Marko Tandefelt

Marko Tandefelt is a Finnish born New York based musician and concept designer. Among his interests are: Immersive interactive multisensory cinema, experimental visualization systems, electronic musical instruments, MIDI bass controllers and synths, sensorbased prototyping, crowdsourcing and sustainable electric transportation systems. Marko has worked on pervasive computing, concept design, interactive and industrial visualization projects for companies such as NEC R&D Labs, ESIDesign and Antennadesign/NYC MTA. He works currently at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center in Chelsea, New York, as the Director of Technology and Research. Prior to Eyebeam, he worked at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York as an AV & Media Producer in a large scale touring international exhibition Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, as a Project Director and Curator of "SAUMA: Design as Cultural Interface" and “F2F: New Media Art from Finland” exhibitions. Since 2001, he has taught Masters level Physical Computing and Thesis Studio courses at Parsons The New School for Design MFA Design Technology program. Marko holds a B.M. degree Summa Cum Laude in Music Technology from NYU, a Master’s degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Film & TV School Interactive Telecommunications Program ITP. He is a longtime member of ACM, AES, IEEE, SIGGRAPH, SMPTE and SPIE, and a lifetime member of Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honor society. Most recently, Marko has been developing an immersive interactive multisensory 3D cinema capturing and playback system, a patent related to refridgerator technologies and a book project related to electric vehicles. Marko plays MIDI synth bass, Access Virus TI2 and Moogs in a NYC based upcoming band Varick. He has worked and recorded in NYC based recording studios, including Kraftwerk/Depeche Mode producer / DJ Francois Kevorkian’s Axis.