Ivan Safrin ~ Curriculum Vitae
Freelance Creative Technologist
2011 - Present
Lead design and development of interactive installations for IBM, NBC Universal, Google and other clients. Projection design for music videos for Blonde Redhead, Depeche Mode and MNDR. Commissioned installation work for Case Western Reserve University.
2014 - Present ~ Adjunct Professor
Designed and teaching CS3113 "Introduction To Game Programming" course and teaching CS6533 "Interactive Computer Graphics" course.
2015 - 2016 ~ Lead Creative Technologist
Lead design and development of all interactive projects at the studio.
2010 - 2011 ~ Creative Technologist
Project technical lead on the official 9/11 Memorial Guide for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and other projects.
2007 - 2010 ~ Senior Developer
Lead Developer on the Nike iD online customization engine. Developer of numerous interactive installations and mobile applications.
2004 - 2007 ~ Developer
Developer of online multimedia experiences and video player software.
Exhibitions and Installations.
"Geometry of Love" and "Constant Conversations", 2012
2012 - Soundplay Game Jam at The New Museum.
Music-based games for the bands Chromatics and Passion Pit, commissioned for Pitchfork's Soundplay series.
Illuminating Student Debt
2012 - Parson's Art in Odd Places Festival
Projection-based installation aiming to shed light on the student debt crisis by inviting people to text in their experiences to be projected on a public building.
2012 (January) - Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.
2012 (June) - World Science Festival.
Multiplayer space navigation game designed for fulldome planetarium projection with music by Greg Fox and narration by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.
Becoming Animal (with Minimaforms)
2011 - MoMA Talk To Me Exhibtion
2007 - Faster than Sound Festival
Interactive performance installation.
Osama's Dead, Baby
2011 - Future Babycastles
Interactive recreation of a viral YouTube video.
Open source work.
"Polycode", 2007 - Present
Open-source framework for creative code.
Misc Educator positions.
Tribeca Film Institute
2012 Film Fellows Program ~ New Media Instructor
Worked with the 2012 Film Fellows Summer Program participants on designing project proposals for a new media grant.