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

Jeff Gray
Director of Technology, Spies & Assassins

Website | @grayfuse

Jeff is a director of technology at kbs+ | Spies & Assassins, an award-winning creative technology boutique, playing with platforms, applications, experiences, and advertising across mobile, social, emerging platforms, the web, and at retail and physical locations. At Spies & Assassins, Jeff manages a team of UI developers, bringing best-in-class modern approaches to native mobile applications, websites, and physical interaction experiences, with clients including BMW, Home Goods, Puma, and Simmons just to name a few. He is actively engaged in bringing the best out of the fron-tend talent at Spies, as well as overseeing and architecting technical solutions for a growing roster of clients.

Prior to joining Spies & Assassins, Jeff founded Visby Labs, where he worked to build websites and interactive experiences for AT&T, Fisher Price, HBO, and Red Bull. He has also collaborated with artists and small companies to bring to life a variety of interactive experiences. His work can be seen in the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Children’s Museum of Houston, MoMath Museum, Johnstown Area Heritage Society, and Liberty Science Center. Additionally, his interactive theater work has been seen at PS122, Bitforms Gallery, and 3 Legged Dog in New York, as well as a variety of venues throughout Europe. He has held residencies at Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Austria, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

Jeff is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York University. He is currently an associate professor at SVA’s IxD program, has taught at New York University, Hunter College, and Parsons School of Design, and is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia University and Pratt Institute. He has been an active collaborator with the open-source community, including the openFrameworks and Arduino projects.


4:35pm–5:15pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: C 210 (Bldg C)
Jeff Gray (Spies & Assassins), Mike Dory (kbs+ | Spies & Assassins)
Building interactive installations and immersive environments is a very customized endeavor, often proprietary and time-consuming to organize. Drawing on some of our recent findings at KBS's Spies and Assassins, we'll use this hour to explore how retrofitting new tools in provisioning websites has increased our ability to quickly install and run interactive environments for events and activations. Read more.