Daniel Smith aka NewClueless was born in England but has now lived almost half his life in the US. He moved to New York City (after 5 years acclimatization upstate) in 1992, to train as an audio engineer.
Seduced by the Williamsburg Brooklyn art scene of the time, he quickly dropped off the paved roads of traditional music production and started to scheme his own Newclueless system.
As Newclueless he started DJing in 1995 in the downstairs of the Knitting Factory, as a regular guest of 'LIMINAL', the electronic trio consisting of Danny Blume, DJ Olive and Lloop, he was a member of 'ONGOLIA', another Williamsburg collective, where he functioned as artist/technician and assisted the group in bringing about some memorable happenings including creating the worlds first (probably only) 3 way hexaphonic ping pong game and some of the most elaborately inflated parties. (WalterEgo was also an ONGOLIAN). They pioneered multiple sound field systems, projector activated backdrops and experimental architecture enabling visitors to experience a multisensorial journey as they moved through the space.
He now serves as a host to ' SHARE ' , the multimedia open collaboration project.
Share is a weekly assemblage of portable computing, founded in 2001 by Barry Manalog aka Lloop, geoffGDAM. Share provides an open forum for data exchange and media performance. Patrons are encouraged to show and exchange ideas freely, giving each other feedback, catalyzing development of techniques and philosophies of new media. Share begins every Sunday at 5pm with an open jam. An open-mixer system for video and audio lets participants patch their equipment into the multi-channel, multi-room sound system and multi-screen video system. Artists are encouraged to bring any portable audio and video gear and take a turn sharing, join in an open jam, or form impromptu collaborations.
In addition to enabling file servers and a number of peer2peer A/V apps to be easily utilized by multiple users, the wireless connection has, coupled with the Natural Sphere broadband connection, given SHARE the ability to have an interactive online presence, capable of collaboration with global partners.
Share is the place to: sing a new pop song you've written, preview that video project you're working on, learn about new software developments, join an open jam of digital artists, form an impromptu collaboration, hear how your new songs sound on a big system, meet coconspirators for art projects, spin some mp3s, look for new Max patches and Buzz machines, or relax and have a Sunday drink with interesting people.
Share has collaborated with other electronic festivals and events, including Electroluxe in NYC and the PhonoTaktik festival in Vienna. Collaboration with 2002 PhonoTaktik festival took two forms: live performances and collaborations when the festival was in NYC, and a streaming NET.JAM when the festival continued in Vienna.