About Ari ++
Ari Melenciano is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist and humanist passionate about designing moments of euphoria through the creation of beautiful experiences.
She is currently a master's candidate of New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. As a graduate student, she studies and practices at the intersection of experiential design and emerging technologies via creative computation, human-computer interaction, engineering and design.
Outside of class, Ari is the founder of the creative house, bgoti; lifestyle movement, Be Gold On The Inside; building a line of experimental "neo-retro" digital analog cameras, Ojo Oro; founder and producer of the New Media Arts, Culture and Technology Festival, Afrotectopia; founder and director of Publics.School, a platform exploring experimental methods to disseminate social justice issues; Founder and Director of Justice Factory, an interactive data visualization tool for activists that was recently awarded the Processing.org Fellowship (2018) to build a data visualization open-source library in Processing; founder of AricianoTV, an online video tutorial channel on creative coding; and a VJ/DJ (in the duo, GVÖ), with a residency in Brooklyn, NYC.
See the work:
[bgoti (be gold on the inside) is a creative house with an objective to quintessentially beautify the life experience via art + design & technology.]
[Afrotectopia is a new media arts, culture and technology festival designed to recognize and highlight the contributions of Black artists, designers, technologists and activists, as well as gather people currently working at the intersection of art, design, technology and activism.]
[Ojo Oro is an experimental camera company that merges the analog and digital experiences to see the photos the camera is producing, here]
An online video tutorial channel that explores and possibilities when merging art, design and technology.