Michael Theodore, associate professor of composition, is also a multimedia artist. His technology-informed work has been presented across the United States, and in Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Spain, Germany, Sweden, France, Australia, Japan and China. Michael created large-scale sound/art installations with roboticist Nikolaus Correll and touring pieces with performance artist Michelle Ellsworth. He is half of the electroacoustic “hardcore Americana” project, Batteries Die, with punk-folk artist Tim Eriksen. He also released a recording with Glen Whitehead (Psychoangelo/Panauromni) that received a “Top Ten Classical Music Recordings of 2010” pick from TimeOut Chicago.
- Jiffer Harriman, Matthew Bethancourt, Abhishek Narula, Michael Theodore, and Mark Gross. 2016. SolidNoise: Making Musical Robots. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2504-2510. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892539 . (San Jose, California — May 7 - 12, 2016).
- Jiffer Harriman, Michael Theodore, and Mark Gross. 2015. The Kitsch-Instrument: Hackable Robotic Music. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 141-144. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2677199.2680593 (Stanford, California — Jan. 15 - 19, 2015).
- Jiffer Harriman, Michael Theodore, Nikolaus Correll and Hunter Ewen. 2014. Endo/Exo: Making Art and Music with Distributed Computing In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME '14). (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK – June 30 - July 3, 2014).