Faculty: Eric Forman

Biography

Eric Forman is a New York based artist whose work focuses on responsive installations and robotic sculpture.  Most of this is presented in the context of fine art, but some is functional design, including kinetic and occasionally subversive architectural interventions.  Recent investigations include interactive timeshifting of projected video and sculptural hybrids of organic & synthetic forms.  Eric is currently an Adjunct Professor in the graduate Digital+Media department at RISD, and teaches or is a guest critic at Columbia University Architecture, NYU, Pratt, Parsons, and MICA.  He received his Masters in 2002 from ITP at Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), and his B.A. from Vassar College in 1995 where he developed his own interdisciplinary program called The Philosophical Ramifications of Computer Technology.

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

Interactive Art 

Responsive Architecture 

Sustainable Technology 

Microcontrollers, Sensors, and Robotics 

Bioart 

Emergent Behavior in Synthetic Organisms 

Media Theory: Human/Machine Co-Evolution 

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Benjamin Kennedy, 2011 Digital + Media, le saut dans la piscine san fin, or endless leap