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pdxOpenTech Contributors

pdxOpenTech is built by an ever-evolving team of local creators and educators. Meet them here.

Dan Wenger

Dan Wenger

Creative Director

I am an intermedia artist, theorist and educator exploring social change through imagination, collaboration, and emerging media.

Clarissa Littler

Clarissa Littler

Writer, Mathematician, Programmer, Philosophy Nerd, & Experimental Artist

I’m an experimental artist, programmer, and philosophy nerd based in Portland OR. I write, do photography, make music, and just generally try weird things at the intersection of code & art.

Nico Daunt

Nico Daunt

Technologist, Metaverse Enthusiast

I am a technologist, 3d artist, and programmer helping to spur the decentralization of the world of digital art and new media. My work explores metaphysical realities-merging arcane and complex thought structures with modern technology.

nicodaunt.com

Kale Nixon

Kale Nixon

Human Artist

I am a musician, performer, coder, tape label co-runner, and DIY/independent art enthusiast. Outside of that, I like to read and spend time with my partner along with our cat, Muffin.

leisurewear.hns.to

Steven Christian

Steven Christian

Artist, AR creator, Afrofuturist, & Student Doctor

I am a lifelong learner and creator. This path has led me to augmented reality where I empower Black communities to express themselves through creativity, art, and technology. Create and Conquer!

stuckonaneyeland.com

Alessandra Genovese

Alessandra Genovese

Artist

I am a musician and visual artist living and working on stolen Cowlitz land.

Seth Bloombaum

Seth Bloombaum

Educator, media producer, life-long learner

I spent decades working in broadcast and for-client media production. Encouraging others and sharing what I’ve learned and am still learning in emerging media is what I do now. Open the doors to all!

Vern

Vern

Musician, multimedia artist, forever on the quest for knowledge.

I am an Oregon based musician and multimedia artist. I strive to create strong bonds with the community through education, practice and performance.

verns.world

Darcy Neal

Darcy Neal

Maker Enthusiast, Electronic Artist

I create hardware applications and explore the cross pollination of the senses through electronic installations. I also create sculptural art with an emphasis on sustainability, and I teach educational workshops about digital technologies.

DarcyNeal.com

Setareh Mofidi

Setareh Mofidi

Musician, Producer, Educator

I am a musician and educator currently residing in Portland, Oregon. I moved here from Tehran, Iran in 2015. I enjoy creating content and teaching people who want to learn what they could do with creative technologies.

Setareh’s Youtube

Nylah Murphy

Nylah Murphy

Artist

I am a writer and student, and I grew up in Portland and SoCal. I enjoy creative writing that allows for exploration of the unorthodox and eccentric. I like to help other young students explore their own creative minds and forge their own paths.

Quinn Jarvis-Holland

Quinn Jarvis-Holland

Creative Technologist

I’m an interdisciplinary artist, ethical hacker, and technologist who loves sound, signals, patterns, and the interplay between organic and inorganic mediums.

quinnjh.net

Francesca Frattaroli

Francesca Frattaroli

Web Admin & STEM Coordinator

I am a maker, educator, & lifelong learner based in Portland, OR, USA. I hold a BS in Mechanical Engineering and try to work at the intersection of art, technology, and community as much as I can.

francesca.fyi

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