What do “artist-technologists” actually do, and how did they get to where they are? Here we have provided some illustrative examples of ATs – spanning several artistic domains and areas of technology – along with some information about their current and past roles, key products, areas of specialization, and whenever available links to their websites or other relevant online information. This list is meant to be inspirational rather than comprehensive, to illustrate the great diversity across ATs.

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Oswald Berthold

Role: Founder & CEO Employer: Jetpack Cognition Lab, Inc. Website: https://archive.transmediale.de/content/oswald-berthold

Oswald studied Computer music and Electronic media at the University of Performing Arts, Vienna; founded the artist collective farmersmanual (1995); changed the history of computer music in the late 1990s and early 2000s; founded the artist collective XDV; became an internet- and computer technology autodidact.

Eric Gunther

Eric Gunther

Role: Creative Director Employer: SoSoLimited

Eric Gunther is an artist working at the intersection of technology, information and the body. He co-founded the creative technology studio Sosolimited, where he envisions a world in which design and technology work hand in hand to bring us closer to ourselves, each other, and the planet.

Anna Huang

Anna Huang

Role: Research Scientist Employer: Google Research

Anna Huang is a Research Scientist at Google Brain, working on the Magenta project. Her research focuses on designing generative models to make creating music more approachable

Matthew Chiu

Matthew Chiu

Role: PhD Theorist, Programmer, and Organist Employer: Freelancer Website: https://mattchiu.com/

I'm a music researcher who focuses primarily on computational methods for music analysis.

Chris Winders

Chris Winders

Role: PhD composition, Eastman School of Music Employer: TableTopOpera

Christopher Winders is a founding member, technical director and composer for TableTopOpera, adapting music and creating visuals for multimedia concert productions.

Justin Mathew

Role: Senior Audio Research Engineer Employer: Magic Leap

I am currently a Senior Audio Reserach Engineer at Magic Leap leading projects from R&D, design, and prototyping to product release focusing on new audio and interaction technology.

Marty Strenczewilk

Marty Strenczewilk

Role: Adjunct Professor & Head of Competitive Gaming Employer: St. John Fisher College and One Team Partners Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martystren/

A long time veteran of the entertainment world, Marty worked for over 10 years in theatre, film and television, primarily in NYC. Esports began as a passion for him, when he was writing blogs and running community tournaments in World of Warcraft.

Jeff Libermann

Jeff Lieberman

Role: MIT Scientist, photographer, musician, roboticist, and sculptor Employer: Freelancer Website: https://bea.st/

He is an artist and musician, and builds sculptures internationally, exploiting the limits of human perception.

Oriol Nietoa

Role: Senior Audio Research Engineer Employer: Adobe Research Website: https://www.urinieto.com/

I'm a Senior Audio Research Engineer at Adobe Research, where I focus on human-centered AI for audio creativity: anything from music to audiobooks, passing through video editing and environmental sounds.

Alexandra U.

Alexandra L. Uitdenbogerd

Role: Composer, Recording Artist & Professor Employer: RMIT University Website: https://sandrabogerd.com/

Alexandra Uitdenbogerd is an eclectic songwriting, composing, recording artist, with music varying from a cappella compositions to electronic instrumentals to ballads, located in Melbourne Australia.

Tlacael Sparza

Tlacael Esparza

Role: CTO and Co-founder Employer: Sunhouse

As a musician, technologist and programmer, Tlacael specializes in uniting mathematics and music to develop technology based on human intuition.

John Traver

John Traver

Role: Co-Founder & Creative Technologist Employer: Frame.io

John Traver combines programming and development with creative ingenuity to bring innovative product experiences to market.

Marcin Pietruszewski

Marcin Pietruszewski

Role: Composer & Researcher Employer: Freelance Website: https://www.marcinpietruszewski.com/

A musician engaged in sound synthesis and composition with computers, exploring specific formal developments in the tradition of electroacoustic music and contemporary sound art, as well as extra-musical domains of auditory design, computational linguistics and psychoacoustics.

Kachina Studer

Kachina Studer

Role: Vice President of Products & Instructor Employer: XR Terra

Formerly an Augmented & Virtual Reality UX | UI Strategist and Director at Arrowstreet architectural firm, Kachina is now a VP of Products at XR Terra focusing on providing industry-driven training program with the goal to graduate market-competitive XR talent.

Doug Eck

Douglas Eck

Role: Senior Research Director Employer: Google Research Website: https://research.google/people/author39086/

A research scientist working on Google Magenta, a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music.

Michael Sherman

Role: Guitarist, Producer, Technology Coach for Musicians Employer: Eastman School of Music Website: https://www.techformusicians.com

Producer, musician, and technology coach Michael Sherman blends the acuity of a media-savvy engineer with the sensitivities of a musician.


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