Orin Buck, Ann Arbor MI native and New York City resident, works in visual, audio and computer arts. Having pursued English and history majors at the University of Michigan, he is mostly self-trained in painting, photography, videography, computer programming and music. He began painting seriously and playing in bands in his teens. In the 1980s he began learning computer programing and creating algorithmic computer art and music videos, uniting his visual and musical interests in one medium. He was also in bands playing bass guitar and learning audio engineering and recording, and producing shows and doing graphic design for publicity. He began making videos and learned editing doing projects for public access television. He was a graphic designer and arts journalist in the ’90s, writing articles and editing the arts page for an alternative newspaper, and volunteering in arts organizations. He also began a videography business, documenting live theater, dance and music. Since moving to New York he has been involved in the Internet as a web designer and producer, a happy combination of his interests in hypertexts, publishing, visual design, and computer and video technologies. In his freelance business he has also continued to work with video, photography, and audio engineering. He currently exhibits computer art (lightdreams.tv), video art, photography, and painting (orinbuck.com), and played bass in the eclectic New York rock band Fist of Kindness (fistofkindness.com).
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