Melissa Coleman is a wearables artist working in The Hague, the Netherlands. Melissa's work focuses on the relationship between the human body and technology. Her key areas of interests are electronic textiles, old media, the performative body and sense augmentation. Melissa teaches do-it-yourself electronics and electronic textiles at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and interaction lab at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. In 2009 she worked as software engineer at the AR+RFID Lab where she collaborated on interactive installations for Augmented Reality. In 2007, as a guest at the School for New Dance Development at De Theaterschool in Amsterdam, she studied choreography, movement research and improvisation. Melissa Coleman holds an MSc in computer science and media technology from Leiden University.
In the summer of 2009 Melissa created Media Vintage during an artist in residency at V2_, which was presented at the Test_Lab: Summer Sessions and the Ars Electronica Festival.