Curriculum Vitae

Screenings & Exhibitions

  • Hack && Tell
  • (Presentation, New York City, 2016)
  • Piece: The Rhythm of Time
  • Third Shift @ Third Space Gallery
  • (Installation, Saint John, N.B., Canada, 2016)
  • Piece: Borderless
  • FUSE @ Livestream Public
  • (Performance, New York City, 2015)
  • Piece: Borderless
  • Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • (Performance, New York City, 2015)
  • Piece: Borderless
  • ArtStars* Bits & Beats
  • (Berlin 2015)
  • Piece: Jack and the Machine
  • 310 XNRD
  • (2 Day Workshop & Installation, London, 2015)
  • Piece: Borderless
  • Schusev State Museum of Architecture Now&After Festival
  • (Installation, Moscow, 2015)
  • Piece: Borderless
  • IndieWorks
  • (New York City, 2015)
  • Piece: The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor
  • Fonlad International Exhibition of Video Art
  • (Cologne, Germany, 2014)
  • Piece: Borderless
  • IFP Made in NY Media Center
  • (Installation, New York City, 2014)
  • Piece: Borderless
  • Red Hook Film Festival
  • (New York City, 2014)
  • Piece: The Assassination of Chicago’s Mayor
  • ShortsHD Channel - Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T
  • (Broadcast, 2014)
  • Piece: The Assassination of Chicago’s Mayor
  • Filmstock Film Festival
  • (Utah, 2013)
  • Piece: A Simple Reminder
  • Hollyshorts
  • (New York City, 2013)
  • Piece: The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor
  • Filmstock Film Festival
  • (New Mexico, 2013)
  • Piece: Refuge
  • IndieFlix
  • (Internet Distribution, 2014)
  • Piece: The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor
  • Beneath the Earth Film Festival
  • (Internet Distribution, 2012)
  • Piece: Refuge
  • Filmstock Film Festival
  • (Arizona, 2012)
  • Piece: The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor
  • Filmstock Film Festival
  • (Arizona, 2012)
  • Piece: Refuge
  • Aesthetica Film Festival
  • (York, UK, 2013)
  • Piece: The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor
  • Hollyshorts
  • (Los Angeles, 2012)
  • Piece: The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor
  • MoFest
  • (Chicago, 2012)
  • Piece: Elements • Spring to Summer to Autumn 2011
  • Chicago Filmmakers Short Story Showcase
  • (Chicago, 2012)
  • Piece: Elements • Spring to Summer to Autumn 2011
  • Moving Pictures Film Festival
  • (Quincy, Illinois, 2012)
  • Piece: Refuge
  • ShortsHD Channel - Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T
  • (Broadcast, 2011)
  • Piece: Refuge
  • Chicago Filmmakers Short Story Film Showcase
  • (Chicago, 2011)
  • Piece: Refuge
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • (Chicago, 2010)
  • Piece: Refuge
  • The New Art Film Festival
  • (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 2010)
  • Piece: I am Concrete
  • Chicago Filmmakers
  • (Chicago, 2008)
  • Piece: Aijo
  • Georgetown Film Fest
  • (Washington DC, 2006)
  • Piece: Aijo
  • S.N.O.B Film Festival
  • (Boston, 2006)
  • Piece: Aijo
  • River’s Edge International Film Festival
  • (Paducah, Kentucky, 2005)
  • Piece: Year of the Rooster
  • Block Museum
  • (Evanston, Illinois, 11/2003)
  • Piece: Lucid Dream Ensemble
  • Block Museum
  • (Evanston, Illinois, 4/2003)
  • Piece: Lucid Dream Ensemble
  • Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Version Festival
  • (Chicago 2003)
  • Piece: Lucid Dream Ensemble
  • SEAMUS National Conference
  • (Tempe, Arizona, 2003)
  • Piece: Lucid Dream Ensemble

Awards

  • Berlin/New York 2015 Media Residency Program
  • (New Media Production Grant)
  • Awarded By: Startup Germany, Medienboard
  • Interactive Co/Lab, Detroit, MI
  • (Competitive Selection)
  • Awarded By: Tribeca Film Institute
  • POV Hackathon 9, Chicago, IL
  • (Competitive Selection)
  • Awarded By: PBS
  • POV Hackathon 7, New York, NY
  • (Competitive Selection)
  • Awarded By: PBS
  • Audience Choice Award, Best Director: “The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor”
  • (Film Festival Award)
  • Awarded By: Red Hook Film Festival 2014
  • Audience Choice Award: “A Simple Reminder”
  • (Film Festival Award)
  • Awarded By: Digipops Community Film Festival 2014
  • Tribeca Hacks 2013, New York, NY
  • (Competitive Selection)
  • Awarded By: Tribeca Film Institute
  • Best Director, Best of Fest: “Refuge”
  • (Film Festival Award)
  • Awarded By: Filmstock Film Festival 2012
  • Best Actor: “The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor”
  • (Film Festival Award)
  • Awarded By: Filmstock Film Festival 2012
  • Best Editing, Best Acting: “Refuge”
  • (Film Festival Award)
  • Awarded By: Beneath the Earth Film Festival 2012
  • Educator of the Year Nomination
  • (Professional Distinction)
  • Awarded By: International Academy of Design and Technology 2005
  • Program for the Study of the Imagination 2003
  • (Composition Grant)
  • Awarded By: The Program in the Study of Imagination at Northwestern University
  • Interactive Award - The One Show 1998
  • (Competitive Showcase (Bronze Placement))
  • Awarded By: One Club

Publications

Affiliations

  • Kitchen Table Coders: A Studio For Creative Coding
  • Member
  • The FilmShop: a New York Collective of Independent Filmmakers
  • Member
  • Bushwick Film Festival 2013 & 2014
  • New Media Advisor
  • Himalaya Project: Education and Healthcare in Dolpo, Nepal
  • Volunteer Media Director and Producer
  • <StoryCode>: an Immersive Media Meetup
  • Videography Volunteer
  • The Script Lab
  • Screenwriting Analysis for “From Script to Screen”

Education

  • Masters in Music (Magna Cum Laude), 2004
  • Northwestern University
  • Concentrations: Electroacoustic Performance, Composition, Intermedia Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, 2001
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Concentrations: Artificial Intelligence, Creative Computing and the Visual Arts
  • Language Intensive, 2005
  • DID Deutsch-Institut, Berlin, Germany
  • Concentrations: German