I’ve been an independent media artist for the past 30 or so years.  This site documents some of the exhibits  and performance works I created over the years  independently and with collaborators.  I think it has weathered the decades of lightning fast innovation well.  I trust that you will enjoy and find relevance in even my oldest work. My latest is Temporal Distortions.

I was an Artist in Residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Art Institute in Chicago, consulted and developed traveling shows with the Fleet Science Center,  consulted with Atari, Sony, 3DTV Corp., Tom Tit’s Experiment in Sweden, and won a few grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.  I’ve traveled extensively and installed my work and performed on most continents, but there is still much more of the world that I hope will experience my creations.

Enjoy cruising my site, and I look forward to reading you comments! Please share your experiences with my work.


Ed Tannenbaum
PO Box 398
Crockett, CA 94525 USA




Welcome — 16 Comments

  1. WOW! Thank You! Experienced this at Newport, Oregon’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and had such a great time dancing! We are looking into details, cost, requirements, et al, to acquire in local venue. So Wonderful!

  2. I was just in New York but missed out on the Hall of Science. Maybe I’ll be able to make it next time I’m there.

  3. I went with my 4-year-old and 8-year-old nieces to the science museum in Winterthur, Switzerland over the holidays. They love, love, love the Recollections exhibit there! (I do too.) Thanks!

  4. What is the current cost of one of these systems anyway? Feel welcome to email me the info. backchannel. Could software be created to link it to Wii software? I’ve never played with one but know they are popular…

  5. Dear Ed,
    Just saw your reply, I’m slow!! I know nothing about your technology, but with the latest technology would there be anyway to make your “Cool Moves” system more portable so that it could be used at parties and events? Could you do a demo program that is a free app for I-touch screens to get more people aware of your creation (maybe touch the screen and the designs copy the touch points and/or spiral off of your touch kind of thing?)

    I’d love to be your sales person! I’m a psychologist by career, but a marketing maven all my lifre and an artist when I get time. I was a marching band Silk and loved that this was a kind of performance that could be seen by a big audience with the huge flags we twirled. Making a big splash with your art: that is what you need to do!! How about an exhibit at the MIT museum or the children’s museum in Acton, MA? or at a festival on a huge screen scale with a walkway, or at an airport like the music/light show corridor at O’Hare, have you ever been through it? It is incredible as a public art experience and calming and uplifting to passengers on the moving sidewalk.

    Feel welcome to contact me to discuss this further. It is really a wonderful interactive experience that should be experienced by many more people. It brings pure joy! (and I just want one closer to where I live! :^D)

    Best Wishes,
    Naomi Dogan

  6. Hi Naomi, Thanks so much for the great feedback. I used to have one at the Boston Children’s Museum, but alas, not any more. Perhaps with a salesperson like you on my staff I could have one in Boston again soon.:-)

  7. Dear Ed,
    We visited the Crayola Factory in Easton PA this summer and our favorite exibit by far was the “cool moves” that you designed, according to their website. We live outside Boston and I wondered if it or something similar was available anywhere near us. If so, where would I find it and might it be available for rental for a dance party for our kids. Please let me know!! It is a terrific experiences for children, adults, dancers and movers alike. Thanks for creating this spectacular, mesmerizing, magical experience. Our 2 and 5 y.o. girls loved it, as did the rest of our family.
    RSVP, thanks!

    Naomi Dogan


  8. Hi, My son loves your recollection display at the NY Hall of Science at Queens. He has a great time expressing himself on the recollection. he likes it to the point that he wants me to build one at home.

  9. Visited the Gilbert House in Salem, Oregon. Totally blown away with recollections exhibit, did not want to leave room. I do not see a price point for the equipment for DIY installation but the front desk gave me a round figure. Can you message me a price or point me to a post that addresses this?