Andrew Ringler

Curricula Vitae

617-615-9116 public@andrewringler.com andrewringler.com
andrewringler.com/cv (CV with links)

I am based near Boston in the United States. I create interactive public installations that allow participants to create their own novel visual and auditory experiences. I challenge participants to invest time and effort learning new systems collaboratively, and through that investment receive the pride of achievement, and the joy of connecting with others.

Teaching

Teaching (Credit Courses)

2017-Fall

Physical Computing

: new course creation & curriculum development. Experience design for physical computing, tangible user interface (TUI), augmented and virtual reality. Undergraduate-level studio. Lesley
2016-Fall

Elements of Media

: novel revision of previous curriculums. Graduate-level studio, focused on the synthesis of tactile, visual, oral, aural and temporal information within dynamic media. more information. MassArt
2016-Fall

Web Design 1

: adapted from intro to web, undergraduate level. more information. MassArt
2015-Summer

Coding Dynamic Experiences

: new course creation & curriculum development. Learn how to articulate and communicate your ideas through the medium of software code. Topics include culture & technology, social networks, design as social practice, and data visualization. more information. MassArt
2015-Fall

Web 1: Designing and Building the Modern Web

rename from intro to web. more information. MassArt
2015-Spring

Introduction to Web Design

: adapted course from previous curriculums. Introduction to web design, communication, and development using HTML, CSS and JS. more information. MassArt

Teaching (Non-Credit & Workshops)

2018-August
3-days

Internet of Things (IoT) Co/Lab

Chennai, India

Three-day workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT) for engineering students in Chennai, India. Co-ran with Sidharth Bhatia. In collaboration with the Climber, MIT-India, IMEL@MIT.

2017-Spring
five weeks

Introduction to Javascript for Design

MassArt

New course creation & curriculum development. Learn to create dynamic interactions, animations, generative designs, simple games, data visualizations, and art with Javascript. For first-time programmers. more information.

2017-Jan
two weeks

Learn to Build Your Own Videogame with the Unity Game Engine and Microsoft Kinect

MIT

Nine day workshop during MIT’s IAP 2017. Co-led with Dr. Kyle Keane, Mark Vrablic and Abhinav Gandhi. more information.

2017-Jan
two weeks

Collaborative Design With Arduino

MIT

Nine day workshop during MIT’s IAP 2017. Co-led with Dr. Kyle Keane, Mark Vrablic and Abhinav Gandhi. more information.

2016-Jan
two weeks

Collaborative Design With Arduino

MIT

Eight day workshop during MIT’s IAP 2016. Co-led with Dr. Kyle Keane and Mark Vrablic. more information.

Engagements

2018-June

DIAGRAM Code Sprint

Coder during weekend long “codesprint” helping to make STEM education more accessible and inclusive for all learners. DIAGRAM Center, Benetech, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Sponsored by Microsoft. Sunnyvale, California. DIAGRAM Center
2018-1-23

Git + Github

Introduction to software version control, git and github for Saul Baizman's information architecture students. MassArt
2017-11-19

xTalk

Digital Tools for Collaborative Learning with Dr. Kyle Keane, Andrew Ringler, Mark Vrablic and Ian Kim Riley more information MIT
2017-9-6

DMI TuneUp

Processing+Arduino Workshop, digital and electronic platforms for prototyping. For incoming Dynamic Media Institute students. MassArt
2016-11-19

Mentor

for HackingArts; an art and technology themed hackathon at the MIT Media Lab MIT
2016-11-10

Guest Artist

for Maker Night at Perkins School for the Blind; with Dr. Kyle Keane Perkins

Designed, discussed, interacted with two tactile instruments: Fruit Beets and Bouncy Piano.

2016-7-6

Artist Talk:

The Art of Composition or: How I Learned To Stop Programming and Love the UNIX Pipe MassArt

My art through the lens of UNIX pipes. MassArt-PCE Lecture Series. more information.

2016-7-6

Artist Talk

for Sejal Patel’s Teaching in New Media course MassArt

Inspiration, works, programming and a Scratch workshop. more information.

2015-4-14

Guest Reviewer

for Graphic Design Senior Thesis Portfolio Reviews MassArt
2015-4-14

Guest Reviewer

for Information Architecture I taught by Jan Kubasiewicz MassArt
2015-8-19

Guest Reviewer

for Prototyping Lab taught by Ceren Paydaş MassArt
2015-1-15

Lecture

: Art+Code+Medium: How Different Software Languages & Libraries Affect Your Creative Process MIT

Lecture and live-coding with audience participation. more information.

Other Teaching Experience

2017-Spring

Mentor

for MFA student Yiji He, for independent study MassArt
2015-4-5

Substitute Teacher

for Senior Degree Project taught by Jan Kubasiewicz MassArt
2014-Fall

Teaching Assistant

for Visual Language taught by Nance Davies MassArt
2015-Spring

Teaching Assistant

for Information Architecture II taught by Jan Kubasiewicz MassArt
2000—2001

Teaching Assistant

for COMP-206—operating system programming and COMP-273—assembly programming McGill University

Research

2016—Present

Designer

at Code Seal; a programming, education literacy group.
2016—Present

Founding Member

of Interactive Materials Education Laboratory (IMEL) at MIT; a research group in materials science at the intersection of technology, education, design, and public engagement. MIT
2016—Present

Research Affiliate

under Professor W. Craig Carter in MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Student advising, project development and outreach. MIT

Projects

Public and Gallery Exhibitions

2017—November

Wellspring Fords

is an interactive projected digital river, installed for two nights in Downtown, Boston during the Illuminus Festival (November 3rd & 4th 2017). Collaboration with Cindy Sherman Bishop and Philip Gedarovich. more information. ILLumInus
2017—October

Enchanted Forest

is a magical interactive experience for all ages containing xylophones, spinny lights and singing birds. Installed for four days during the HUBWeek Immersion festival at City Hall Plaza, Boston. Collaboration with Fish McGill and Saul Baizman. more information. HUBweek
2017-August

Ignite Beats

is an interactive fire and spice themed instrument enabling participants to compose music with synchronized visuals through the manipulation of blocks on a table (iteration of Fruit Beets). Collaboration with Philip Gedarovich. Shown at the Somerville Ignite! Festival. Shown at the Clubhouse Network Teen Summit 2018, Boston. more information. Ignite!
2017—Spring

Art Screen Workshop

is two parts. First, it is a public interactive display running 24/7. Second, it is a series of free workshops where I teach students of any level how to create new interactive art for the screen. more information. CCTV
2016-December

Step to Hanukkah Lights

celebrates Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, by inviting the community to engage with an interactive menorah. Collaboration with Fish McGill and Saul Baizman. Shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, December 14th—30th 2016. more information. mfa
2016-October

Fruit Beets

is an interactive instrument enabling participants to compose music with synchronized visuals through the manipulation of fruits and vegetables on a table. Collaboration with Philip Gedarovich. Shown at the Somerville Agricultural Festival. more information. Agricultural
Festival
2016-September

Art Farm Fence

is an installation of art on the Somerville Art Farm fence with lasercut acrylic fruit, vegetables and signage. Collaboration with Alyssa Ringler. more information. Somerville
Arts Council
2016-April

Sequencing

adaption of Sequencing Marbles. MFA Thesis Exhibition 2016 at the Doran Gallery. more information. MassArt
2016-March

Sequencing Marbles

is real-time musical composition experience using marbles. Collaboration between myself and Patlapa Davivongsa. Fresh Media 16' at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. Boston Cyberarts
2016-March

Macropavilion

is a public outdoor pavilion providing visitors with shade from the sun as well as an interactive LED light experience in Casco Viejo, Panama. Collaboration between myself, Valeria Lalinde and Miguel Espino. more information. Panama City
2016-Jan
Adaption of

Draw Blocks

at the MassArt Design & Media Center opening ceremony. more information. MassArt
2015-May

Draw Blocks

is an interactive table-top play and design area allowing multiple participants to collaborate in creating projected images. Patterned wood blocks act as tools within a rich and learnable visual language. Fresh Media 15' at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. more information. Boston Cyberarts
2015-May

TinyVacay

is an experimental web-app exploring the benefits of breath. Fresh Media 15' at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. Collaboration between myself and Amy Jorgensen. more information. Boston Cyberarts
2014-Fall

Curatorial Committee

: Gaining Perspective: A Visual History of MassArt. MassArt President's Gallery, Boston City Hall, State House, Massart Design & Media Center. more information. MassArt

Film Shorts (Producer / Director)

2010

Everything In Its Place

2008

Dog Fight

2007

Something About Shoes (documentary)

2006

Happy as an Oyster

1998

The Assignment

1998

The Murder

1996

The Ping Pong Showdown

1995

Gulag

Filmography (Other)

2008

Urban Jumble

animations

Additional Work Experience (selected)

+ ongoing consulting
2015—Present

Professional Artist

Somerville
  • Performance, event and installation of public interactive art.
  • Code, web & technology consulting.
  • Teaching, curriculum development & student mentorship.
2007—2014+

Senior Software Developer

at Icosystem, Cambridge MA. Icosystem
  • UX and Web initiatives leader and teacher
  • Project and client relationship management
  • Web back-end architecture and front end design
  • Desktop application design and development–Java/Swing/JavaFX
2006—2007

Owner

of Aspen Advanced Technologies, Aspen, CO; Boston, MAAspen Tech.
  • Custom home automation services
  • Scientific programming
2005—2006+

Home Automation Programmer

at Electronic Systems Consultants, Aspen, CO. E|S|C
  • Programming of highly-integrated residential control systems
  • User interface design and development for touch-panels and web
2004—2005+

Systems Architect

at Think Development, Aspen, CO. Think
  • Design, and programing of custom retail point-of-sale, inventory and reporting systems
  • Client management service and support
  • Linux admin—inventory systems, qmail, DNS, web
1998—2004

Shorter Engagements

  • Environmental simulations; nitrogen flows (PHP)—BUMP MBL, Woods Hole, MA
  • Neurological event classifier (C++)—Felix Strumwasser, Woods Hole, MA
  • Research assistant, KNN (C++)—Professor Robert Snapp UVM, Burlington, VT
  • Research Intern—C-Map USA, Mashpee, MA

Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Dynamic Media Institute

Master of Fine Arts in Design, 2016

Thesis: “Please Challenge, Create Fun.” (Abstract and PDF)

McGill University

B.Sc, Honors Computer Science, 2003

Papers of interest:

Other Passions

Design, drawing, Improv, acting, filmmaking, sailing, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, bouldering and trapeze.