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John Carpenter is an interactive digital artist + designer whose work uses gesture and immersive technology to explore natural systems and complex data + spaces. Based in Los Angeles, he works for the Advanced Technology Group at Oblong Industries as a software engineer and 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 with his thesis: qualitative spaces in interactive art + design (2009) and has exhibited work internationally.
Prior to joining Oblong, John worked with Thom Mayne at Morphosis Architects on interactive building (system + conceptual) visualizations from 2005-2011. John studied with davidkremers at the California Institute of Technology from 2001-2005 (based in Scott Fraser's Biological Imaging Center). He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001 with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minors in Studio Art and Psychology.