Who

Madbutter is the digital design studio of Robert Stratton, a Brooklyn-based artist and programmer. Robert has worked designing and programming interactive content since the early 1990s, in a diverse group of contexts. Some highlights:

Interactive CD-ROM Development for clients such as Voyager, Sony and Microsoft. [Early 90s]

Instructor of Interactive Programming, MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts. [Mid 90s]

Founder, Rare Medium Inc
Started ground-breaking Web Development company with 5 partners in 1995 and grew it to
over 1000 employees in 10 offices around the world in 5 years. Personally ran the Design
Technology department in the New York Office and coordinated standards and best practices
for the company nationally. [Mid-late 90s]

Founder, CEV Telepresence Applications
Designed, programmed, and developed interactive video experiences, most notably for “We Live In Public” a yearlong 32-camera video surveillance “Happening” in the loft of Internet pioneer and neo-Warholian party boy Josh Harris, which became the subject of a movie that won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. [Early 00s]

Founder, Remote Lounge
Developed innovative video surveillance themed nightclub. Remote Lounge had 40 remote controllable cameras displaying feeds on over 100 monitors. Robert sponsored many “Live Video” mixing events where VJs and laptop musicians would take turns generating and manipulating audio and video in “real time” using custom software and hardware. Remote garnered extensive print and television press attention, including a full page write up in Time magazine. [Mid 00s]