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 2019, I was fortunate enough to join the faculty of University of Kentucky’s School of Visual Art Studies (SA/VS) after having served at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
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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