Presenters

Art && Code: Homemade spotlights practitioners who explore poignant new approaches to combining everyday materials, craft languages, and cutting-edge computational techniques — making things that maintain the magic of something homemade.


Sarah Rosalena Brady

Sarah Rosalena Brady is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Los Angeles. Her work deconstructs technology with material interventions, creating new narratives for hybrid objects that speak on issues ... (more)

Leah Buechley

Leah Buechley (@leahbuechley) is an associate professor in the computer science department at the University of New Mexico, where she directs the Hand and Machine research group. Her work explores ... (more)

Hannah Epstein

Hannah Epstein (@gdgrlhanski), A.K.A. hanski, is a fyberspace™ artist. She integrates the traditional craft of rug hooking with digital technologies, creating digitally-augmented artifacts and interactive narrative installations, or "gamestallations". Epstein ... (more)

Laura Devendorf

Laura Devendorf (@unstabledesignlab) is an artist and researcher who questions relationships between technology and culture by playfully subverting and reinterpreting categorizations of “machine” and “body.” Her work presents alternative understandings ... (more)

Tatyana Mustakos

Tatyana Mustakos (@poorly_documented) is an interdisciplinary sculptor, illustrator, new media artist, doll maker, and educator. Her work focuses on craft and interactivity in a scale that creates an intimate experience ... (more)

Kelly Heaton

Kelly Heaton (@kelly_heaton) is a mixed-media artist working at the intersection of visual art and electrical engineering. She designs circuits to reveal the flow of electricity in organisms as well ... (more)

Odd_Jayy

Jorvon Moss (@Odd_Jayy) has been odd since birth. A clever child, he was put into many private schools, but was ultimately kicked out thanks to a curious nature and his ... (more)

LaJuné McMillian

LaJuné McMillian (@_lovelaja) is a new media artist, maker, and creative technologist living in New York. Dedicated to creating art through the abstraction of personal experience, McMillian's work is concerned ... (more)

ann haeyoung

ann haeyoung (@ann_tbd) is an artist currently based in Los Angeles. She uses video and sculpture to examine questions around technology, identity, and labor. ann has held residencies at Pioneer ... (more)

Andy Quitmeyer

Dr. Andrew Quitmeyer (@hikinghack) is a hacker-adventurer studying interactions between wild animals and computational devices. He left his job as a tenure-track professor at the National University of Singapore to ... (more)

Imin Yeh

Imin Yeh (@iminyeh) is an interdisciplinary and project-based artist working in sculpture, installation, and participatory events, especially involving the innovative use of paper and printing. Recent exhibitions include university galleries ... (more)

Claire Hentschker

Claire Hentschker (@ntschk) is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer exploring "media arts and crafts" through the development of site-specific mixed realities and interactive digital media. Combining expertise in the creative ... (more)

Katia Vega

Katia Vega (@kfcito) is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Design at the University of California, Davis, where she founded and directs the Interactive Organisms Lab. Her laboratory leads ... (more)

Irene Alvarado

Irene Alvarado (@ire_alva) works across the domains of computer science and design to explore how emerging technologies will shape new products, services, and creative tools. At Google Creative Lab, she ... (more)

Vernelle A. A. Noel

Vernelle A. A. Noel, Ph.D. (@vernelleaanoel) is an architect, artist, and founding Director of the Situated Computation + Design Lab at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on using ... (more)

Lee Wilkins

Lee Wilkins (@leeborg_) is an artist, cyborg, and researcher based in Canada. [Website] ... (more)

Kelli Anderson

Kelli Anderson (@kellianderson) is an artist, designer, animator, and tinkerer who pushes the limits of ordinary materials by seeking out possibilities hidden in plain view. Her books have included a ... (more)

Cyril Diagne

Cyril Diagne (@cyrildiagne) is an interaction designer and creative coder, specialized in  the application of machine learning to human-computer interaction. He is a co-creator of ClipDrop, an augmented reality app ... (more)

Rael + San Fratello

Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael (@vasfsf & @rrael) draw, build, 3D print, teach, and write about architecture and design as a cultural endeavor deeply influenced by craft traditions and ... (more)

Ari Melenciano

Ari Melenciano (@aricianoo) is an artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, and educator who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and sentient experiences. Currently, her research ... (more)

Max Bittker

Max Bittker (@maxbittker) is a teacher, artist, and software developer. His practice combines an appreciation for the limitations of digital materials with patience and care for human needs. He hopes ... (more)

Nanibah Chacon

Nanibah “Nani” Chacon (@nanibah) is a Dine (Navajo) and Chicana artist. A painter and muralist with an orientation to community-based arts and education, her work has been recognized for its ... (more)

hannah perner-wilson

hannah perner-wilson (@openPlusea) combines conductive materials and craft techniques to develop new styles of electronic artifacts that emphasize materiality and process. perner-wilson creates working prototypes to demonstrate the kinds of ... (more)

Daniela Rosner

Daniela Rosner (@danielarosner) is an Associate Professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington. Her research investigates the social, political, and material circumstances of technology ... (more)