Raphael Arar

Artist, Designer, Researcherat One Project, Leonardo/ISAST
United States
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Data Art, Science, Design, Digital Art, New Media, Economics, Electronics, Fabrication, Maker Art, Net Art, Robotics, Electronics, Sculpture, Spacial, Systems, UX, UI Design

Raphael Arar works at the nexus of complex systems, transdisciplinary design and arts-based research. For the past decade, he's helped others both untangle messes and uncover opportunities through a balancing act of problem-solving and creative inquiry. He currently leads Systems at One Project, an organization working to design, implement and scale new forms of economics and governance that are equitable, ecological and effective. He also serves as a Board Member at Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Previously, he led design for learners at Khan Academy, tackled ethical platforms of AI at IBM Research, taught media theory at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and designed over a hundred iOS apps with Apple.
His artwork has been shown at museums, conferences, festivals and galleries internationally including the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Gamble House Museum, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, and Athens Video Art Festival. Commercially, his work has been featured in publications including Inc. Magazine, FastCompany, Wired and others, and in 2017, he was listed as one of Forbes’s “30 under 30” in Enterprise Technology.