About Ari ++
Ari Melenciano is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, educator and activist who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience.
Her research lies at the intersections of aesthetics, technology, art/design, psycho-geography, experiential design, pedagogy, geo-political activism, culture/humanities, speculative design, and imaginative uses of human-computer interaction technologies.
She is currently a research resident at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, Creative Technologist educator at Marymount School of New York, and adjunct professor at Queen's College, teaching a course on Digital Activism. She recently received her master's from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she explored the possibilities when merging art, design, technology and engineering through creative computation, physical computing and experiential design.
Her passion projects include being 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 of Justice Factory, an interactive data visualization tool for activists that was recently awarded the Processing.org Fellowship (2018) to build a data visualization platform using 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.