FITC Toronto 2013
The Design & Technology Festival
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Kyle McDonald is an artist who works in the open with code. He is a contributor to arts-engineering toolkits like openFrameworks, and spends a significant amount of time building tools that allow artists to use new algorithms in creative ways. His work is very process-oriented, and he has made a habit of sharing ideas and projects in public before they’re completed. He prefers to creatively subvert networked communication and computation, explore glitch and embedded biases, and extend these concepts to reversal of everything from personal identity to work habits. Kyle is a member of F.A.T. Lab, community manager for openFrameworks, adjunct professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and has been a resident at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in Japan. His work is commissioned by and shown at exhibitions and festivals around the world, including: Ars Electronica, Sonar/OFFF, YCAM, Eyebeam, Anyang Public Art Project, Cinekid, CLICK Festival, NODE Festival, FITC and many others. He frequently leads workshops in New York and at conferences exploring computer vision and interaction.