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Greg Shakar

Adjunct, Alumni, Class of 2001

Courses Taught: Intro to Physical Computing
New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Gregory Shakar is an artist and musician whose work seeks to reveal the emotive implications of electronic media and physical devices. Early in his career he composed electronic music, played guitar, bass and other instruments, and did production and audio engineering for noise bands. These endeavors let to the commercial release of a number of records and CDs. His more recent interests lie in the post-disciplinary intersection of sculpture, installation art, product design, performance and computational media. His interactive installations have employed over-sized undulating pixels, melodic electrical arcs and towering sonorous metronomes. Shakar's solo work and collaborative performances have been presented worldwide, including venues in New York, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Geneva, Montreal, Turin, Bergen and Kyoto. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria and served as both a Fellow and a Resident Researcher at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Some of the honors he has received include: First Prize for Digital Art from the VAD Festival, a Bronze Prize from I.D. Magazine's Interactive Design Review and an Honorable Mention from Prix Ars Electronica. Shakar holds a BA from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MPS from ITP where he is currently an Adjunct Professor. He is a life-long resident of New York City.