ISSUE Project Room hosts outreach events in a variety of educational contexts, offering classes, workshops, symposia and discussions across disciplines. With programs that traverse the work, methods, histories, trajectories, and processes of experimental performance, outreach events play an essential role in ISSUE’s core mission of stimulating critical artistic dialogue in the broader community.

Working with academia, community organizers, like-minded arts organizations, artists, and members of the local and business community, ISSUE is committed to ongoing efforts in bringing diverse groups into collaborative discourse.

ISSUE's presentation of 3D Sound Object: World Listening Day 2017: Listening To The Ground with Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood & Suzanne Thorpe concludes with a short panel discussion featuring the evening's artists (Stephan Moore, Suzanne Thorpe, Scott Smallwood), joined by Risha Lee, The Rubin Museum's curator of "The World Is Sound," and acoustician Anne Guthrie of ARUP. Focusing on artists and engineers taking experimental approaches to the behavior of amplified sound in spaces, the discussion will specifically reference the 3D Sound Object, Pauline Oliveros' Expanded Instrument System (EIS), the Floating Point sound system designed by Stephan Moore for ISSUE (used from 2005 to 2010), and the installation of such sound systems in unique environments.


2017 outreach events are made possible by the generous support of NOKIA Bell Labs whose ongoing commitment to fostering innovation in the arts and sciences has distinguished Bell Labs as a leader dedicated to a collaborative spirit of experimentation.

Additional support for ISSUE's outreach activities is provided by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.