CHAR STILES (b.1995)   

@CHARSTILES  

NYC/PITT

Education:

Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Computer Science and Art with a Minor in Media Design (University Honors & College Honors)
May 2018

Experience:

Developer at Tin Drum, a startup in Pittsburgh, PA

Developed an AR iOS app among other components of an internationally exhibited AR short called Tartuffe. Worked on AR/VR pieces for St.Vincent and Crystal Castles.
Summer 2017 ~

Researcher at the Community Robotics Education and Technology Empowerment Lab at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute

Worked with their EarthDev Team on the Explorables project to create data visualizations with maps to convey compelling stories about the environment and humanity.
Summer 2016

Studio Assistant at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Prepares class materials such as example work for lectures and gathers data to use by students by writing web scrapers.
Fall 2015 ~

Intern for Artists Kevin Swioff and Lisa Park at New Inc.

Head assistant on the creation of Swioff and Park’s interactive sculptural installation, Luma. Shown at Red Bull Studios, Chelsea, NYC. Assisted in the coordination of a team of  installation assistants and production, designed and 3D printed parts for the sculptures.
Summer 2015

Intern for Artists & Programmers Kyle McDonald and Lauren McCarthy at Metropolitan Exchange

Scraped the web for content to use in a recurrent neural network, wrote data visualizations, organized files, created 3d models of installations for planning & fabricated prototypes.
Summer 2015

Intern for Artists & Designers Eroon Kang and Taeyoon Choi at Math Practice

Designed hardware capsule and vitrine, fabricated the prototype, & wrote content for the team’s workshop TimeKeepers which was hosted by LACMA.
Summer 2015

CNC Router Technician at CMU ArtFab Labs

Assists students and faculty with routing jobs, prepares CAD & CAM files, maintains shop and facilities.
Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

SexEd Project Assistant at Open Engagement

Assisted video shoots and editing for SexEd’s Pleasure Workshop, which is encouraging a public discussion about sexual health and education, during Open Engagement, which is an international conference and platform for socially engaged art.
March 2015

 

Awards and Honors:

  • Small Undergraduate Research Grant
    Summer 2017
  • Frank-Ratchye Fund for the Art at the Frontier Microgrant
    Jan 2017
  • The Henry Armero Memorial Award for Inclusive Creativity
    Jan 2016
  • Frank-Ratchye Fund for the Art at the Frontier Microgrant
    Oct 2015
  • John L. Porter Sophomore Award
    May 2015
  • Fundamentals of Programming Competition Championship Round
    Spring 2014
  • Dean’s List
    Fall 2013~
  • High Honors Dean’s List
    Spring 2013
  • Carnegie Museum of Art – 2 Minute Film Festival Onsite People’s Choice Award and Online People’s Choice Award
    June 2014

Select Exhibitions & Presentations:

  • Visuals for VIA 2017
    Performed live coding for artists Elysia Crampton (CAL), Haleek Maul (BGI), EMBACI (NYC), D0UZE (NYC), Anna Azizzy (PIT)
    Oct 2017
  • Apple Pie: An American Art Show at Goodyear Arts, Charlotte NC
    Exhibited in show addressing the intersectional identities of American artists.
    March 2017
  • Power and the Soul at The Frame
    Exhibited in show and talkbacks focused on intersections of diversity and social justice.
    Jan 2017
  • Weird Reality: Head-Mounted Art && Code at The Ace Hotel
    Exhibited in salon and presented piece to the symposium in a short talk with collaborator Alicia Iott.
    Oct 2016
  • Incarnate at The Frame
    Collaborated with Gwen Sadler on an installation two-person show.
    Oct 2015
  • Henry Armero Memorial Award Winner Presentation at The Miller Gallery
    Presented VR piece with collaborator Alicia Iott.
    Sep 2016