Robby Kraft

Brooklyn, NY 11221
robbykraft@gmail.com
http://robbykraft.com

Coding Instructor at Parsons School of Design; steering committee at the School for Poetic Computation; software engineer; and origami artist.

I make software and tools that are inclusive and accessible. My origami artwork has an audience of nearly 60,000 followers on Instagram; I've been invited to speak about art and software; and my work at the School for Poetic Computation appeared in publications including Forbes, The Daily Beast, and Gizmodo.

Professional Experience

Jan. 2017-present

Instructor

, Parsons School of Design at The New School, New York City

Fall 2017: "Creative Coding"

Spring 2017: "Core Lab Interaction"

2014-present

Founder, Creative & Technical Lead

, Coffee Bean Code, New York City

Open-source libraries created:

360° spherical panorama view, Firebase Swift, geodesic spheres, platonic solids, Oculus Rift for Mac, iOS motion joystick, stargazing orientation, motion capture, motion on embedded systems

2016-present

Instructor, TA, Steering Committee

, School for Poetic Computation, New York City

Fall 2017: TA, "Recoding the Past"

Summer 2017: Instructor, "Introduction to Code"

2016

Lead Front-End iOS Developer

, Interval Studios, New York City

May 2013-June 2014

Mixed Reality & iOS Engineer

, Chroma Games, Portland, Oregon

2014

Simulator Tech, Software & Origami Engineer

, Pacific Space Flight

2013

Geodesic Consultant

, Effalo, Portland, Oregon

2009-2013

Viola, Violin, and Piano Instructor

, Portland, Oregon

Education

2015

School For Poetic Computation

2007

University of North Texas

, Denton, TX
B.A. in Philosophy

Press

2016

BBC News "Paper + mathematics = awesome origami"

DesignWrld "Origami Sculptures by Robby Kraft"

Scene 360 "Origami and mathematics go hand and hand: the paper sculptures of Robby Kraft"

Fubiz "Amazing Paper Sculptures by Robby Kraft"

2015

The Creator's Project "Student-Robot Conferences at The School for Poetic Computation"

Daily Beast "This creepy face perfectly explains the uncanny valley"

The Daily Mail "The face that is everywhere: Creepy image combines thousands of photos of inanimate objects that look like people"

The Daily Dot "Average of #FacesInThings yields a very spooky image"

Forbes "Averaging Inanimate Objects Can Produce Human Faces"

Gizmodo "This Face Is the Average of Inanimate Objects That Look Like Faces"

Bad Astronomy "The Face in the Machine"

Engadget "Watch a human face emerge from a bunch of overlain, inanimate objects"

The Mary Sue "The Fittingly Creepy Face We See in Normal Objects Revealed by Computer Algorithm"

Instagram Feature "Data structures, crease patterns and computational poetry"

Killscreen "Honeysuckle lets you explore the feminine side of nostalgic Videogames"

2014

The Atlantic "The Constellations Won't Always Look This Way"

2011

Portland Art "Glitches, Ghosts, and Other Slippery Slopes"

Exhibitions, Installations

2016-2017

Origami Universe

, Chi Mei Museum, Taiwan

2016-2017

Geometries

, Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal Canada

2016

Facing Geometry

, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2015

Target Wonderland

, Chelsea, New York City

2011

Laser Trip

, Gallery Homeland, Portland, Oregon

Residencies

Sept. 2016

Artist in Residence

, Juegos Rancheros, Austin, Texas

March 2015

Artist in Residence

, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, Texas

Talks

Jan. 2018

Origami JS

, Brooklyn JS, Brooklyn, New York

Sept. 2017

Origami Software from Scratch

, Strange Loop, St. Louis, Missouri

on YouTube

May 2015

Tour of Origami

, Nerd Nite, Austin, Texas

2013

Parametric Origami Furniture

, Research Club, Portland, Oregon