The door opens. Initiate subroutine – Human Interaction. Return true. Something similar like this must occur when they meet us, or each other.


In this hybrid artwork developed exclusively for Android and iOS mobile devices, James Keepnews utilizes stories, video and music to create a multimedia holler, describing a near-future that is far from "post-human".




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UPDATE: Because of the high-resolution video and audio associated with this app and attendant bandwidth issues, some users are reporting difficulties when watching the video associated with "I Gotta Breathe". Those videos may be watched directly from this website by clicking here.

James Keepnews was born in New Rochelle, NY and raised in nearby Pelham. He received his B.A. in English from Hamilton College and his M.F.A. in Electronic Art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As a musician and composer, he has performed and/or recorded with such artists as George Lewis, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Daniel Carter, The New York Chapter of Crafty Guitarists and Blown Woofer, among many others. He has performed with improvised computer-interactive video and music systems at The Kitchen, Bard College and other locations. His writing has appeared in the New Haven Advocate, Bass Guitar, Fairfield Weekly, Metroland, The Squid's Ear and Reign of Toads. As an independent consultant, he has provided web and multimedia development services for several Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, not-for-profits and other organizations. "I Gotta Breathe" is his first mobile app.

Limited edition, high-resolution giclee prints of images taken from the video created for "I Gotta Breathe" will be availble for sale from this website soon. Watch this space for more details....

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I Gotta Breathe: A Post-Singularity Blues

by James Keepnews