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John Carpenter is an interactive digital artist and designer whose work explores the use of gesture with complex data and spaces. Based in Los Angeles, he works for Oblong Industries as an interaction designer and is a visiting professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, MA+P. John earned his MFA from the department of Design Media Arts at UCLA (thesis: qualitative spaces in interactive art + design, 2009) and has recently exhibited work at INHORGENTA MUNICH, the LA Arboretum, the Murmuration Festival, Young Projects, ACME. Los Angeles, and the Academy Awards.
Prior to joining Oblong, John worked at Morphosis Architects from 2005-2011 as the Visual and Interactive Designer, and consulted with creative technology companies including Synthesis Technology Integration. John was an interactive designer at the California Institute of Technology’s Brain and Biological Imaging Centers with Scott Fraser, Russ Jacobs and davidkremers from 2001-2005. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001 with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minors in Studio Art and Psychology.