UCSB, AlloSphere Research Group
Pablo Colapinto is a video artist and computer scientist specializing in geometric algebra. He is pursuing a PhD from the Media Art and Technology Program at UC Santa Barbara, having received a bachelor's degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University in 2000. With prior support from an Olivia Long Fellowship in Biology, he has used hypercomplex algebras to explore the dynamics of biological morphogenesis, and is currently exploring bio-inspired techniques for the design of developable structures and "smart" geometry. Currently a Deutsch Foundation Fellow, and a lead developer for a 3D immersion laboratory called the AlloSphere, Pablo is collaborating with theoretical and experimental physicists on designing a computational engine for modelling n-dimensional conformations, including knotted fields and hyperbolic lattices. Such examinations fuel his video works and computer programs, which mutate the logic of space and time itself. Previously a professor of documentary video, interactivity, and new media, Pablo has taught courses at Temple University, Moore College of Arts and Design, Scribe Video Center, and UCSB. In 2005 he received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and has been a resident artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida and the Experimental Television Center in New York. His 2D and 3D work has been showcased at BAM, the New York Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, the Japan Society, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the New York Metropolitan Opera.