Nathan Matteson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design. He received his BFA from the University of Tennessee and his MFA from the University of Chicago. He has been teaching and working in Chicago since 1999. His work pointedly ignores commonly accepted boundaries amongst disciplines. Currently he is obsessed with computational methods of typeface generation and letterform modification. He is also a founding member of the product design collaboration Obstructures, and a researcher with RDCEP at the University of Chicago's Computation Institute.
Specific Research Area
Material and immaterial tectonics; distributed architectures for data visualization; computational design and designerly computation; the relationships among data, information, and facts.
Society of Typographic Arts, American Institute for Graphic Arts, College Art Assocation