Chris Dodge -- Interactive Video Processing and Graphical Software Design for the Melody Easel and Gesture Wall

Chris Dodge is currently a Masters' Student at the Media Lab, focusing on information visualization in interactive and context-sensitive environments. He received his B.A. in 1991 from New York University in a multi-disciplinary program, studying film/video, classical/electronic music composition, and computer science. After his undergraduate studies, he has constantly been involved in the merging of art and technology as both a systems programmer and visual artist. Between 1993 and 1995, he received an Artist-in-Residence grant from Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, where he produced both interactive and linear visual works that were exhibited at the bi-annual MultiMediale 4 media art festival. Chris specializes in real-time image and sound processing, working as a DSP systems design consultant in the industry. Chris' current passion is to soften and naturalize human/computer interaction through the design of alternative computer interfaces, especially those that use bio-sensing and computer vision. When time allows, he enjoys making very strange experimental videos and other by-products of innocuous madness.