Marc Böhlen, artist-engineer, has been contributing to diversity in machine culture since 1986. His contributions include artworks and installations as well as peer reviewed publications. Böhlen's work has received numerous awards, including the ALIFE/VIDA 7.0 prize, and has been discussed in the New York Times and the Discovery Channel, amongst other venues.
Böhlen is currently associate professor in the department of Media Study, director of graduate studies and associate editor of JAISE (Journal for Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments). Recent art shows include MicroPublicPlaces: RepairCenter (Ars Electronica, Linz, 2010) and WaterBar (FluidCulture, Buffalo, 2011). Recent publications include Ambient Intelligence in the City (Springer 2009), Micro Public Places (Architectural League, New York, 2010), and Ambient Intelligence at the Beach (IEEE 2011).
Current research is geared towards imagining the future of large scale sensor systems in everyday life, including the new culture of numeracy that will accompany it. See www.realtechsupport.org/RESEARCH! for more information.