Michael Shiloh

Associate Professor of Practice of Interactive Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS, University of California, Berkeley

Research Areas: participatory installations, machine art, conceptual furniture

Michael Shiloh is an Associate Professor of Practice of Interactive Media. Prior to coming to NYU Abu Dhabi, Michael was an Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, teaching Electronics, Programming, Mechatronics, Robotics, and Experimental Interfaces.

Michael has a passion for building things, and learning how to build things. His techniques include taking stuff apart and experimenting with new ideas, new devices, and new techniques. Michael's teaching style includes much making.

Michael's research interests include creating environments in which people who consider themselves not good at making try making, participatory installations, discovering and developing interesting mechanisms, and taking things apart. Michael's practice includes machine art and conceptual furniture.

Michael received his BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. His professional experience includes computer hardware, firmware, and embedded systems. Michael works in various capacities at Arduino and leads workshops worldwide. Michael is a strong advocate of Open Source, encouraging collaboration and sharing of information.

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