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David Wilson

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

David N Wilson is an artist, professor, and researcher. His research investigates how emergent digital technologies create, maintain, and change culture. He has carried out research at The University of Texas at Dallas, and The New School for Public Engagement, School of Media Studies. At each institution he helped to establish design research labs that investigate an emergent digital communications form called Public Interactives. Additionally, at The New School, in the University Transdisciplinary Graduate Laboratory hosted by Parsons School of Design, he conducted techno cultural research on CivicTech in collaboration with Microsoft New York. His collaborations with Microsoft investigated matters of emergent social technologies, big data, and civic engagement. David has presented research at SIGGRAPH, Ideas City at New Museum, and through publications by the Association for Computer Machinery and xCoAx.

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Research Interests

  • Techno Culture
  • Public Interactives
  • Design and Systems Thinking
  • Visual Communications Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Student Centered Pedagogy


  • The Lone Star Digital Memorial: a case study in pervasive displays”, Association for Computing Machinery 6th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
  • “The Online Gallery of Public Interactives: Digital Archiving as Doing and Presenting Research”, xCoAx Computation, Communication, Aesthetics, and X

Exhibitions / Performances

  • “Meanwhile…in the real world”, New Art City: Virtual Art Space
  • “82”, ATEC Social Justice Art and Film Festival
  • “Capitalism, Art, and Police Brutality”, ATEC Social Justice Art and Film Festival
  • “Listening to Apollo 11 for Celestial Celebration: Music, Art, and Technology “, Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
  • “¿Qué es la Fotomaratón? ¿What is Marathon Photo?”, FOTOMUSEO The National Museum of Photography in Colombia
  • “Dada Speaks”, Dallas Museum of Art
  • “The Lone Star Digital Memorial”, HIV/AIDS Awareness Week at UT Dallas
  • “AIDS Quilt Touch”, SIGGRAPH
  • “Let’s SEE the Trash”, Ideas City @New Museum