Friday, November 5, 2021

Extending Anthophila research through image and trait digitization (Big-Bee)

 I am pleased to announce a new collaborative project called Big-Bee for the exploration of bee natural history traits via images and morphology. This three-year National Science Foundation funded project is a collaborative effort across thirteen US institutions and we will be digitizing bees from all over the world. Love bees, keep an eye on this project to see many lovely images. 

Big-Bee is also supporting a few new arts research projects, including a radio series called The Buzz, inspiring new Irene Moon performances and video collaborations.  Please keep in touch and find out more via the Big-Bee website at Buzz to you!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Irene Moon performs at The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara July 23, 2021

Irene Moon is performing during the closing reception for an exhibition by Shana Moulton at The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Shana Moulton will be performing The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column and Irene will present Lovely Moth, a new lecture about moths and your best behavior.

Both performances will also be broadcast via INSTAGRAM LIVE @mcasantabarbara starting at 5:15 pm. Starting at 6:00 will be a public closing reception. Please come join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara patio.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

People Like Us, Irene Moon, Porest, Ergo Phizmiz & Gustav Thomas at Cafe OTO

Join us for a London party! In celebration of 30 years of People Like Us. Tickets on sale now for this as of now:

30 YEARS OF PEOPLE LIKE US – People Like Us + Porest Mark Porest + GWILLY EDMONDEZ Gustav Thomas + Irene Moon + ERGO PHIZMIZ at CafĂ© OTO

Friday, May 21, 2021


A new performance by Irene Moon uses R software programming language to make music.  As quoted from the beepr documentation: "beepr is an R package that contains one function, beep(), with one purpose: To make it easy to play notification sounds on whatever platform you are on. It is intended to be useful, for example, if you are running a long analysis in the background and want to know when it is ready."

It is ready!

Live Session with PLU, Wobbly, Irene Moon and The Evolution Control Committee

Over The Edge, KPFA 94.1FM, May 20th, 2021

20 May 2021 11.59PM PST People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) was interviewed by Jon Leidecker on Over The Edge on KPFA radio: In hour 3 of the show, they rebroadcast a mix from 2002 including PLU, Wobbly, Irene Moon, and the Evolution Control Committee.

Hour 1 Vicki and Jon in conversation (recorded May 2021)
Hour 2 Live Session with PLU, Wobbly, and Don Joyce on Over The Edge, KPFA (2002) 
Hour 3 Live Session with PLU, Wobbly, Irene Moon, and The Evolution Control Committee on WFMU (2002)

Friday, April 30, 2021

zoom_zzee2 Microtheater video collaboration with Lovid

zoom_zzee2 Microtheater


zoom_zee2 is a video collaboration performed over Instagram with the analog video magicians Lovid. The performance includes a live micro theater (microtheater) of native bees of California and some discussion about the bee's anatomy and distributions. This microtheater also includes a little music to go along with the show and is part of the Begonia Society exploration in tracking species during climate change. If we know what species are around us perhaps we will know when they are missing?

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Irene Moon guests on WFMU Sheena's Jungle Room

Friday, February 12th, 11am - 2pm ET (8:00 - 11:00 am PT) for Aloha Fridays on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream. Join us for the listening party live during the show or play the show archive later at