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My name is Kawandeep Virdee

I collaborate on works to encourage interactivity and participation in cities, organizations, and products. Meaningful design empowers people to be creative, individually and collectively.

Currently I’m at Embedly, making it easier to post, combine, and share media on the web. I am a developer focusing on product, and helping people make awesome things.

I make interactive art, and with a group of talented artists co-founded New American Public Art to bring interactive and tech art out into the city for anyone to enjoy.

I’m on the board of the Boston chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a group that gives micro-grants to bring more awesome into the world.

You can follow my work on twitter, github, tumblr.  Feel free to send a tweet, or message me at whichlight at gmail dot com.  I am open to speaking, workshop, hackathon, and art opportunities.  I am happy working at Embedly, and not looking for other jobs or freelance.

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Photo by Ben Gebo.

BIO:

Kawandeep Virdee uses technology and art to explore ways we can create meaning and joy collectively.  Currently, he is head of product at Embedly and a trustee at the Awesome Foundation.  He co-founded New American Public Art to build interactive art that makes public spaces more communal and welcoming.  Similarly, his internet art strives to encourage collaboration, play, and creativity. His works have shown in venues including the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston Convention Center, Sculpture Visions in Chapel Hill, SFMOMA, Detroit Design Festival, Art & Sol in Saginaw, Suffolk University, Transmediale in Berlin, the MIT Media Lab, and EYEO/Northern Spark.  Talks and workshops include MIT, International Conference on Complex Systems, Connected Communities Symposium in Newcastle, Art Institute of Boston, Tech@State, Betascape at MICA, A Better World By Design at Brown/RISD, Robotsconf, IstanbulHS, Makerland in Warsaw, and JSConf. His works have been covered in publications including the Atlantic, Science, Vice, NewScientist, Make, Core77, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Globe, and Art Digital Magazine.

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