New York, New York
”A key feature of the electronic era is that most physical, social, cultural, political, and economic boundaries have become more porous, sometimes to the point of functionally disappearing.”
— Joshua Meyrowitz
David Carroll is director of the MFA Design and Technology program and associate professor of media design for the School of Art, Media & Technology at Parsons the New School for Design. Carroll's pedagogical style blends the art school studio critique model with creative technology development and traditional critical discourse. His primary research includes interaction design, especially related to desktop and mobile contexts.
Recently, Carroll founded the Center for Mobile Creativity at Parsons as a research and development facility to support application design for mobile devices and situations in partnership with the Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto. During the summer of 2008, Carroll exhibited his mobile media installation “1000 Cellphones” at the Synthetic Times: 2008 media art exhibition at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The artwork playfully visualizes discovered Bluetooth devices on video monitors by interpreting each device's identification number as a unique color, reminding us of the tracking devices we carry around.
Carroll's presence in China began in 2007 as a visiting scholar to the Academy of Art and Design at Tsinghua University, where he conducted a special project workshop designing a mobile visitors' guide for the 2008 Olympiad with Adobe® Flash® Lite® on Nokia devices.
Carroll’s preferred creative software and technologies include Adobe Flash Professional and Creative Suite®, Flash Media Server, and Flex. As the authorized agent of Apple's iPhone Developer University program at the New School, Carroll provides curriculum, support, and infrastructure to faculty and students working with the Cocoa Touch SDK.
Carroll's students were 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards finalists in the Mobile Design category.