am an Associate Professor in the School
of Literature, Communication, and Culture, and adjunct faculty
in Industrial Design.
My graduate and undergraduate degrees are from Yale
University and the University
of Michigan, respectively. Between degrees, I worked as a designer
and art director in the corporate realm, including Apple
work as an artist, designer, theorist, and curator in the field
of Electronic Art focuses on how artistic configurations of technologies
-- from VR to biomedical devices -- can provoke a new awareness
and understandings of our senses. Then I put that experimental research
to pragmatic use in new approaches to interface design.
artwork has been shown around the world, and my design work has
received numerous awards from the American
Institute of Graphic Arts and the American
Institute of Architects, to name a few. Along with collaborator
I was a semi-finalist for Discover
magazine's Award for Technological Innovation in 2001 and
nominated for the Frank Annunzio Award for work which combines biomedical
technologies with mixed reality. In 2000, I was Chair of SIGG
RAPH's Art Gallery, and was named chair of the Research arm
of UNESCO's (United Nations'
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) global Electronic
theoretical work grows out of a desire to make the meaning of art
and design practice relevant to those outside of my discipline.
In addition to my articles, I co-authored, with Jay
David Bolter, the forthcoming book Windows and Mirrors: Electronic
Art, Design, and the Myth of Transparency, which reexamines
the issues of human computer interaction and interface design. I
am an elected member of the Editorial Board of Postmodern Culture
and Visual Communication.
a teacher, I have co-developed several interdisciplinary curricula
and university-wide classes at my prior institutions, the University
of Texas and the University
of Washington, Seattle. This led to New Zealand, where I helped
create a new joint program in Human Computer Interaction Design
at Wanganui Polytechnic
and Waikato University as
a Senior Fulbright Fellow. I am happy to be a member of GVU
and the Georgia Tech community,
because, as an enlightened and progressive place, it is a lot easier
to do this sort of interdisciplinary work.
Prof. Gromala's work has been generously
Silicon Graphics Inc.
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Banff Centre for the Arts
of Media Arts and Sciences
International Interactive Communications Society (IICS)
National Endowment for the Arts
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Seattle Arts Commission