Jeff Thompson

Building: Morton
Room: 208
MFA, Rutgers University, 2006
BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2004

Creative programming, data visualization, game art, physical computing, algorithmic design

General Information

Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator whose work explores collaboration with, empathy for, and the poetics of computers and technological systems.


Thompson has exhibited and performed his work internationally at venues including the Museum of the Moving Image, Sheldon Museum of Art, the Taubman Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the Jersey City Museum, and the Weisman Art Museum. Recent commissions and residencies include Bell Labs, Abandon Normal Devices, Brighton Digital Festival, Impakt, Rhizome, Turbulence, and Harvestworks.


Honors & Awards

Artist-in-Residence at Bell Labs (2016)
Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA

Artist-in-Residence at Center for New Art (2016)
William Patterson University
Wayne, New Jersey, USA

Brighton Digital Festival Commission (2015)
Brighton, England

Artist-in-Residence at (2014)
Utrecht, Netherlands Commission (2014)
New York/Massachusetts, USA

Creativity + Technology = Enterprise Grant (2013)
Harvestworks; New York, New York, USA

Research Council Grant-in-Aid (2013)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rhizome Commission (2012)
New York, New York, USA

Artist-in-Residence at the Holland Computing Center (2009-2013)
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Van Lier Fellowship (2008)
Harvestworks; New York, New York, USA Commission (2007)

Department of Safety Artist-in-Residence (2007)
Anacortes, Washington, USA

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative
Artist-in-Residence: 2007 and 2009 (with Angeles Cossio)
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Vermont Studio Center (2006)
Nadine Goldsmith Fellowship; Johnson, Vermont, USA


  • HAR 241 Design I
  • HAR 340 Design II
  • HAR 271 Creative Programming
  • HAR 372 Technology and the Landscape
  • HAR 440 Design III