Interactive Art & Design
Columbia University Architecture
Jan 2007 - Present
Developing project modules for physically interactive and speech recognition activated
kinetic architecture. Working under David Benjamin and Soo-In Yang for their "Living
Architecture" class at GSAPP (Graduate School for Architecture, Planning, and
Preservation at Columbia University).
Artist in Residence
Autodesk Pier 9
Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
San Francisco Bay Area
Critic / Faculty
Rhode Island School of Design
Jan 2007 - Jan 2015
Teaching "Sensing, Materials, and Embodied Interaction" to graduate students in RISD's
Digital+Media department. This class also has graduate students from Brown
University. The students come from fine art, industrial design, furniture design,
electronic music and poetry.
2005 - 2012
Head Teacher and Co-Developer of Curriculum
Institute for Schools of the Future & NYU (New York University)
Jan 2007 - Aug 2007
Leading Physical Computing segment of National Science Foundation funded program
to teach new technologies to high school teachers, and eventually to their students
Digital Media Designer
Eric Forman Productions
1997 - 2006
Web/interactive design and programming. Clients include: R/GA New York, Verizon
Wireless, IBM, Iconixx New York, RCA Records, NBC Digital, MTV Online, Merck & Co.
Events Technical Director and Producer
1999 - 2001
Led AV crews, supervised all aspects of production design for live presentations and
Media Lab Supervisor
Parsons School of Design
1998 - 1999
Co-supervised The Knowledge Union, advanced media lab for Digital Design MFA grad
students and faculty. Taught workshops, assisted students, general systems
Sculptural Light Installation (2016)
72" x 384" x 20"
Wood, LEDs, acrylic, aluminum
Commissioned by Motherboard NYC. Controller hardware in collaboration with Symmetry Labs.
NOTE: These images and video are temporary and unofficial, pending official photoshoot.
This installation called for a room-filling but unobtrusive use of linear LED strips. Rather than the usual metal or plastic materials, this piece's design inspiration started with wood for a more natural and unusual feeling.
What appears to be an array of solid wood beams are positioned in a geometric arrangement between wall and ceiling. However each can surprisingly illuminate from within in different patterns depending on time of day and viewer interaction.
The light glows through the wood grain on both the outside and inside faces, and can be controlled independently. Thus additional fields and planes of color appear where the light diffuses on the white wall.