Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

Many-to-Many: Designing Crowd Interactions

Marcelo Coelho (Marcelo Coelho Studio / Alike)
1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Fire House
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)

Marcelo Coelho, Principal, Marcelo Coelho Studio

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Marcelo Coelho

Marcelo Coelho Studio / Alike

Marcelo Coelho is an artist and designer whose work seeks to challenge our perception of the physical world by imbuing materials with computation. Spanning a wide range of media, processes, and scales, his work explores the boundaries between matter and information, shedding light on how our senses shape and limit our experiences, while using technology to create new forms of communication and expression.

Marcelo Coelho’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including at Ars Electronica, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Design Miami/, The Creators Project, Riflemaker Gallery, Johnson Trading Gallery, MIT Museum, and Waddesdon Manor among others. His work can also be found in private collections including the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, The Rothschild Collection, and the Tech Museum of Innovation. His creative work has also won several awards, including Prix Ars Electronica [Next Idea] and Honorary Mention for Interactive Art, the W Hotels Designer of the Future Award, and Honorable Mention from ID Magazine Design Review.

Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Marcelo Coelho received a Bachelor in Computation Arts with highest honors from Concordia University, and a masters and doctorate in media arts and sciences from the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. Marcelo Coelho currently lives in Boston, where he spends his time between his studio and MIT, developing personal work, collaborations, commissions and research.