Arjan Scherpenisse

As a programmer and tinkerer, my work is about the exploration of a new universe. Diving head-first into new technologies and unexplored media, I work on the boundary between the physical and the virtual.

So, what exactly does that mean? I like working on challenging projects in a wide spectrum of technologies. By trade, I have been doing web development for over 10 years, but the jobs I find most interesting always have a physical component in them. Web-connected art installations, RFID interfaces, hacked ipods, et cetera. I', specialized in the research of new media and its (artistic) possibilities.

When I got my Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam, I decided not to follow the obvious path of becoming a regular "IT specialist". I joined Eyefi Interactive, working part-time  while finishing my study Unstable Media / Interactive Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, I started working for Mediamatic Lab in May 2008.

Mediamatic has been an almost perfect environment for me to work. The combination between challenging technology and interesting clients was a very good one and I learned a lot during this period. I stayed at Mediamatic until July 2011, when I decided to start my own company, MiracleThings.