Ted Hayes is a hacker-poet, conceiving objects and experiences that explore the sublime and the enigmatic through recombination, emergence and deconstruction. He is a proponent of what he has dubbed “Research Art,” or art as science experiment: a work driven by questions, but without obvious conclusions, that raises new questions while enveloping and engaging the audience. Ted’s works range from a group of language-inventing robots to a mythological city-founding ritual for soprano and string quartet, is a graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and is recently the recipient of a New Radio and Performing Arts commission. Ted has spoken on the subject of Research Art and Language Machines at TEDxGallatin, Crossing Arts Gallery and Dorkbot, and his work has been shown and performed at Grounds for Sculpture, TEDxBrooklyn, The Chelsea Hotel, ISSUE Project Room, NYCAMS Gallery, 319 Scholes Gallery, Theatrelab, Monkeytown and Brooklyn Bridge Park. See more of Ted’s work at tedbot.com.