I am a multidisciplinary artist, designer, teacher and researcher with particular interests in lighting, digital art, digital fabrication, people-centered design and design history.
My research interests tend to revolve around the peculiar relationship between digital and physical: especially the unexpected residues, loss and corruption that results from moving back and forth between atoms and bits, map and territory, description and thing.
I work and teach in the areas of interactivity, lighting, graphic and object design, digital fabrication and spatial audio. In the fall of 2015 I was fortunate enough to join the faculty of IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis as assistant professor in the Visual Communications Design program.
For the previous three years, I held the post of research engineer in the Mobile Media Services lab at Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (the Royal Institute of Technology) just north of Stockholm, Sweden. There I focused mostly on human-machine interactions and new applications for smart lighting and mobile services in home, industry and retail.
Prior to that, I held the position of assistant professor of art and design at Florida State University. There I co-founded formLab, a multidisciplinary digital fabrication research space, and then FAR, the Facility for Arts Research, where I went on to serve as the first Creative Director.
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