Bio

Lori entered the advertising world right around the time of the dot-com boom, but just in case you think her timing is impeccable, she also loaded up on Pets.com stock. Lori is a fabulous sound technician, a renowned Oklahoma historian, and is famous for never wearing the same thing twice, but her most formidable skill lies in bringing interactive experiences to glorious life. Lori’s work on Corona, CareerBuilder, Panera and many others has won numerous industry awards and kept legions of users from actually interacting with other human beings.  In her precious little free time, Lori is also an artist, and teaches sound courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.   

CV

Work

Vice President, Senior Producer, Digital at Cramer-Krasselt
August 2004 – Present (11 years 3 months)

Cramer-Krasselt is the 2nd largest independent advertising agency in the US and is known for integrated iconic campaigns for clients Corona, Porsche, Crocs, Panera Bread and Rozerem.

It’s Lori’s charge to advise the agency on creative marketing opportunities within the interactive, mobile and social spaces. She maintains an active research practice and seeks out opportunities that can be leveraged for creative marketing applications. Lori educates, fosters collaboration and finds creative solutions for technical challenges by engaging technically specialized partners.

Lori has worked on a wide range of projects including viral phenomena Monk-e-Mail for CareerBuilder, the immersive Corona Beach, Panera Bread’s Hard Road to Delicious as well as several model launches for Porsche.

 

American Association of Advertising Agencies CreateTech Committee Memmber
Joined October 2016

CreateTech is both an annual conference and an ongoing 4A’s initiative, providing a forum for technologists and creatives working in advertising.

 

Part-Time Faculty at School of the Art Institute of Chicago
January 2002 – June 2011 (9 years 6 months)

Lori maintains an active artistic practice and has a passion for teaching and facilitating creativity. Over the years she’s taught courses in Art & Technology Studies, Sound, Art History, Theory & Criticism and Performance. She teaches a studio course in sound in the evenings. This course focuses on analog studio techniques, field recording and surveys works in sound and writings on audio culture.

 

Freelance Producer at Ogilvy / Chicago

February 2011 – May 2011 (4 months)

While at Ogilvy Lori produced web experiences for Kimberly Clark and American Family Insurance.

 

Senior Producer at R/GA
September 2010 – December 2010 (4 months)

While working in the start-up Chicago office Lori was the Lead Producer supporting the SC Johnson business. Accounts included Glade, OFF! and Raid.

 

Co-Curator at OPENPORT: Realtime Performance, Sound & Langauge Festival & Symposium

March 2006 – January 2008 (1 year 11 months)

OPENPORT 2007 brought together artists from a diverse set of contemporary practices for an international festival featuring live acts and real-time transmissions from practitioners within performance, sound, and the language arts. The 2007 festival presented thirty-three artists, both established and emerging, in a series that took place over four weekends in February 2007 at Links Hall, an intimate performance space in Chicago. In addition to 12 nights of live performance, OPENPORT included a symposium of leading theorists, artists and writers held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an Panel discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center as well as lectures at the Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Freelance Designer & Web Developer at Niedermaier
August 2003 – October 2004 (1 year 3 months)

Lori worked directly with influential Chicago furniture designer, Judy Niedermaier, to create an updated image and web presence for Niedermaier’s high end furniture company, NIEDERMAIER, and skincare product line, American Vitamin Company.

 

Freelance Programmer at Insight Product Development
July 2003 – August 2003 (2 months)
Lori worked closely with specialists in Usability Research, Interaction Design, and Technical Documentation to create a fully functional software prototype of the Bose Lilo MP3/Audio CD player. This software model was to be used for usability testing and ultimately guided manufacturing during the fabrication process.

 

Senior User Experience Engineer at Bluestreak Inc.
August 1999 – February 2001 (1 year 7 months)

While in full start-up mode one of the founders recognized Lori’s creative and technical potential and so the mentoring in application development, the business of starting a business and understanding the needs of marketing online began. It was an amazing time and she owes her strong technical foundation to the extraordinary engineering team and leadership at bluestreak. During this time Lori managed a development team in the creation of rich media based marketing campaigns. This required working closely with publishers, agencies, and clients to ensure smooth deployment of bluestreak’s interactive streaming media applets. Lori liaised between bluestreak development, engineering, marketing teams and helped shape bluestreak’s releases of its rich media creation tool, On-The-Fly, proprietary scripting language, blueScript, and the Java-based rich-media components, atomPaks by representing the requirements of end users.

 

Assistant On-line Video Editor at 1^3
March 1997 – August 1997 (6 months)

Lori was the assistant to on-line editor and special effects creator, Arturo Cubacub. She trained on Discreet Logic’s FIRE, worked in the duplication facilities and interacted closely with agencies, clients and other post-production studios to coordinate editing schedules. Clients included: Philip Morris, Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson, Essential Pictures, Oldsmobile: Intrigue, L&M, Marlboro, Budweiser, Playstation, Blockbuster, Cheer and others.

Education

HYPERISLAND, Master Class, New York, July 19-21, 2010

 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Master of Fine Arts / Time Arts Studio
1998

 

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Bachelor of the Arts
Music Program Zero / Integrated Arts
1996

 

Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Intensive language, gamelan and dance instruction
September 1994 to January 1995

 

Smolny College, St. Petersburg, Russia
Intensive Russian language instruction
July 1993 to August 1993

 

Oklahoma Summer Art Institute at Quartz Mountain, Lone Wolf, OK
Scholarship awarded for three summers of intensive study in photography
Summers of 1990, 1991, 1992

Grants

Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award
Interdisciplinary and Computer Art
2005

Residencies

Catwalk, Catskill, NY
August 05 through August 17, 2008

 

Roger Brown Residency, Buffalo, MI
December 22 through Jan 03, 2005

 

Roger Brown Residency, Buffalo, MI
December 24 through Jan 05, 2003

 

Splinter Group Artist in Residence, Chicago, IL
April 1998 to August 1998

Awards

Communication Arts Magazine, Web Pick of the Day, Panera Bread: Live Consciously. Eat Deliciously.

 

Awwwards Site of the Day April 02, 2017, The New Porsche Panamera.

 

Awwwards Site of the Day March 12, 2013, Panera Bread: Live Consciously. Eat Deliciously.

 

FWA, April 1, 2013, Panera Bread: Live Consciously. Eat Deliciously.

 

Silver ADDY Award 2011 Cayenne.com

 

Creativity 38, Honorable Mention, Consumer Website The Corona Beach

 

FWA Site of the Day, June 26, 2008, The Corona Beach

 

Webby Award Winner 2007, Interactive Advertising: Viral Marketing, Monk-e-Mail

 

Cannes Cyberlion Finalist 2007, Age-o-Matic

 

Grand Prize Buzz Winner 2006, Adweek Magazines’ Buzz Awards, Monk-e-Mail

 

Best Buzz in the Internet Category 2006, Adweek Magazines’ Buzz Awards, Monk-e-Mail

 

Wall Street Journal’s Marketplace names Monk-e-Mail the best ad in ‘06.

 

Webaward 2008, Outstanding Achievement in Website Development, The Corona Beach

 

Webaward 2007, Best Airline Website, AirTran Raceway

 

Webaward 2006, Best Email Website, Monk-e-Mail

 

Webaward 2006, Best Investor Relations Website, AirTran e-Annual

Publications

Electronic Literature Collection
The Jew’s Daughter.
2006

 

Performance Research Journal
Essay and excerpt of The Error Engine
January 2005 issue

 

Silence
Contributed the track Bird Song to the collection of sound pieces curated on the theme “A Call for Silence,” cd released by The Sonic Arts Network

 

My Name Is Captain, Captain. Released by Eastgate Systems
April 2002

Bibliography

Taschen’s Web Design: Navigation, features the immersive 3D experience The Corona Beach Web Design: Navigation by Julius Wiedemann, February 2009

 

Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary, N. Katherine Hayles, University of Notre Dame Press, 2008

 

The Emily Dickinson Journal Lori Emerson’s critical essay, My Digital Dickinson, features Judd Morrissey & Lori Talley’s, The Jew’s Daughter
The Emily Dickinson Journal – Volume 17, Number 2, Fall 2008, pp. 55-76

 

Intermediation: The Pursuit of a Vision, N. Katherine Hayles, Journal: New Literary History, Volume 38, Number 1, Winter 2007, pp. 99-125

 

Letters That Matter : The Electronic Literature Collection, Vol. 1, by John Zuern, Electronic Book Review, October 2007

 

Iowa Review Web
Critical essay on My Name Is Captain. and Interview with Lori Talley & Judd Morrissey by Jessica Pressman
March 2003 issue

Curatorial

Co-Curator at OPENPORT: Realtime Performance, Sound & Langauge Festival & Symposium

OPENPORT 2007 brought together artists from a diverse set of contemporary practices for an international festival featuring live acts and real-time transmissions from practitioners within performance, sound, and the language arts. The 2007 festival presented thirty-three artists, both established and emerging, in a series that took place over four weekends in February 2007 at Links Hall, an intimate performance space in Chicago. In addition to 12 nights of live performance, OPENPORT included a symposium of leading theorists, artists and writers held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an Panel discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center as well lectures at the Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lectures, Exhibitions, Performances

The Bedroom, Brooklyn, NY
Mark in Plastic a sound work by Lori Talley & Nathan Butler (Mark Jeffery performing)
Show: Gifted Saturday April 13, 2013

 

OPENPORT, Chicago
Double Pole Double Throw: is a sound and movement based performance created by Nathan Butler and Lori Talley performed at the winter return of OPENPORT: Real-time Performance, Sound & Language festival at Links Hall.
November 30 & December 2, 2007

 

FILE: Electronic Language International Festival 2006 Rio de Janeiro
Reading from The Error Engine and Lecture on Foreign Text Acquisition
August 14 – September 3, 2006

 

E-Poetry 2005: An International Digital Poetry Festival, London, England
Reading from The Error Engine and Lecture on Foreign Text Acquisition
September 28 – October 3, 2005

 

Taxi Gallery, Cambridge, England
38 Stanesfield Road: The Mooring of Richard Anynumber
Opened February 5, 2005

 

Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Reading and installation of The Error Engine
January 27 – March 6, 2005

 

Gallery 1926, Chicago, IL
Reading and installation of The Error Engine
September 24 – October 3, 2004

 

Overgaden Sound Art Festival Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art in central Copenhagen, Denmark
August 6 – September 5, 2004

 

Digital arts colloquium hosted by de Laboratoires PARAGRAPHE, de l’Université Paris 8, at Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, Cerisy, Normandy, France
July, 20-30, 2004

 

Computers and Writing Conference 2004, Honolulu, HI
Panel discussion and reading
June 10-13, 2004

 

3030, Chicago, IL
Reading and installation of The Error Engine
May 2004

 

National Review of Live Art In a cloak of shame he will carry six bodies inside of me. British Premiere, at The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland
March 17-19, 2004

 

Rethinking Space and Time Across Science, Literature, and the Arts, the seventeenth annual conference of the Society for Literature and Science, Austin, TX
October 23-26, 2003
The Book Reconsidered, Mobius, Boston Cyberarts 2003, Boston, MA
April 26-May 17, 2003

 

E-POETRY 2003: An International Digital Poetry Festival West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
April 23-26, 2003

 

Cello improvisations for Mark Booth’s 365 Days Renamed, Performing Arts Chicago, Edge Festival
April 26, 2003

 

Language and Encoding Symposium, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
November 8-9, 2002

 

Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Al Qaeda R US: an interactive video installation by Wafaa Bilal with sound design by Lori Talley
Opening November 8, 2002

 

Gallery 1926, Chicago, IL,
DARK NIGHTS
October 18, 2002

 

Crudeoils.us, Visiting Artist
June 2002

 

Decordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, MA
“Web Racket: Contemporary Interactive Web Art”
June 8 to September 1 2002

 

State of the Arts Symposium: A Symposium on Electronic Literature, Los Angeles, CA
April 6 to April 9, 2002

 

P0es1s, International Exhibition of Digital Poetry, Munich, Kassal and Liepzig, Germany
opening May 26, 2000

 

Ropes Lectures, University of Cincinnati, OH
February 2000

 

DAC 2001: Digital Arts and Culture, Providence, RI
April 25-28, 2001

 

Electronic Cabaret, Brown University, Providence, RI
May 15, 1999

 

Boston CyberArts, Cambridge, MA
May 2, 1999

 

Technology Platforms for Twenty-first Century, Providence, RI
April 7 to April 9, 1999

 

ISEA’97 (International Symposium of Electronic Arts), Chicago, IL
September 1997

 

Milton Avery Arts Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
bachelor of arts thesis performance: bulan.satu.13.8.tigereye: sound, film and video
May 15 1996

 

Brook House, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Tabuan, outdoor interactive sound-objects
May 1995

 

The Tivoli School House , Tivoli, NY
solo exhibit: Sirocco, video/sound/photographs
December 1995