[ISEA2006] Panel: Nancy Nowacek, Katie Salen & Marina Zurkow – Karaoke Ice

Panel Statement

Panel: Zero One Residencies

Imagine an ice cream truck transformed into a mobile karaoke unit, driven by a squirrel cub with a penchant for cheap magic, deployed to spark spontaneous interaction between citizens of Cesar Chavez Plaza. Participants perform for an audience from a stage in the transformed rear of the vehicle, and use a customized karaoke engine to select, sing, and record a song. Free popsicles lure passersby to participate. The resulting mix is one that celebrates the power of music to entice and inflame, as well as the sense of community that can be fostered among strangers trapped in a terrestrial network.

  • Nancy Nowacek, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Art Director, writer and photographer affiliated with Metropolis magazine, and Parsons the New School for Design
  • Katie Salen, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Director of Graduate Studies, Design and Technology, Parsons the New School for Design, affiliated with gameLab
  • Marina Zurkow, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Artist, affiliated with Parsons the New School for Design, and NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program.