Artist Statement

Read To Me creates a space that visually reacts to words being read aloud. The goal was a prototype for a dynamic system that responds to literary performance, something that could be applied to live readings the same way new media visuals are so often applied to music. The event and development process were deliberately structured to bring writers in collaboration with technologists and game developers, with the hope of promoting further innovation and communication.


Maxwell Neely-Cohen is a writer living in New York City. He is the author of the novel Echo of the Boom.

His essays and non-fiction have been featured in places like The New Republic, The Millions, and BOMB Magazine. He dabbles in creative technology, music, and interactive storytelling projects. Brooklyn Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture.

Undefined Spaces

Undefined Spaces is a behind-the-scenes look at artists' experiences as they create their own work. Through interviews and documentation of their projects, Undefined Spaces shares their unique perspectives and the struggles artists confront as they take risks and make new discoveries.

Undefined Spaces | Maxwell Neely-Cohen | 6:45

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