[NetBehaviour] Turbulence Commission: "Bronx Rhymes" by Claudia Bernett and Maria Ioveva

Jo-Anne Green jo at turbulence.org
Sat Nov 15 18:55:27 CET 2008

November 15, 2008
Turbulence Commission: "Bronx Rhymes" by Claudia Bernett and Maria Ioveva

"Bronx Rhymes" illuminates the history and significance of Hip Hop in the
Bronx by tagging important locations for Hip Hop (1520 Sedgwick, for
example) with posters. Each poster describes the historical significance of
that location in the form of a rhyme, and invites people walking by to join
in a rhyming battle by txt-ing their own rhyme from their mobile phone. The
website bronxrhymes.org displays the artists and locations along with all
the submitted rhymes elevating the most recent submission. Eventually,
visitors to the website will be able to rate existing rhymes, and add their

"Bronx Rhymes" is a 2008 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.,
(aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with
funding from the Jerome Foundation. 


Claudia Bernett is an artist and designer living and working in New York
City. Since receiving her MFA from Parsons School of Design in 2000, she has
been creating work that operates at the intersection of the digital and
physical realms, and explores cognitive responses to human-computer
interaction. She also works as an interaction designer in the Mobile and
Emerging Platforms group at R/GA where she leads the user interface
development on a wide variety of digital tools, toys, and experiences.

Maria Ioveva is an interaction designer and motion graphics artist. Her
interest in urban narratives has led her to the creation of "after-images"
of the city - animated dreamscapes in which past, present and fantasy
intertwine. In her projects she has reimagined classic New York silhouettes
such as the Brooklyn water-towers and the abandoned High Line rail line. She
received an MFA degree from Parsons School of Design in 2005, and currently
works as an Interaction Designer at R/GA for the Nike+ account.

For more Turbulence commissions, please visit http://turbulence.org.

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
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