Lawrence Azerrad

Lawrence Azerrad is a Los Angeles based Graphic Designer and Creative Director. Azerrad founded LADdesign, a graphic design studio dedicated to elevating our cultural experience through design excellence. Since 2001 LADdesign has created graphic design and comprehensive visual identity systems for clients such as Sting, Universal Music Group, UC San Diego, The Silversun Pickups, Esperanza Spalding, The Skirball Cultural Center, The Beach Boys, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Red Bull Sound Select, and over an Eighteen-year client relationship, spanning seven album packages for award-winning American alternative rock band, Wilco. Azerrad is the author of a Supersonic: Design and Lifestyle of Concorde, a design history of the aircraft to be published 2017. Azerrad is the chair for AIGA’s Design+Music program, a national initiative to explore how design thinking can can make a positive impact on the music industry and American culture at large through innovation and creative excellence. Prior to opening LADdesign, Lawrence was an art director at Warner Bros Records, creating packaging and artwork for artists such as Miles Davis, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has taught Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design, He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles chapter of the AIGA.

David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is editor/partner at the influential tech/culture Web site Boing Boing and a research director at the non-profit Institute for the Future. He’s also the co-founder of Ozma Records, a music label focused on the intersection of science, art, and consciousness to spark the imagination. Ozma’s first release is the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition, a lavish vinyl box set documenting the iconic phonograph record that NASA launched into space in 1977. Pescovitz was also the founding editor-at-large for MAKE:, the DIY technology magazine, and co-wrote the book Reality Check (HardWired, 1996), based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine. He has written for Scientific American, Popular Science, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, and New Scientist, among many other publications. As a futurist, he frequently presents to senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies like Intel, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, and Samsung as well as large conferences about the future of technology, science, art, and media. From 2000 to 2007 Pescovitz was the first ever writer-in-residence at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s in Journalism from UC Berkeley.

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Tom Krieglstein

Tom Krieglstein is a speaker and writer on increasing student engagement and fostering student retention. He has worked with schools worldwide through his leadership program, Dance Floor Theory.  As the founder of Swift Kick, Tom has dedicated his life to training campus leaders on how to create a culture of engagement where every student feels welcomed, connected and engaged. He also co-authored six student affairs books, including “First Year Student to First Year Success.” On a personal note, he once stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge, was featured on the Tofurkey box, and was on the Oprah show, but then cut from the Oprah show.

Thaddeus Bullard

A former football player for the University of Florida and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thaddeus Bullard has become a fixture on WWE’s programming, including RAW and Smackdown, as WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil. Since his debut with WWE in 2012, O’Neil has made an impact both in and out of the ring as a business and family man, motivational speaker, youth counselor and coach. Bullard can often be found speaking to children in schools, visiting the elderly in assisted living facilities, and participating in a variety of charitable events in his community. In addition, he participates in WWE’s numerous community-giving platforms, including its Be a STAR anti-bullying campaign and initiatives to support literacy, the U.S. military, Special Olympics, and Susan G. Komen.

Mihir Mathur

Mihir Mathur is a sophomore studying Computer Science at UCLA. He is passionate about creating technology products and designing experiences. He is the newly elected President at UCLA Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), one of the largest student-run computer science organizations in Southern California. Mihir is the co-founder of UCLA Creative Labs, a digital design collaboration that connects the best developers and the best designers at UCLA.  He is also one of the lead organizers for LA Hacks. He is motivated by the belief that Computer Science has a great power to make positive impacts in people’s lives. His idea of integrating Computer Vision in trash bins for effective waste management won him the first place in the FuturizeX Student Challenge 2017

Angela Chung

Angela Chung is a fourth year undergraduate student at UCLA, majoring in Business Economics. She is an incoming core assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCooper’s Los Angeles office, and plans on working with entertainment and technology clients. She will be studying abroad in Paris this summer. Her interest in environmental health led to her idea of plastic tiles that capture particulate matter with microstructures modeled after those found on leaves. Her idea won third place in the 2016 UCLA FuturizeX Student Challenge.”

Mihir Mathur

Mihir Mathur is a sophomore studying Computer Science at UCLA. He is passionate about creating technology products and designing experiences. He is the newly elected President at UCLA Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), one of the largest student-run computer science organizations in Southern California. Mihir is the co-founder of UCLA Creative Labs, a digital design collaboration that connects the best developers and the best designers at UCLA.  He is also one of the lead organizers for LA Hacks. He is motivated by the belief that Computer Science has a great power to make positive impacts in people’s lives. His idea of integrating Computer Vision in trash bins for effective waste management won him the first place in the FuturizeX Student Challenge 2017

Angela Chung

Angela Chung is a fourth year undergraduate student at UCLA, majoring in Business Economics. She is an incoming core assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCooper’s Los Angeles office, and plans on working with entertainment and technology clients. She will be studying abroad in Paris this summer. Her interest in environmental health led to her idea of plastic tiles that capture particulate matter with microstructures modeled after those found on leaves. Her idea won third place in the 2016 UCLA FuturizeX Student Challenge.”

Darlene Mininni

Darlene Mininni is chief learning officer at UCLA Extension and a health psychologist. She holds a PhD in clinical psychology and an MPH in public health. Darlene is author of The Emotional Toolkit: 7 Strategies to Nail Your Bad Feelings (St Martin’s Press), a book inspired by the curriculum of her UCLA undergraduate course LifeSkills. Her work focuses on designing and teaching research-based strategies that support resilience and success. With an interest in media’s power to transform, Darlene founded and was artistic director of UCLA’s Kaleidoscope Theatre, a performance troupe using storytelling to enhance wellbeing. She also hosted The Emotional Toolkit Series on XM radio and The Dr. Darlene Mininni Show for Clear Channel in Los Angeles. Darlene has spoken for audiences ranging from The Juilliard School to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and her work has been featured on media outlets such as: CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, PBS, and NPR as well as Prevention, SELF and Huffington Post.

Dana Carpenter

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2006

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2002

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999

Dana Carpenter is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver. His research focuses on the effects of mechanical forces, exercise, diseases, and implanted devices on the human skeleton. Dr. Carpenter enrolled as an undergraduate in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech because, like many mechanical engineers, he loved cars. After learning about the field of biomechanical engineering, he gave up the automotive chassis in exchange for the skeleton. After completing his undergraduate work, he went on to obtain his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. His graduate thesis work focused on the ways in which mechanical forces can guide bones to grow into different shapes. He then worked for five years as a full-time researcher in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. It was at UCSF that Dr. Carpenter had the opportunity to measure the effects of life aboard the International Space Station on the human body. Now at CU Denver, he helps direct research in the Smart Materials and Biomechanics (SMAB) Laboratory and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on subjects including biomechanics, computer programming, and finite element analysis. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he enjoys skiing and spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

Wendelin Slusser

Dr. Wendy Slusser is Associate Vice Provost at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for Chancellor Block’s Healthy Campus Initiative that was envisioned and is supported by Jane and Terry Semel; Dr. Slusser is also HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and Co-Founder and Academic Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program. Dr. Slusser graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, received her Medical Degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and her Masters Degree in Science from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She joined the UCLA faculty in 1996 and since then has been a leader in community, school, clinic, and family based programs related to health promotion, infant and child nutrition and physical fitness.

Melissa Barak

Melissa Barak was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She trained at the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica for eight years. In the Fall of 1997 she was accepted into the School of American Ballet’s year round program in New York on the Janice Levin Scholarship and joined the New York City Ballet as a full company member in 1998. Ms. Barak has achieved a multitude of accomplishments as both a professional ballet dancer and choreographer. She was invited by Peter Martins, director of the New York City Ballet, to participate in the first New York Choreographic Institute. The piece she created impressed him so that he commissioned her to choreograph a ballet for the School of American Ballet’s June workshop performance. The ballet she made, Telemann Overture Suite, was met with critical acclaim. Mr. Martins brought Telemann into the company’s repertoire the very next season and immediately asked her to choreograph again, this time on the company. She was only 22, making her the youngest choreographer in New York City Ballet history to be commissioned an original work. Melissa has been awarded the Mae L. Wien and Choo San Goh Awards for Outstanding Choreographic Promise and has been named a “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. She has had featured articles written about her in such publications as Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit, TimeOut, ELLEgirl, Angeleno, LA Times Magazine, New York Times to name a few, and appeared on the nationally televised CBS Early Show.

Wendelin Slusser

Dr. Wendy Slusser is Associate Vice Provost at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for Chancellor Block’s Healthy Campus Initiative that was envisioned and is supported by Jane and Terry Semel; Dr. Slusser is also HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and Co-Founder and Academic Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program. Dr. Slusser graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, received her Medical Degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and her Masters Degree in Science from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She joined the UCLA faculty in 1996 and since then has been a leader in community, school, clinic, and family based programs related to health promotion, infant and child nutrition and physical fitness.

Melissa Barak

Melissa Barak was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She trained at the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica for eight years. In the Fall of 1997 she was accepted into the School of American Ballet’s year round program in New York on the Janice Levin Scholarship and joined the New York City Ballet as a full company member in 1998. Ms. Barak has achieved a multitude of accomplishments as both a professional ballet dancer and choreographer. She was invited by Peter Martins, director of the New York City Ballet, to participate in the first New York Choreographic Institute. The piece she created impressed him so that he commissioned her to choreograph a ballet for the School of American Ballet’s June workshop performance. The ballet she made, Telemann Overture Suite, was met with critical acclaim. Mr. Martins brought Telemann into the company’s repertoire the very next season and immediately asked her to choreograph again, this time on the company. She was only 22, making her the youngest choreographer in New York City Ballet history to be commissioned an original work. Melissa has been awarded the Mae L. Wien and Choo San Goh Awards for Outstanding Choreographic Promise and has been named a “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. She has had featured articles written about her in such publications as Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit, TimeOut, ELLEgirl, Angeleno, LA Times Magazine, New York Times to name a few, and appeared on the nationally televised CBS Early Show.

Olivia Osborne

Dr. Olivia Osborne is an interdisciplinary research scientist and artist with a forte in educational entertainment. She is a bold adventurer with a passion to spread virtue and knowledge across the globe. From guest lectures to undertaking terrestrial conservation work in the jungles of Honduras, her love for nature has made Olivia the dedicated environmental toxicologist that she is and an admirable advocate for environmental issues. Currently a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA at the multidisciplinary University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN), she is working on the hazard assessment of nanoparticles in the environment for which her research has received widespread media attention. She obtained her BSc, Hons, Exon and PhD from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom; specializing in developmental biology and ecotoxicology. Aside from her science credentials, she is an acknowledged bio-artist known for her experimental techniques. In early 2015, she was named as one of the top 100 emerging USA artists for the Los Angeles category.  Her most recent honorable mention was feature artist for the Cybernetics and Human Knowing journal in late 2016.

Sheva Rajaee

SHEVA RAJAEE, MFT, is a psychotherapist licensed in the State of California, and is currently working at the OCD Center of Los Angeles. Sheva specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other related anxiety disorders. She attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for her undergraduate degree, and went on to receive her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC). Sheva was trained in behavioral therapy at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and worked in the Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program serving children with Autism before moving on to do research at the UCLA Social Stigma and Social Interaction laboratory under Dr. Jenessa Shapiro. Sheva sees clients domestically and internationally in over 20 different countries. Sheva has a specific interest in Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, on which she has written the article “ROCD: Relationship OCD and The Myth of The One.” She currently lives and practices psychotherapy in the Orange County area.

Nicolas Augustus

In 2014, Nicolas and his team from the University of Miami flew with NASA to test the use of nanoparticles in composite materials as part of the NASA Reduced Gravity Flight Opportunities Program. In his time interning and working across three different NASA centers, including Kennedy, Goddard, and Marshall Space Flight Centers, Nicolas has had the opportunity to survey the state of the art in aerospace engineering and is excited to discuss the connection between the vast distances of space and the tiniest fabricated objects known to man.

Nicolas Augustus Rongione is currently a PhD student at UCLA in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow working on novel thermoelectric materials. He is also a member of the AIAA Aerospace Power Systems, as well as a volunteer at the California Nano Systems Institute.

 

Gary Li

Gary Li is a third year Ph.D. candidate majoring in Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. As a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, he conducts research on miniature ion thrusters in the UCLA Plasma and Space Propulsion Lab in order to enhance the capabilities of future space missions. He has also performed research on advanced plasma thrusters at both the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Air Force Research Lab. His passion for space exploration led him to co-found the Space Exploration Society at Berkeley when he was an undergraduate studying astrophysics and physics at UC Berkeley. To spread awareness of plasma rocket technology, he has presented his research in the Grand Slam, winning 1st place at UCLA and 3rd place in the UC-wide competition, and has published a popular science article that has been featured on BusinessInsider and space.com.

Nicolas Augustus

In 2014, Nicolas and his team from the University of Miami flew with NASA to test the use of nanoparticles in composite materials as part of the NASA Reduced Gravity Flight Opportunities Program. In his time interning and working across three different NASA centers, including Kennedy, Goddard, and Marshall Space Flight Centers, Nicolas has had the opportunity to survey the state of the art in aerospace engineering and is excited to discuss the connection between the vast distances of space and the tiniest fabricated objects known to man.

Nicolas Augustus Rongione is currently a PhD student at UCLA in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow working on novel thermoelectric materials. He is also a member of the AIAA Aerospace Power Systems, as well as a volunteer at the California Nano Systems Institute.

Gary Li

Gary Li is a third-year Ph.D. candidate majoring in Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. As a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow in the UCLA Plasma and Space Propulsion Lab, he conducts research on miniature ion thrusters to understand the physics of how they work and how to improve them. He has also performed research on other advanced plasma thrusters at both the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Air Force Research Lab. To educate the public on plasma rocket technology, he has presented his research in the Grad Slam, winning 1st place at UCLA and 3rd place in the UC-wide competition, and has published a popular science article that has been featured on BusinessInsider and space.com. Ultimately, Gary is interested in applying his research on advanced rocket technology to novel space science missions and accelerating the colonization of space.

Christoph Bull

Christoph Bull has concertized around the world, including Europe, Russia, India, Taiwan, China, Japan, El Salvador and many U.S. states. He’s performed at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.

He recorded the first album featuring the organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, entitled First & Grand. His music has been broadcast on KCRW, on Classical KUSC and the Minnesota Public Radio program “Pipedreams”.

He recently recorded the pipe organ parts for the latest Ghostbusters and Transformers movies at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Previously, he worked as organ consultant on Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report and recorded for Robin Williams’ last TV Show The Crazy Ones.

Christoph Bull has been university organist and organ professor at UCLA since 2002 and Organist-in-Residence at FCCLA since 2013.

Matthew Rogers

Matthew Rogers is a third year student at UCLA pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in the World Arts and Cultures – Dance program. His knowledge of American Sign Language and work experience with deaf people has led Matthew to pursue a Minor in Disabilities Studies. He has trained and studied for eighteen years in various dance styles, and has performed with singers such as The Pointer Sisters, Patti LaBelle, and Charice. In 2005, Matthew performed in New York on ABC’s Good Morning America, winning the Kid’s Division of the Greatest Dancer in America contest. Matthew is passionate about dance and he also invests in the Bruin community. Leadership is important to Matthew; he has been the Community Service Chairman; as well as the Public Relations Chairman; and the Alumni Chairman of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He was a member of the Icarus Dance Group on campus and continues to choreograph for them. Matthew founded, directed, and produced UCLA Homecoming’s first dance showcase during his second year. He also supports various philanthropic events on campus including: teaching dance at the Pediatric AIDS Coalition’s annual Dance Marathon, fundraising for Relay for Life, and volunteering for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Matthew strives to pursue his passion in the creative world while also further dedicating himself to bettering others.

Gareth Walsh

Gareth Walsh is a media artist, based in Los Angeles, working at the intersections of Art, Cinema, Technology and physical space. His artwork questions the boundaries of perceived reality, and plays with the creative potential found in the manipulation and recombination of its parts. Grounded in a conceptualized and experimental media arts practice; his work ranges from small photographic prints and video projections, to whole room and building sized interventions.

His work has been shown internationally with select screenings and exhibitions at LACMA (Los Angeles), Arena 1 Gallery (Santa Monica), New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles), Millard Sheets Gallery (Pomona) UC San Diego, Cabrillo National Monument (San Diego), The Broad Stage (Santa Monica), New Gallery (London, UK), California Nanosystems Institute (Los Angeles), Los Angeles State Historic Park (Los Angeles), 404 Festival of Electronic Art (Argentina). Simposio di VideoArte (Italy), Prix VIDEOFORMS (France)

Walsh is an adjunct Professor at the University of California Los Angeles, were he also received his master’s degree in Design Media Arts. He completed his BA(Hons), summa cum laude, in Interactive Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University.

AnnMarie Thomas

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas is the director of the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas, where she is a professor in the School of Engineering and the Opus College of Business. She is the creator of Squishy Circuits, and the author of “Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation.” AnnMarie and her research students explore the intersection of the arts, technology and education and are always in search of their next unusual collaboration.  Dr. Thomas has an undergraduate degree in Ocean Engineering (with a minor in Music) from MIT, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech, and a professional certificate in Sustainable Design from MCAD. Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas she was a faculty member at Art Center College of Design. When she’s not working with dancers, singers, schools, chefs or preschoolers, AnnMarie and her daughters can be found performing and studying flying trapeze and other aerial arts.

Kelsey Manes

Kelsey Manes is a third year student at UCLA pursuing BA degrees in Communications and World Arts and Cultures/ Dance. She has trained for 15 years in various dance styles, and now focuses primarily on contemporary and hip hop choreography. She now co-directs on of UCLA’s premier hip hop teams, NSU Modern. After graduation, she plans to attend law school to study entertainment law and continue creating dances and doing what she loves

Amanda Adams

Amanda Adams is a third year at UCLA working to receive her B.A. as a double major in  Dance and Psychology. Originally from south Orange County, she received her early training from the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) as a Commercial Dance major. From seven to twelfth grade she trained in styles ranging from hip-hop to tap and was taught by Jon Bond, Chris Judd, Diavolo, Renee Baldwin, and Aaron Chavarria. From 2012-2014 Amanda attended summer trainings with Joffrey Ballet school where she auditioned for and danced with Mia Michaels, Liz Imperio, and Marguerite Derricks. A highlight of her career was performing her choreography to Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at the Sydney Opera house along side the Orpheus Guitar Ensemble. Amanda is currently training as an aerial artists, is a competitive rock climber, and is dedicated to other contemporary circus trainings such as tumbling, tricking, slacklining, and Cyr Wheel. You may have seen her this fall on the America Ninja Warrior spin of TV show: Team Ninja Warrior College Madness, where she competed for UCLA against 15 other college teams.

Madison Olandt

Madison Olandt is a soon to be graduate of UCLA, attaining her bachelor degrees in both Dance and Psychology. Born and raised in the city of Thousand Oaks, California, she began her journey as a gymnast at the young age of 4. Ranked among the top 20 gymnasts in the nation for her age group, Madison grew up in a disciplined world where rigorous training was all she knew. Her love for dance was always apparent, and eventually, she transitioned into the art form, studying the styles of modern, contemporary, ballet, and hip hop. She was awarded Dancer of the Year 3 years in a row; 2010 – 2013. Entering her career as a professional dancer while studying at UCLA in the Dance Department has been the most rewarding, yet challenging part of her process. Along the way, she trained with companies like Diavolo Architecutre in Motion, where she found a way to integrate her gymnastics skills into her understanding of movement and dance. She currently trains with the traveling professional contemporary company, Academy of Villains. Both on and off campus, Madison has worked with world renowned choreographers, just a few being Natsuo Tomita, Jacques Heim, Rennie Harris, Michele Kouakou, Jackie Lopez, Kyle Abraham, Daniel Ezralow, Jaime Rogers, and Nannette Barbara. This is her second time performing in Royce Hall, while a few other memorable performances were on the Grammy stage at the Staples Center 2017 with Katy Perry, in Pauley Pavilion for Spring Sing 2015, and in Glorya Kaufman Hall for a number of pieces she has choreographed throughout her four years at UCLA. Madison’s plan post grad is to continue pursuing her dreams of choreography and creative motion, as well as teaching and sharing her knowledge with the youth.

Sue Zhou

Sue graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, specializing in Classical Piano under the tutelage of Roza Kosrtrewska Yoder of the Chopin Academy in Poland. She received her Bachelors in Classical Piano Performance from UC Irvine under the instruction of Dr. Lorna Griffitt of Indiana University. Ms. Zhou completed her Masters in Classical Piano Performance at Azusa Pacific University, guided by Professor Yoder. She has taken part and performed in festivals all over the world including Los Angeles, France, Italy, and China. Sue enjoys playing both solo and ensemble repertoire and is a big advocate for new music. She has a growing studio in Playa del Rey and is currently the chair for CAPMT District III Contemporary Music Competition. Recent performances include the Mozart Piano Concerto K. 466 at Zipper Hall. In her spare time, she likes backpacking and hurtling down big hills with her husband on their mountain bikes.

Eric Parren

Eric Parren (NL/US) is an interdisciplinary artist operating out of Los Angeles. His practice is situated at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Using a combination of digital and analog media, he investigates our understanding of the ideas and technologies that shape the future. Eric’s works are often visceral, sensory experiences exploring modes of perception and the physics of light and sound. Informed by a deep knowledge of the histories of media arts, electronic music composition, and expanded cinema, his work makes links between the past, the present, and what is to come.

Eric is a member of the art collective Macular and hosts the experimental music show La Force Sauvage on KCHUNG Radio. He is an instructor at Art Center College of Design where he teaches courses on programming for artists and designers, virtual reality, and app development. Eric studied at the Interfaculty ArtScience of the Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he received his BFA in 2009. He went on to study at the Design Media Arts department of the University of California Los Angeles, where he was awarded his MFA in 2012. His works have been shown at galleries and festivals across Europe, North America, and Asia.