John Capogna creates semi-anonymous, semi-biographical art from the open road. He works with code to find empathetic expressions in human-machine interaction to explore topics of surveillance, digital nomadism, and urban isolation. Lately he's been researching video games as a storytelling medium to explore the unique relationship between game creator and game player. His work has been shown at the NY MoMA and the Museum of Innovation, and featured in publications such as WIRED, Core77, Fast Company and Make Magazine. He was a resident at IBM''s Center for Innovation in Visual Analytics.
John is currently the co-founder and CTO of a technology start-up. He has experience leading teams of developers, managing project budgets, and raising funds from investors to build high-profile projects.
The Tech, Museum of Innovation. LoveTech
. November 30, 2013. The Center SF, San Francisco, CA. An ongoing bi-monthly event that showcases innovative performances and party environments emphasizing new music technology.
Purring Tiger and the Black Rock Arts Foundation. MIZARU
. March 13 - Spetember 6, 2013. Brooklyn, NY. An interactive, musical and visual performance installation. Selected as an Honorarium Grant recipient for the 2013 Burning Man festival.
College Art Association, CAA Conference. TRANSMEDIATION
. February 13-16, 2013. New York Hilton. Solstice
and Moon Landing
selected as entries for a two-day curatorial exchange between 7 top-tier colleges.
O'Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World. Data Sensing Lab
. October 23-25, 2012. New York Hilton, Rhinelander North. Built a sensor network that logged attendees' activity and traffic.
Huy Bui, Carlos Gomez, Jon Schramm, Conor Klein, Yaya Wang, John Capogna.
. November 15, 2012 - January 13, 2013. Mark Miller Gallery
. Two month group installation.
Flux Foundation. Zoa
. August 27 - September 3, 2012. American Steel Studios
, Oakland, CA. Created with the Flux Foundation for the 2012 Burning Man Festival, Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
Queen's Nails Project. Fantasy Camp
. June 1 - July 9, 2011. Queen's Nails Gallery
, San Francisco, CA. LED Cube
shown for art and science exhibition.