Born USA, 1985
Jonathan Hanahan is an artist and designer whose practice explores the cultural and social ramifications of experiences which transcend physical and digital occupations and the role technology plays in shaping, mediating, and disrupting our everyday realities. He develops Thick Interfaces—tools, devices, software, artifacts, websites, videos, etc. which agitate the digital facade and reveal the physical reality and complexity which exist underneath the thin veneer of our digital devices.
Hanahan received his BARCH from Virginia Tech and his MFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. He is the co-founder and creative director of Milieu, an anti-disciplinary studio focusing on developing tangible, speculative, and networked experiences with the Internet. In addition to his studio practice, Hanahan is an Assistant Professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Beginning in September 2017, Jonathan will be in residence at California College of the Arts.