I am an artist, researcher, and teacher interested in creating images, videos, and interactive experiences with code. I am particularly drawn to creating visuals that appear pixelated and ambiguous. The uncertainty and unexpectedness in such visuals have a special appeal to me. I also develop custom software and hardware tools for my artistic practice when they do not exist. For instance, I built Minus E, an award-winning robotic system that creates large-scale representational drawings with scribbles, and Mandarinizer, an experimental camera app that captures pictures in a pixel-art format consisting of Mandarin Chinese characters. My most recent research involves the daily publications of coding experiments on Instagram, through which I explore the novel possibilities of code as a creative medium.

Currently, I am working as an adjunct professor of Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) / Interactive Media Arts (IMA) at Tisch School of Arts, New York University. Previously, I taught web development and creative coding at New York University Abu Dhabi.

In my spare time, I like cooking. You can find photos of some of my cooking here.

If you want to know more about me, check out my CV, or drop me a line at hi@jackbdu.com. I would be happy to chat with you :)