| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Todd Blair

at Hybrid Arts
United States

Todd Blair has worked in multiple capacities on a wide range of creative projectsódesigning, fabricating, managing and implementing technology-based interactive artworks and exhibitions for nearly 20 years. The projects have included a diverse range of public art projects, museum projects, performances, installations, workshops, festivals as well as his own workóall with a special focus on the convergence of art, technology, and interactive media emerging genres and cross-disciplinary art practices. Most recently he was awarded a public art commission for the City of Oakland California and he is developing a responsive sculpture to visualize the energy of the estuarine tidal flow. He also oversaw the acquisition, design and fabrication of 40 innovative artworks for phÊno, a science center designed by Zaha Hadid, which opened in November 2005 in Wolfsburg, Germany. As an Adjunct Professor in the Media Arts and Sculpture programs at the California College of Arts he teaches several studio courses in emerging arts and technology-mediated art. In addition he has served as a creative consultant/fabricator for numerous North American and European artists including Lynn Hershmann, Chico McMurtrie, Survival Research Labs, Gordon Monahan, Jim Whiting, Laura Kikauka and Just Merritt to name a few. He was also the Program Director and part of the curatorial team for "Rearview mirror to reality" as part of the 1996 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz Austria.