I am the Interactive Director and Co-Founder of the Design + Technology studio Rare Volume.

I graduated in 1998 with a degree in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design.

I am a founding partner of the Barbarian Group and worked with them until late 2009. I also helped to establish the west coast office and was head of the labs division. I also worked with Bloom Studio in early 2011 and worked on the Planetary iPad app which was the first code acquisition by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

I am a co-creator of the Cinder C++ framework along with Andrew Bell, Hai Nguyen, and dozens of developers around the world.

My work ranges from simple 2D data visualizations to immersive 3D terrain simulations. My primary interests include theoretical physics, astronomy, particle engines, and audio visualizations. I work in Cinder, OpenGL, and GLSL.

I have spoken at conferences around the world, including OFFF, Eyeo Festival, Tedx, FlashForward, FITC, Flash on the Beach, and FlashBelt. I was also a guest lecturer at RISD, NYU’s ITP program, UCLA’s DMA program, and SCI-ARC. My work has been shown at the Victoria&Albert Museum, Wing Luke Asian Museum, McLeod Residence Gallery, Wired NextFest, San Francisco Exploratorium, and the San Francisco Independent Film Festival.

robert ( at ) flight404 ( dot ) com