I am the Associate Director of Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco’s premier center for promoting the intersection of art, technology, and community for social and civic impact. Through public events, education, and incubation, Gray Area convenes practitioners in the arts, science, technology, and humanities to share knowledge, forge connections, and generate holistic insights that lead to a better understanding of complex challenges.

Prior to joining Gray Area, I was the co-founding director of The Tech + Arts Initiative at The Tech Museum of Innovation, Silicon Valley’s leading science and technology cultural institution. Serving over 500,000 visitors each year, the program facilitated creative collaborations between global artists, designers, major local tech companies, and research institutions. Our work has been exhibited worldwide, celebrated at SXSW, and commissioned by international institutions and festivals such as Ars Electronica, and the ArtScience Museum.  
 
In my previous doctoral research positions at the University of Pittsburgh and CUNY,  I led the development of award-winning big-data visualization projects, merging computational methods with humanistic approaches. This work has been exhibited in MoMA (NYC), Google Zeitgeist, ZKM Center for Art and Media, and featured in hundreds of media outlets such as Popular Science, The Atlantic, Wired, and The Guardian. 

 

Education 

2009 - 2015

Ph.D., History of Art & Architecture, Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh

2009 - 2015

Ph.D. Certificate, Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis, University of Pittsburgh

2009 - 2010

Master’s Degree, Art History and Criticism, University of Pittsburgh 

2007 - 2008

Master’s Degree, The Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts,Tel Aviv University

2003 - 2006

Bachelor’s Degree, Film and Literature, Tel Aviv University