Jenny Rodenhouse

Selected Work

Camera based interfaces and algorithmic seeing




Exhibited at: 
Die Digitale Digital Jokes. Düsseldorf Germany. 10.22.21
Commissioned and Exhibited by Take Shape, Cyberspace. Online. 03.20.21

Download available for Mac and Windows here. Please note the application uses your web camera

From the company that brought you your favorite doorbell delivery and dash moments comes the new RingGYM, ding-dong! Because we believe stronger communities are the key to safer neighborhoods, RingGYM delivers the same intensity you watch everyday through your smart doorbell but now as a workout. Sign up today! Each RingGYM neighborhood NETWORK features exercises that were crafted from the best local on-camera deliveries, motion-triggered activities, and security history. Get strong, stay safe, and never leave home! From the comfort of inside, follow along with RingGYM BODYBUILDERS as they perform popular workouts outside like “6 Pack with 6 Pack Abs”, “Suspicious Standing”, or “Same-Day Delivery-Squats”. Building RingGYM BODIES to build safer RingGYM neighborhoods. (< sarcasm)

Under the guise of safety and security, smart doorbells now collect and share motion-triggered activities with the public and law enforcement. Extending the front porch into public space, smart doorbells have created an active broadcasting stage where human bodies bend, drop, place, hide, wait, run, and generate evidence on command by those who can afford to remain inside. Appropriating the ‘home workout’, RingGYM is a parody in app form, but it is also an app that you can actually workout to. Launch RingGYM, navigate the neighborhood NETWORK workouts, and follow along with a virtual RingGYM BODYBUILDER using your webcam to experience these warped visions of the “outside” — scenes of conjecture, capitalism, and crime. As a form of simulation and imitation, RingGYM creates virtual exercises from real videos collected by smart doorbells to elucidate the power structures, privacies, and labors from outside the home and bring them inwards.

Quo Addis?

Video & Website


For agps Architecture

Exhibited at: 
Venice Architecture Biennial 2021 — How will we live together?

Video and website for installation Quo Addis? – Conflicts of Coexistence, in the Co-habitats section of the Venice Architecture Biennial 2021 — How will we live together? The installation includes a fictional model of the city of Addis Ababa.

full video


Application & Live Stream


Exhibited at:
Dutch Design Week 10.17.20-10.25.20
Ars Electronica .ART Gallery 9.9.20-9.23.20
DDDD Gallery 7.7.20-8.8.20

Public displays of contest, survival, and stamina have been relocated, from arenas to grocery stores. Combining these past and present sites of global competition, The World Federation of Sphere Detection Sports (WFSDS) shifts our focus from plastic balls to edible spheres using circle recognition technology to generate a virtual sport.

Combining all ball-related sports, WFSDS interface triggers digital players to perform prescribed sphere identification behaviors: kick, catch, swing, hit, and chase over scenes of passing produce, paper products, and alcohol. Watch this season and cheer for your favorite purchase when WFSDS launches its live stream over Prisma’s 24/7 grocery store “Belt Cam” in Helsinki. Who is playing who? Who purchased the melon? Who is winning? No one knows.

Project by: Jenny Rodenhouse with Keda Jiang & Soo Jin Lee
Featuring broadcast by: Prisma, “The Belt 24/7”, Helsinki Finland
Circle Detection by: OpenCV
Best Sphere Sport Commentary Compilation by: Soon Jin Lee & Jenny Rodenhouse, featuring music from “Jock Jams Volume 1”

WFSDS Highlights