense of time, a bell-ringer notifies the hour of the day and notifies people to attend religious or public services. In a different sense of time, the wind chimes make the passing of time noticeable. It renders time as abstract rather than a series of numeric marks. However, contemporary… Continue reading Future Proof

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On the greatest teachers

On the greatest teachers Learning to love someone is one of the most challenging task in life. Patience, to listen closely to another person, takes courage. Compassion, to share your deepest emotion, takes determination. When your love for someone amounts greater than your self-love or fear, your world’s gravitational field shifts, axis of rotation tils.… Continue reading On the greatest teachers

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A Skateboarder’s Guide to Fulton Mall

Take to skateboards in an exploration of four-wheeled transportation and local architecture along one of Brooklyn’s most iconic thoroughfares. Participants of all ages and skills are invited to join in this tour that aims to disrupt our conceptions of how we pass through a street. Following the tour, we’ll collaborate on a map-making exercise considering… Continue reading A Skateboarder’s Guide to Fulton Mall

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Bit’s journey

  Bit’s journey is an game about writing code and executing the program. The goal is to move the Bit, tiny figure, from Start to End, collecting as many stars as possible on the way. The Bit can only follow the lines and move one point at a time. On the game board, you write… Continue reading Bit’s journey

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Drawing robot

Drawing robot exercise helps student to learn computation, specifically the concept of commands and pixels by communicating with another student using their bodies. Video documentation from Signing Coders at BRIC. This exercise was designed specifically for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, the exercise can be used for a wide variety of… Continue reading Drawing robot

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Unlearning Disability

4/16/2016. Pioneerworks, New York Summit on pedagogy Unlearning is not “not-learning,” it’s the process of disengagement from conventional methods found in most schools and learning environments. It’s questioning of the way certain knowledge is produced, distributed and obtained. It’s a deliberate dismissal of the power structure inert in the knowledge. In this workshop, we will… Continue reading Unlearning Disability

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Art=Tech

Art=Tech by ITP Teachers Corps. A small group of graduate students taught workshops for 20+ middle and high school students, parents and teachers. The workshops: Soft circuit, paper mechanism, stop motion animation and sound manipulation. It was heartwarming to see the youth and the graduate students bond over the day. ITP Teachers Corps is initiated… Continue reading Art=Tech

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Errantic poetry

While participating in the Occupy movement in 2011, I made some protest signs in Zuccotti Park in New York City. One sign was a poem, Absence is presence with distance, which I wrote the day after Occupy protesters were evicted from the park. Since then, this poem has been my reference point for thinking about social movements… Continue reading Errantic poetry

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Digital poetics

    “I walk and I enhance things” is a line from the chapbook, “picking figs in the ˚̥̞̞̽̽ͯ garden while my world eats Itself,” by Katie Rose Pipkin. I asked Pipkin if that particular, uncanny line was written by her or the software. She responded whimsically and honestly, “I don’t know.” It was a… Continue reading Digital poetics

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