Jenny Rodenhouse 
Selected Projects --          
    Live Stream    
    99¢ Space To Fit
    The Logistical Baroque
    The Enchanted Forest
    Xbox 360   
    Frame by Frame
    Personal Roving Mascot
    Sensor Salon
    NFL Fantasy Football
    Microsoft Gestures

Teaching+Programming --  
    MR Furniture
    BRB Symposium
    The Immersion Lab
    Wobbly Realities

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About -- 
    Jenny Rodenhouse (b.Tulsa, OK) is an artist, designer, and researcher in Los Angeles. Her work proposes that the interface is our new natural habitat, creating projects that explore our increasingly immersive, screen-based lifestyles. Working with both physical and digital media, she intertwines windowed structures, software, screens, rooms, furniture, and landscapes to examine the pervious aesthetics, power, and economy of the interface.

    Jenny is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Immersion Lab at ArtCenter College of Design, teaching for the Interaction Design Department and Media Design Practices MFA program. 

   Jenny holds a MFA degree from ArtCenter College of Design and Bachelors in Industrial & Interaction Design from Syracuse University (5-yr program). She has been a Fellow at Nature, Art, & Habitat Residency in Sottochiesa Italy, a Postgraduate Research Fellow at Media Design Practices ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena California, a designer and researcher at Microsoft Research in Social Computing, Xbox, and Windows Phone Advanced Development in Seattle Washington. While at Microsoft she worked on the first Windows Phone platform, explored the future of transmedia entertainment, prototyped emerging gestural interactions, designed and shipped the Xbox 2011 interface (Information Architecture to > Top Level UI to > Sign In to > Settings), and explored cross-platform social experiences for Microsoft Research and Xbox Live (Xbox + NFL).

    Her work has been shown at FEMMEBIT, Roger’s Office Gallery, IxDA 2019, The Swiss Architecture Museum; Architektur Galerie Berlin; BODY and the Anthropocene; the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture; Architecture + Design Museum; Open City Art City Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Post-Internet Cities Conference; The Graduate Center for Critical Studies; KAM Workshops: Artificial Natures; and CHI. Her projects have been featured in Wallpaper, The Guardian, Wired Magazine, Anti-Utopias, Test Plots Magazine, and Time Magazine.

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99¢ Space To Fit --

2017 / multi-channel video installation; exhibition
In collaboration with agps architecture

Exhibited: Architektur Galerie Berlin

Gallery talk: 23 november
Andreas Ruby in conversation with
Sarah Graham + Marc Angélil + Manuel Scholl
Jenny Rodenhouse, Karin Sander and Arno Brandlhuber

Exhibited: Transform, Switzerland Architecture Museum

Exhibited: Tabula Non Rasa, Basque Country Architecture Institute

Over half of the world’s videos are consumed on smartphones, 70x144 mm frames. 99¢ Space To Fit is a video that documents the 99¢ Space by Sarah Graham and Marc Angélil of agps architecture, using an out-of-pocket smartphone to explore 99¢ digital materiality.

The 99¢ Space project is a conceptual probe into making an inexpensive space. Through the obfuscation of the internet, overstock sales, and global manufacturing, we really don’t know the true cost of anything anymore. Investigating how little one can pay for a livable space in a warm climate, agps transformed a prefabricated barn in rural California into a live/work unit with minimum means and local sourcing.

To capture the project’s premise, the video 99¢ Space To Fit used a smartphone, its cheap display, accessible camera, and standard field of view, fitting 99¢ Space within these bounds. Performing for the camera, the  space was disassembled, scaled, and sectioned by the digital frame. The structure was then stitched back together from multiple points of view and time. Using an everyday medium that resulted in 99¢ colors, pixels, and seams, the video breaks from seductive resolutions and technology class systems to capture 99¢ Space within its everyday, investigative context.