Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto Rethink Design Technology



Applied Computer Science Lecture Series

The Applied Computer Science Lecture Series features practitioners from a wide range of creative and scientific fields, all of whom incorporate applied computer science and technology at the core of their professional inquiry. Open to the entire Woodbury community, the lectures aim to foster dialogue around the increasing role of technology in society, its application across a diverse range of professional practices, the resulting explosion of creative and expressive modes of production, and the ethical and moral dilemmas that have emerged as technology has evolved.

On September 19th 2018, the lecture series welcomed Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto, San Francisco based designers working at the intersection of design and technology. Leveraging expertise in computational design, robotics, and interactive environments, the studio has extensive experience in bringing conceptual ideas to physical form across a range of scales. Their work has been displayed internationally, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and most recently the ‘Maker, Maker’ exhibit at the Shenzhen Biennale showcasing a robotically fabricated chandelier prototype. In 2013 Brandon and Jonathan collaborated with folks at Bot & Dolly on the award winning short film, “Box” where they choreographed two industrial robot arms with projection mapping canvases to create a live action performance. They both currently serve as senior creative technologists at Novel Projects, located in San Francisco. Brandon and Jonathan both hold a Masters of Architecture from The Southern California Institute of Architecture where they were awarded the Best Thesis Prize as well as a Bachelors of Architecture from Philadelphia University.

Event Information

Date:          Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Time:          6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:   Miller Room 111

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