Sarah is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator. She is a former artist-in-residence of the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and is currently a Technical Lead at The Barbarian Group and Adjunct Professor at NYU Polytechnic in Digital Media. Her work explores both the practical and expressive properties of wireless networks for connecting people who are in close proximity to each other in order to encourage participation within their immediate geographical location. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of California at Davis and a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Her project, “You Are Here”, is an experimental journalism-distribution network that leverages small, inexpensive, open-source wireless routers to deliver compelling, location-specific content to communities around New York. Starting with a series of high-quality audio pieces that reflect the unique culture and history of the people, politics and communities of the geographic area, the “You Are Here” servers act as a kind of digital town square where those nearby can exchange ideas, stories and information.