Marc Böhlen

Marc Bohlen.

Marc Böhlen

Marc Böhlen

Field

Emerging Practices in Computational Media

Contact Information

228 Center for the Arts

Buffalo NY, 14260-6010

Phone: (716) 645-0940

mrbohlen@buffalo.edu

Bio

Marc Böhlen is trained as a stonemason. After receiving his Lizentiat in Art History and Archeology from the University of Zürich, he worked as a farm hand in British Columbia, Canada before studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado and then Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Parallel to university based education,  Böhlen worked in industry as technical staff at IBM Research Labs in Switzerland over the course of several years.

Böhlen is the recipient of the 2004 Artificial Life/VIDA award and the 2014 Vilcek Digital Art Prize. His works have been exhibited in Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Canada, US, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Norway,  and the UK.  In 2010 Böhlen received a multi-year research grant from Intel Corp to study the impact of biosensing technologies on everyday life.  In addition to his art practice,  Böhlen has authored over 40 peer reviewed publications.

Artist-engineer Marc Böhlen / RealTechSupport delivers the kind of support technology really needs. His research focuses on two areas: public computational media and speculative robotics. Public computational media investigates computational media in their capacity to impact public concerns at scale. Speculative robotics considers robotics as a mode of artistic inquiry and makes use of quantitative methods of engineering to produce new qualitative conditions and experiences.

Current Research

Other Emerging Practices Faculty:

Matt Kenyon.

226A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0535

mkenyon@buffalo.edu

Director, Graduate Program
Assistant Professor
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences

Field: Graphic Design; Emerging Practices

Stephanie Rothenberg.

138 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0546

sjr6@buffalo.edu

Graphic Design Program Head
Associate Professor
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences

Field: Graphic Design; Emerging Practices

Paul Vanouse.

141 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0532

vanouse@buffalo.edu

Professor
Program Head, Emerging Practices
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Director
Coalesce Center for Biological Art

Field: Emerging Practices

Instructional Support

Domenic J. Licata.

139 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0531

djlicata@buffalo.edu

Instructional Support
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Chair
UB Professional Staff Senate

Field: Graphic Design; Emerging Practices