Associate Program Head, Interactive Media; Assistant Professor of Practice of Interactive Media
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MPS New York University ITP; BASc Computer Engineering University of Waterloo
Research Areas: Interactive Art; Physical Computing; Installations; Public Performance
Michael Ang is an artist and engineer who creates light objects, interactive installations, and technological tools that expand the possibilities of human expression and connection. Applying a hacker’s aesthetic, he often repurposes existing technology to create human-centered experiences in public space and the open field. Countering the trend for technology to dissociate us from ourselves and surroundings, Michael’s works connect us to each other and the experience of the present moment. He is the co-inventor of the Infl3ctor, the projection system for Digital Calligraffiti.
Michael’s work has been shown internationally at Ars Electronica, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), ISEA, Media Architecture Biennale, transmediale, White Wall Beirut, Gray Area Foundation For The Arts, Art Hack Day, NASA Ames Research Center, SPEKTRUM Berlin, Urban Media Art Academy, Calligrafreaks, Citilab Cornellà, and many others. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.