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About the Author
Pablo Colapinto is a video artist and computer scientist specializing in geometric calculus. He uses hypercomplex algebras to explore the dynamics of biological morphogenesis, and is currently exploring bio-inspired techniques for the design of developable structures and "smart" geometry. As a current Deutsch Foundation fellow and a developer of the 3D immersion laboratory called the AlloSphere, Pablo is collaborating with theoretical physicists on designing a computational engine for modeling condensed matter, including knotted fields and hyperbolic lattices. Such examinations fuel his video works and computer programs, which mutate the logic of space and time. Back in Philadelphia, he was a professor of documentary video, interactivity, and new media, and he has also taught courses at Temple University, Moore College of Arts and Design, Scribe Video Center, and University of California, Santa Barbara.
In 2005, he received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and has been a resident artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, in Florida, and the Experimental Television Center, in New York. His 2D and 3D work has been showcased at BAM; the New York Public Theatre; Lincoln Center; the Japan Society; the Institute of Contemporary Art, in Philadelphia; and the New York Metropolitan Opera. With prior support from an Olivia Long Fellowship in biology, he is pursuing his PhD from the Media Art and Technology program at University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a bachelor's degree in visual and environmental studies from Harvard University in 2000.