Rob Seward is an artist and programmer. His work has been exhibited at the Blanton Museum, Austin; CVZ Contemporary, New York; Center For Opinions in Music and Art, Berlin; and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax. He has lectured at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Columbia University; and Location One, both in New York. He holds a master's from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Before getting his master's, he worked in collaboration with composer Fred Lerdahl creating software based on the Generative Theory of Tonal Music. Rob lives and works in New York City.

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Solo Exhibitions

2010 Four Letter Words and Death Death Death, CVZ Contemporary, New York, NY

2008 Umwelt III (HOME), New York, NY

2007 Some Old Thoughts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015Digital Revolution, Teniska Museet, Stockholm

2014Digital Revolution, Barbican, London, UK

2011Design in Motion, Sydney, Australia

 Wanderlust, Woodstock, NY

 Volta NY, CSM, New York, NY

 Nuit Blanche, Bloc Jam, Montreal, QC

2010The Babycastles Arcade, Showpaper 42nd Street Gallery, New York, NY

 Vimeo Awards, IAC, New York, NY

 Film Festival, Northend Studios, Detroit, MI

 Subject of Learning / Object of Study, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

2008Amerika, Hamburger Kulturtag, Hamburg

 Precinct: Konzert und Videospielhalle, COMA, Berlin

 Precinct: Konzert und Videospielhalle, Fleetstreet Theater, Hamburg

 WWIII, Jersey City, NJ

2007Mish Mash, CVZ Contemporary, New York, NY

 Digital Long Island Media Festival, Huntington, NY

 Video Art & Architecture, Cultural Communication Centre of Klaipeda, Lithuania

 Flesh, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

2006CVZ Contemporary, New York, NY

 ATTITUDE, Bitola, Macedonia

 FRAME — International Dance-Video Festival, Porto, Portugal

 VideoChannel, Cologne, Germany

 Cologne OFF II, Cologne, Germany

 River's Edge Film Festival, Paducah, KY

 ITP Spring Show, New York University, New York, NY

 Scope Art Fair, Perpetual Art Machine, New York, NY

2005Ocularis, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

 2005 Juried Show, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA. Jurors: Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett

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The Dirty Goat #24, Rob Seward: Four Letter Words

Today and Tomorrow, "Four Letter Words"

Ceci Moss, Rhizome, "Four Letter Words (2010) - Rob Seward"

Kyle Studstill, PSFK, Robotic Installation Generates Phrases With Physical Type

Cliff Kuang, Fast Company, Type-Design Experiment Veers Toward Darkness

Joeseph L. Flatley, Engadget, Four Letter Words robot plays word association, swears quite a bit

Melody Chamlee, Rhizome, "Tools of the Trade: Umwelt III (HOME) at 119 Chambers"

MATHIAS BECKER, Taz, "Von Maschinen und Menschen"

VVORK, Umwelt II

Sue Carter Flinn, Akimbo, "Halifax"

Clive Thompson, Collision Detection, "Can this Piece of Art Predict the Future?"

Regine Debatty, We Make Money Not Art, "Psychic Forces"

Ami Kealoha, Cool Hunting, "ITP Spring Show 2006",

Clive Thompson, Collision Detection, "Tag — the Simplest Video Game in the World"

Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker, "INCOMPREHENSIBLE"