Marko Tandefelt

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Marko Tandefelt, Director of Technology and Research
marko@eyebeam.org


Marko Tandefelt is a Finnish born New York based musician and concept designer. Among his main interests are electronic musical instruments, sensorbased prototyping, synaesthesia and experimental visualization systems. Marko has worked in R&D, pervasive computing and industrial visualization projects for companies such as NEC, ESIDesign and Antennadesign/NYC MTA. Prior to Eyebeam, he worked at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York as a Project Director and Curator of "SAUMA: Design as Cultural Interface" and "F2F: New Media Art from Finland" exhibitions. Marko is also the AV & Media Producer of a large scale touring international exhibition Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (www.eerosaarinen.net). Since 2001, he has taught Masters level Physical Computing, Major Studio and Thesis Studio courses at Parsons School of Design CDT program. Marko holds a B.M. degree Summa Cum Laude in Music Technology from NYU, a Master's degree from NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications program. He is a member of ACM, AES, IEEE, SIGGRAPH, SMPTE and SPIE. He is a lifetime member of Pi Kappa Lambda, national music society. Marko is currently working on research related to New Cinematic immersive interactive storytelling methods, privacy/surveillance and sustainability (gas to electric car modding instructions). In addition, he is working on initial stages of projects which provide tools for war veterans suffering from PTSD and preemptive tools for victims of sexual violence in developing countries.