Mushon Zer-AvivAlumni, Class of 2007
Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in NY & Tel Aviv. His work involves media in public space and public space in media. He explores the borders of collaborative models as they are redrawn through politics, design and networks. Among Mushon’s collaborations, he is the CO-founder of Shual.com – a foxy design studio; YouAreNotHere.org – a tour of Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv; Kriegspiel – a computer game version of the Situationist Game of War; the Turing Normalizing Machine – exploring algorithmic prejudice; Alef – the open source multi-script font; the Collaborative-Futures.org collaboratively authored book; and multiple government transparency and civic participation initiatives with the Public Knowledge Workshop; Mushon is also in charge of map design at Waze.com. Mushon is an honorary resident at Eyebeam – an art and technology center in New York. He teaches digital media as a faculty member of Shenkar School of Engineering and Design. Previously he taught new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Mushon blogs at Mushon.com and can be followed at @mushon.