John J.A. Jannone studies cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with a particular interest in collective art-making and live performance. He is an Associate Professor at Brooklyn College, and designed and directs the College's MFA program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA)
He teaches courses in music composition, collaboration, computer programming, performance, multi-camera television production, and television aesthetics.
He is an avid musician, martial artist, and athlete, and has recently taken an interest in traditional boxing and contact improvisation. His current artistic project is hard to describe, but you can learn more here: http://www.nightBears.org/ -- this project traveled Greece in October as part of the Koumaria New Meida Art Residency program;we worked for 10 days in the beautiful countryside near Sparta, and performed new work at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens.
He is the recipient of numerous grants, including National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation and CreativeIT grants.
John is the executive director of a family of summer arts camps for children; learn more at http://www.ballibayCamps.com
John believes in providing kids and adults with delicious food prepared from scratch using local, seasonal, and sustainably produced ingredients. He spent the summers of 2009-2012 working with incredible collaborators at the camps to provide this sort of foodservice to the camp community, and this summer the New York Times took notice; check it out!
He has two incredible young sons, Cairo and Marcel.
He spent a week this summer at one of the most amazing places on the planet: Mark Young's Leviathan Studio on Lasqueti Island, BC
He is a graduate of the Hoffman Process, White Sulfur Springs.
He is on the Advisory Board of Falkor Systems, Inc. -- a Flying Robot Company!
John has a relatively untended Visual Programming blog at http://blogs.pima-mfa.info/jannone
John also blogs his research in aphorisms at: http://www.johnjajannone.net/blog/ and thinks there will be about 100 of these when all is said and done.
He blogs his Crossfit workouts at: http://www.johnjajannone.net/xfit/ which as you can see have been few and far between of late.
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