Eric Mika makes art for machines. His work examines the possibilities, motivations, and interactions of virtual space in digital and physical form.
He is creative director and senior creative technologist at Local Projects, a museum and public space design firm, and has created hardware and software interactions for Anthony McCall, Eyebeam, and Wired. His work has been exhibited at the Anthology Film Archives, the Hyde Park Art Center, 319 Scholes, Flux Factory, and Palais Kabelwerk in Vienna. He has presented at Dorkbot, Art && Code, and the O’Reilly Strata conference.
In Chicago, he was a co-founder of Plural Design and graduated with a BS from Northwestern, double majoring in Journalism and Animate Arts. He holds an MPS from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Eric Mika, Creative Director and Director of Creative Technology, Local Projects