My art practice is driven by a need to bring to the surface the politics embedded in all technology. Through sculptures and installations, I draw attention to the ways in which technology often creates more problems than it solves, reinforces existing social hierarchies, and disguises its political ideology through slick interfaces.
Rob earned an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego, a BFA in Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and BS in Business Information Systems with a minor in Computer & Information Science from the University of Massachusetts. At UCSD, Rob was an Ujima Scholar and a San Diego Fellow. Rob currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at The Florida State University, where he teaches courses such as Digital Fabrication, Physical Computing, Wearable Electronic Art, and Mechatronic Art. He also serves as head of the department’s Digital Media area, Co-Director of the FSU Facility for Arts Research, and Director of the REBOOT laboratory.
Rob’s work has been exhibited the Florida Art Prize in Contemporary Art and the San Diego Art Prize invitationals. His work has also been shown in venues as diverse as the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Prospectives.09 International Digital Art Festival at the University of Nevada Reno, the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, EFA Project Space in New York City, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.