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Scott Kildall

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Scott Kildall has been working with art, technology, and education for over 15 years. He focuses on transforming data from the natural environment, such as water quality, air quality and plant data into sound installations, sculptures, and video works. He uses custom electronics to create generative, data-driven experiences with uncertain outcomes.

His artwork has been exhibited internationally at venues including the New York Hall of Science, Transmediale, the Venice Biennale, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the San Jose Museum of Art.

He has received fellowships, awards and residencies from the SETI Institute, Impakt Works, Autodesk, Recology San Francisco, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center and more.

He currently resides in San Francisco.


  • Art and technology
  • Design
  • Computer science
  • Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Mapping
  • Critical making
  • Ecology
  • Art thinking


  • School of the Art Institute, MFA in Studio, 2006
  • Brown University, BA in Political Philosophy, 1991

Prior Experience

  • Director, Xenoform Labs
  • Shop Staff, Autodesk, Pier 9
  • New Media Exhibit Developer, Exploratorium

Awards & Distinctions

  • Bloedel Reserve Artist in Residence, 2021
  • American Arts Incubator Artist, 2017
  • Impact Works Artist in Residence, 2014
  • Eyebeam Art + Technology Center Artist in Residence, 2011

Selected Publications

  • Kildall, Scott and Nathaniel Stern. ‘Wikipedia Art: Citation as Performative Act.’ Wikipedia: Critical Point of View. Eds. Geert Lovink and Nathaniel Tkacz. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures (University of Amsterdam), 2011.