Jeff CrouseFormer Adjunct, Class of
Jeff Crouse creates software, web applications, installations, and games that invite people to enjoy the absurdity of technology. His piece, Invisible Threads, a mixed reality installation about virtual labor, featured real workers making printable cotton jeans in a virtual sweatshop for paying customers. James Chimpton, a robotic, British monkey, interviewed the artists of the 2008 Whitney Biennial using information harvested from the web in real time. His fictional software, Godblock, a parental control program to protect kids from religious indoctrination, sparked an online debate on the dangers of both censorship and fanaticism. The Casual Encounters Game uses hardcore pornographic images from Craigslist as a basis for a competitive game.
His work has been shown at The Sundance Film Festival, Laboral Art Center in Gíjon, Spain, The Performa biennial, The Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, the storytelling series, StoryCollider, The Obie Awards, and featured in the Berkeley Art Museum Net Art. He has received grants from Rhizome and Turbulence, and has completed residencies at Eyebeam and Minneapolis Art on Wheels. He has pieces on permanent display in Dayton, Ohio, and Beirut, Lebanon.
Jeff received his MS from the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech in 2006 and then joined Eyebeam as a fellow from 2007-2010. He is currently a freelance programmer with studios such as Hush, Flightphase, and The Rockwell Group : LAB, and teaches at various NYC institutions.