The Project Team

Our team includes experts in visualization, data processing, and installation design as well as an advisory group of specialists from relevant fields. Contact us if you are interested in contributing your skills or experience to the project.

Gabriel Winer

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Gabriel is a designer and artist whose work focuses on environmental perception. He holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Yale University, where his research focused on environmental design. Gabriel also studied cultural anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London and received a master’s degree from ITP (NYU Tisch). Gabriel teaches courses on digital imaging at NYU Engineering's Integrated Digital Media Program.

Dana Karwas

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Dana Karwas is a media artist and Instructor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU. She teaches courses in Interactive Performance Art, Interaction Design, and Project Development for Interactive Media. Dana holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas, and has a Masters from The Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a focus on integrating media into architectural spaces.

Ivan Safrin

VISUALIZATION ENGINEER

Ivan Safrin is an interactive artist, programmer and game designer. He is the creator of Polycode, a free, open-source framework for creating cross-platform games, and he teaches game programming in the NYU Engineering Deptartment of Computer Science.

Charles Camarda

ASTRONAUT ADVISOR

Charles is an aerospace engineer and a NASA astronaut who flew his first mission to space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-114. He is currently the Sr. Advisor for Innovation at NASA's Office of Chief Engineer.

R. Luke DuBois

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Known as a software engineer, composer, and artist, R. Luke DuBois creates visual and sonic works that distill historical eras and cultural phenomena down to a single image or a few seconds of sound or video. For the Democratic National Convention in 2008, DuBois collated into a folio a series of 41 text-based prints resembling the layout of a Snellen eye chart, entitled “Hindsight Is Always 20/20.”

Alex Zafiris

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Alex Zafiris is a writer and editor based in New York. She has contributed to Bomb, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Guernica, and Nowness, among others. She is an editorial consultant at Immaterial, the online platform of the Marina Abramovic Institute. She runs a design project about the relationship between text and image focused on typography, conversation, and the Internet. For more information, visit her site.


Friends & Other Contributors

NYU BxMC, Harvestworks, Keyan Bagheri, Ben Karl