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. I am committed to experimental imagination and work towards integrated art forms within tech, design, and science. 

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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, I 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. Most recently, I collaborated with the European Commission House of Culture in conducting a field analysis of art+technology initiatives in Silicon Valley.

 

I serve as an advisor, member, and panelist for STARTS Prize by the European Commission and Ars Electronica, ALPS (Austrian Leadership Program,) and SCALE Challenge by the Center for Advancing Innovation. 
 

 

 

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

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