Julian Bleecker is a designer, technologist and researcher at the
Design Strategic Projects studio at Nokia Design in Los Angeles and
co-founder with Nicolas Nova of the Near Future Laboratory, their design-to-think studio.
He lectures and leads workshops on the intersections of art, design,
technology and the near-future possibilities for new social-technical
interaction rituals. He has taught interactive media at Parson's School
of Design and the University of Southern California.
Julian has given talks and exhibited many of his emerging technology
projects, designs and concepts in venues such as SIGGRAPH, LIFT, Xerox
PARC, O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference and Where 2.0 Conference
on Location-Based Technology, Ubicomp, Ars Electronica, ACM SIGCHI, ACM
Advances in Computer Entertainment, Banff New Media Institute, American
Museum of the Moving Image, Art Interactive, Boston Cyberarts Festival,
SHiFT, Reboot, Eyebeam Atelier, and SK Telecom’s Art Center Nabi.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell
University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington,
Seattle, in Computer-Human Interaction, and a Ph.D. from the University
of California, Santa Cruz where his dissertation is on technology, culture and entertainment.
He was formerly a Professor of Interactive Media at the University of Southern California. He is on the board of advisors the Lift Conference and can often be found jurying and participating in international art, technology and design conferences.
Current interest are best represented by recent topics on this blog,
including Design, Science Fiction, Film, Urban Space, Future Things and
strategies for thinking about and creating conversations that lead to
more habitable near future worlds.
Mobile Art && Code: Julian Bleecker from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo.
"Design Fiction Goes From Props to Prototypes," a talk by Julian Bleeker at Kicker Studio's 2010 Device Design Day: http://vimeo.com/15648537