contact: kevin @ blаckistone.com

Kevin Blackistone is a Baltimore based digital media artist currently exploring surveillance, inter-correlation, chance and emergent complexity. His is presently working in designs enveloping the viewer in interaction environments through aspects of dynamically controlled sound, lighting and projection.

He is a founding organizer and curator of the 2640 non-commercial community organizing and performance/arts space, a founder of the Videopolis moving image festival and scapescape music and arts festival in Baltimore, US. He is presently involved in the opening of the first location of a new series of an artists' space, venue and incubator.

Organization

Founder|Organizer 2640 Space
Event | Projection | Sound/light design | curation
Founder|Member Red Emmas Bookstore Coffeehouse
Events | Development | Curation | acoustic design
Researcher National Institute of Health : NIAAA/LNG/scbg
Bioinformatics | Behavior | Genomics | Addiction
Producer scapescape 2010..2015
Booking | Planning | Development | curation | lighting
Space Opening Co-Producer Friction_ @Gessnerallee [Zürich 2015]
Planning | Arrangement | execution | projection
Curation Videopolis 2008..2013
Organization | Curation | Design
Trustee St. Johns Board of Trustees 2007..2013
Fellowships

Johns Hopkins Saul Zaentz Innovation Fellow : 2016
NIH Technical IRTA Research Fellow : 2011-2014
Recent Video Design

Wume
Reactive Performative Projection
Future History
Interactive Projection
Light City Baltimore convergence feat. Concert Artists of Baltimore
Architectural Mapping | Live interaction
Annex Theater Flatland
interactive projection | mapping | holograms
Friction_ [Zürich,CH]
ambient installation | promotion
Baltimore Rock Opera Society Electric Pharaoh
Projection | Mapping | sync | interactive
Smoke Bellow Blooming 1
Videopolis
Interstitials | Ambience | Posters | Press
Music video
Viewing

From the Intangible to the Tangible [Zürich, CH] | Screenings
Part of Volumes Art Fair
LightholeInstallation | Audio
Friction_ [Zürich,CH] Installation | Performance
Barbarella's [Daegu,SK] Installation | Screening | performance
Rage [AU]Broadcast
Videopolis 2008..2013 Installations | Screenings
Maryland Art Place Performance
Design Center Performance
Transmodern Festival Performance
Copycat Theater Performance
Angel Falls Studios II Photography
The Metro Gallery Photography
2640 Space Photography
Red Emmas Photography
Shorty's photography | digital media | installation
Control Group Cinema Screening
Publication

Comparative analysis of the domestic cat genome reveals genetic signatures underlying feline biology and domestication.Montague MJ, Li G, Gandolfi B, Khan R, Aken BL, Searle SM, Minx P, Hillier LW, Koboldt DC, Davis BW, Driscoll CA, Barr CS, Blackistone K, Quilez J, Lorente-Galdos B, Marques-Bonet T, Alkan C, Thomas GW, Hahn MW, Menotti-Raymond M, O'Brien SJ, Wilson RK, Lyons LA, Murphy WJ, Warren WC. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 2;111(48):17230-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1410083111. Epub 2014 Nov 10. PMID: 25385592
Annotated features of domestic cat - Felis catus genome.Tamazian G, Simonov S, Dobrynin P, Makunin A, Logachev A, Komissarov A, Shevchenko A, Brukhin V, Cherkasov N, Svitin A, Koepfli KP, Pontius J, Driscoll CA, Blackistone K, Barr C, Goldman D, Antunes A, Quilez J, Lorente-Galdos B, Alkan C, Marques-Bonet T, Menotti-Raymond M, David VA, Narfström K, O'Brien SJ. Gigascience. 2014 Aug 5;3:13. doi: 10.1186/2047-217X-3-13. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25143822
Genomic Mutational Signature of Acetaldehyde Genotoxicity in Esophageal Squamous Cell CarcinomaKornel E. Schuebel#1, Phillip J. Brooks#1,2*, Qiaoping Yuan1, Pei-Hong Shen1, Isioma Mordi1, Mitsuru Kimura1,4, Tai Omori4, Hirofumi Kawakubo4, Kevin Blackistone1, Shan Yang3, Colin A. Hodgkinson1, Akira Yokoyama4, David Goldman1*.
Whole genome DNA cytosine methylation profiling in a rat model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Kornel Schuebel, Kevin Blackistone, Isioma Mordi, Qiaoping Yuan, Jennifer Thomas, David Goldman.
Selected for Poster Presentation at American College of Neuropsychopharmacology international meeting Dec. 8-12, 2013.
‡ESC-EZ Complex involved in Pre-Menstrual Disphoric Disorder
Dubey N, Schubel K, Mordi I, Blackistone K, Yuan Q, Goldman D
[‡In Production]
Presentations

Analysis of "Integration of Genome-wide Approaches Identifies lncRNAs of Adult Neural Stem Cells and Their Progeny In Vivo"[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2013.03.003]
Laboratory of Neurogenetics : NIH/NIAAA 2014
Whole genome DNA cytosine methylation profiling in a rat model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome[Poster Presentation]
K Schuebel, K Blackistone, I Mordi, Q Yuan, J Thomas, D Goldman.
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology international mtg. 2013. Genetics, Genomics & Informatics
Wham City Lecture Series 2013
A Review of "An anatomically comprehensive atlas of the adult human brain transcriptome"[Doi:10.1038/nature11405] 2013
Laboratory of Neurogenetics : NIH/NIAAA
Probability and Statistics. A History and Critique
Wham City Lecture Series 2011