Presentation of AIBO at Vertigo STARTS Days Paris, France at Centquartre

AIBO World Premier at Estonian Academy of Music blackbox theater

Sneak peek AIBO an emotionally intelligent artificial intelligent brainwave opera in the making

Keynote speaker World Usability Day Estonia 2019

Art Hack Practices, Routledge Press, Chapter 11 - "Cyborg Arts Co-Lab"

U.S Alumni TIES - Arts, Culture and Transforming Conflict Grantee, U.S. State Department

Vertigo STARTS Residency Blog for AIBO

Zero1 American Arts Incubator/U.S. State Department Cultural Envoy to Kyiv, Ukraine 2020 Lead Artist

Vertigo STARTS Residency begins

Elected Member AICA-USA, International Society of Art Critics, US Chapter

Interview Yale Radio

Paper Presented Open Fields 2019 Latvia

Paper Presented, ISEA 2019 Korea


Co-Author of OUTPUT: Translating Robots and Human Movers Across Platforms in a Sequentially Improvised Performance at ASIB 2019, Falmouth, UK

Vertigo STARTS Laureate, Horizon 2020 EU


Paper Presented at College Art Association, New Media Caucus on "Reframing Innovation"

Appointed Assistant Professor, Senior Researcher RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology, Riga, Latvia

Contributing Editor, PAJ (Performance Arts Journal) MIT Press


Paper Presenter ISCHMA Hong Kong


Peer Reviewer, Leonardo Journals


Featured Artist/Scholar, Archive of Digital Art

Lecture at ITMO University, and Smolny College, St. Petersburg State, Russia

Clot Magazine interview 

Artist Residency, Quartariata Arts and Technology Center, Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Leonardo LABS Abstracts Top Ranked Thesis Globally 2018 for "Noor, A Brain Opera"


Presentation of Emotionally Intelligent AI and BCI - Art-A-Hack Special Edition

Member, Digital Storytelling Lab, Columbia University

Autodesk article on Noor: A Brain Opera - "2 Heads—and a Brain-Computer Interface—Are Making Waves in the Art World"

Conference Committee and Co-Chair RIXC Art Science Festival, GLOBAL CONTROL, Riga, Latvia

International Scientific Review Board, Renewable Futures Conference, Alto University, Finland


Presenter, 3rd Annual Global Conference on Posthuman Ethics, NYU

External Thesis Reviewer, IDM, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Article in Russian Journal of Communication about "Noor: A Brain Opera

Panel presenter, Fred Forest and The Politics of Institutional Discrimination, White Box

Panel presenter, Breaking Boundaries, VR and Immersive Story Telling, St. Francis College

Curator and Presenter - Special Projects - SPRING/BREAK Art Show, with HarvestWorks/ThoughtWorks Arts

Awarded Artist Residency, QuartaRiata Residency of Arts and Technology, Peterhof, Russia

Guest Curator and Workshop Leader, Art-A-Hack, Special Edition Cyfest, St. Petersburg, Russia

Guest Lecturer MEDIT, Tallinn University Center of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture, Tallinn, Estonia

Collaborator, Enactive Virtuality Reality Research Group, Tallinn University, Estonia

Lecturer, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Presenter, Worlding the Brain, University of Amsterdam

Feature article in WomenCinemakers, Berlin

Selected Artist Presenter, NetGain Partnership

Parsons/New School mentions Cyborg Arts Co-Lab

Gates Foundation Magazine Article on Cyborg Arts Class at Parsons

Parsons MFADT Article on Fulbright World Learning Specialist Grant

Fulbright World Learning Specialist - Contemporary Opera On "Noor"

Women Cinemakers Official Selection

Co-Chair, RixC Art Science Festival, Riga, Latvia

Creative Tech Week NY - Biometrics and Immersion - 3 Views

Creative Tech Week NY - Lightening Talk

66 Brilliant Women in Creative Technology

Codes and Modes: Reframing Reality, Virtuality and Non-fiction Media

Research Roundtable, Creative Collaboration: Pioneer Works

Hack the Brain Science Gallery Trinity College, Dublin Ireland

Hack the Brain Science GalleryTrinity College Dublin Ireland Video

Director ThoughtWorks Arts Residency

Faculty Parsons/New School

Reviewer ISEA 2017 Manizales, Columbia

Emotiv Newsletter - Noor: A Brain Opera

CREATORS PROJECT - World's First 'Brainwave Opera' Is A Mind F*ck

Lecture from HOPE XI - Is The Brain The Next Hackable Driver?

Signal Culture - Research Residency

ICLI 2016 "Is There A Place In Human Consciousness Where Surveillance Cannot Go?"

ICLI 2016 Peer Reviewer 

Finalist, Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant - for the blog Planet 3D

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival Hong Kong "Noor A Brain Opera"

"Noor - A Brain Opera" ISEA HK art projects

International Program Committee, ISEA 2016 Hong Kong

Outstanding Academic Performance Award for Research Degree Students, 2015-16

City University of Hong Kong

ISEA 2015 Vancouver “The Brain As A Hackable Driver”

Media Lab @ the Met - 3 Years of Hacking the Institution

Sounds, Image, Data - NYU Steinhardt/Goldsmiths/Leonardo, The Brain As Reinterpretation Device

New York Electronic Arts Festival - Harvestworks

Hyperallergic named "Best Blog" by International Association of Art Critics


ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts online exhibition “Enhanced Vision – Digital Video 2015

Metropolitan Museum of Art Media Lab - Intern

Guardian, UK article "Meet the Brooklyn Futurist: The Group Using Star Trek to Save the World

Outer Places - Neuroscience and Volumetric Society

Accepted paper, ISEA2015, Vancouver - Disruption

Architecting The Future of Technology - Lecture at New York Institute of Technology

Project Leader, Hardware Hack Lab ThoughtWorks

Visiting Scholar, Parsons School of Design/New School University

Roundtable Presenter, ISEA Dubai

Selected participant, "Datafied Research", Transmediale, Berlin, Aarhus University, City University of Hong Kong

See these art/tech mashups from Art-A-Hack at Livestream Public

Feral Experiments, Big Apps, Australia

Art-A-Hack(TM) Collaboration Between Artists and Technologists, President

NYC BigApps Manhattan, Featured Speaker, "The Brain As A Visual Device"

"Unbound" A Tribute to Aaron Swartz at Thoughtworks, New York, "Surveillance Siddhi"

E2 Entrepreneur Squared at Inno-Center, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, Presenter

Hong Kong Polytech University School of Design, Lecture on "Creativity and Cognition"

"KHMER NOCTURNES", an RGBD Toolkit piece made in collaboration with the Metropolitan Musem of Art's Media Lab

The 3rd Annual Juried Video Show, Raritan College, "Surveillance Siddhi"

Curate NYC, "Surveillance Siddhi" one of 18 selected digital works out of 1,900 entries by Amanda Hunt, LAXART

THE IMAGINARY APP, group exhibition, Artisphere, Arlington, Virginia

Bushwick Film Festival, New Media Panel Presenter "Surveillance Siddhi"

HyphenHub Invited Member - Connecting Art, Technology and Business

Peer Reviewer, Leonardo Magazine/Electronic Journal

THE IMAGINARY APP, group exhibition, Museum  London, London, Ontario, Canada, September, 2013

Accepted into Ph.D. program in the School of Creative Media at Hong Kong City University

Past Tense, Future Imperfect curated by Koan Baysa, Art Share, L.A.

Video of Cyberfest in Russia, including lecture at the Hermitage

Nothing and Everything Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Curator, 3D Volumetric Society/CultureHub/LaMaMa Electric [Circus}

Media Circus in Time Out NY

National Academy of Design ARTalk, John Cage Centennial

Two Great Reads, John Cage Trust

Presenter, Art Panel ISEA 2012 New Mexico

Leaders In Software and Art (LISA

Video Train Mashup, Group Show, Local Project, Long Island City - also at La Casitas de Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Immersive Interiors Group Show, Studio Anise, Soho NY

Interview in the Brooklyn Rail concerning "Nothing and Everything

Presenter/Lecturer NYU IPT Camp

In the Belly of the Beast, New Media Show at CATM Chelsea

Literary Kicks Reviews "Nothing and Everything"

"Nothing and Everything" selected by Publisher's Weekly

Podcast for "Nothing and Everything"

Artistic Adviser, YuanFen Flow Beijing -Fostering China's Creative Entrepreneurs


ISEA 2012 New Mexico, Accepted Artist Panel Paper, “Myths of Creation & Destruction"

College Art Association, 2012, Is It Time to Question the "Privileging" of Visual Art?” Greta Berman and Ellen K. Levy. Video Presentation: Ellen Pearlman, Andrea Polli, Victoria Vesna, Patricia Olynyk, Jack Ox, Stephen Vitiello, and Marcia Lyons.

ISEA New Mexico 2012 Machine Wilderness Panel Reviewer

Submission Reviewer, ISEA 2012 New Mexico Machine Wilderness

Journal of Computational Media and Design, Issue No. 3  "I Move In Decades"

Awarded Thesis Research Grant for Banff Residency, University of Calgary

Presenter, Electra Montreal and ISEA Istanbul Art Market

Awarded Banff Artist Residency, Digital Media Research Film/Video, Banff Center, Canada

Awarded University of Calgary Graduate Conference Travel Grant

Awarded Center For Research In Fine Arts Grant, University of Calgary, Canada

3rd Buddhism and Science Conference, National University of Singapore, Aug. 2011 and Kong Meng Sang Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore


ISEA ISTANBUL 2011 "Transcending into the Virtual: Presence Prognostications and the Re-Calibration of Telematic Art"

Makerbot 3D Workshop, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn

A Guide To Using the Kinect - Harvestworks, NY

Named Videotage Hong Kong FUSE Artist in Residence

Co-Director, Syneme Summer II in Telematic Art

"Here and There", a World Premiere of a work conceived 39 years ago for the dynamics of the Internet by renowned American Composer Stuart Sanders Smith. Played by Joshua Fielder and members of the Tavel Arts Telematic Collective. Sensor glove and visual effects by Ellen Pearlman

"Nuclear Sweet" featured in CMD Journal

"Nuclear Sweet" a telmatic work chosen as the "Wild Card" Emerging Artist Choice at the Happening Festival

Contributing Editor, Computational Media and Design Journal,

ResoNations, Arts for Peace of the UN-NGO WAFUNIF Sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations


United Nations on-line panel member: Real Time Interaction - Innovation and Development in Internet Telecommunications Technologies, Innovations Talks III: Real-Time Interaction via Internet Technologies -- Meeting Development Goals, Enhancing Potentialities and Implementing Access 2-3 December 2010​

Co-Founder, Syneme Summer I -VIMEO Video Videotage Hong Kong

TAMSIL (Tsinghua University Art and Science Media Laboratory ) with Parsons School of Design, Inaugural International Symposium on Media Art Laboratories, Beijing, China

© 2019 by Ellen Pearlman

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