What is a Creative Technologist?

This monday I had the opportunity to hear Mat Tizard (@mtizard) give the most concise and fitting definition of a creative technologist:

Someone who utilizes the newest and most appropriate technologies to serve a creative purpose and create an innovative outcome.

That’s what I got from it, although his definition was a little more elegant.

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To him, some of the most interesting things lie in between the disciplines. The combination of the wonders of science and the beauty of art. And I couldn’t agree more. 

I mean if you think about it, they aren’t two different. All types of design involve some math and symmetry, whether it’s art or engineering. 

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He showed us some of the projects that he has worked on as the head Creative Technologist. The V Motion Project at Calenso:

And Beck’s Edison Bottle at Shine:

To me, it seems like a creative technologist is a kind of interface for the designers and the programmers. Sounds like a pretty cool gig. 

EXCITED!

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