Juan Manuel Escalante
Assistant Professor, Graphic & Interactive Design
Juan Manuel Escalante is a designer and an artist working with computer code, modular synthesizers, and analog drawings. His work has been shown in the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Peru, South Korea, Mexico, and featured in major festivals and exhibitions, such as OFFF, Mutek, Currents New Media, Binario, Ceremonia, amongst others. He is a member of the National System of Art Creators (National Endowment for the Arts, MX) and received the Corwin Award (1st prize) for Electronic-Acoustic Composition in 2016.
He has taught creative programming at the University of California Santa Barbara, and at various higher education institutions in Mexico, including the graduate program in Architecture (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM), where he founded and directed its Media Lab for eight years. He holds a BArch (Autonomous Metropolitan University, MX), an MFA in Architecture (UNAM), and a Ph.D. in Media Arts & Technology (University of California, Santa Barbara).