Associate Arts Instructor of Interactive Media
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS New York University Shanghai
Research Areas: algorithmic art, robot art
Jack B. Du is an artist and educator interested in making art through creative and experimental use of new media technologies, such as computer vision, robotics, and the web. His work emphasizes on the creative process of exploration and experimentation. To that end, Jack often develops software and hardware tools to aid his creative process. He is particularly fond of creating art that requires a low level of precision, which results in artworks that are often deemed imperfect or sometimes ambiguous. Through his work, Jack constantly questions what art is and what it means to be an artist. His work also explores his own identity and existence in the past, the present, and the future, in literal and figurative, representational and abstract forms.
Jack received his BS in Computer Science and Interactive Media Arts from New York University Shanghai. His capstone project, Minus E, is a mobile robot that creates large-scale representational drawings. Minus E is a winner at the Robot Art Competition and was featured on the cover of NYU Shanghai Magzine.