Eric Forman

Location New York

Interactive Art & Design

Creative Director Visual Artist Influencer
2 Projects

Work History

Head of Innovation & Full-Time Faculty
School of Visual Arts
Jul 2013 - Present
MFA Interaction Design department
Eric Forman Studio
2012 - Present
New Lab @ The Brooklyn Navy Yard
Interactive Art & Design
Teaching Consultant
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.
Klank Studios
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
Bramsons Productions
1999 - 2001
Led AV crews, supervised all aspects of production design for live presentations and evens.
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 maintenance.
3D Animator; Netcast Show Host
May 1995 - May 1997


New York University
2000 - 2002
Vassar College
1990 - 1995