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John Klima, BFA, MA
- Assistant Professor, Interactive Media
John Klima is an artist, musician, and engineer employing a variety of technologies to produce artwork with hand-built electronics, and computer hardware and software. Consistently connecting the virtual to the real, Klima builds large scale electro-mechanical installations driven by 3D game software he programs from scratch. He has worked extensively in the computer game industry, with published titles including VSide - The Music Lounge, National Geographic's Jason Project, and the Rapunsel Project funded by the National Science Foundation.
Klima has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His exhibitions include BitStreams at the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as the 2002 Whitney Biennial. He has also exhibited at Eyebeam, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, MOMA PS 1 , the DeCordova Museum in Boston, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. His international exhibitions include the NTT InterCommunication Center in Tokyo, Japan, The Daejeon Municipal Museum in Korea, The Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo in Badajoz, Spain, and numerous international festivals.
He is a former research scientist at the Courant Institute, New York University, adjunct Professor of Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a professor of game design theory and production at the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn. He currently owns and operates a vintage recording studio in Lisbon, Portugal, and frequently performs with several experimental music projects.