designer / developer / researcher in interactive media
Frederik De Bleser is a PhD researcher and professor at the Sint Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. His research focuses on the link between art and technology, developing free software tools for generative design and data visualisation. He co-founded the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG) in 2004. He coordinates the Studio Data bachelor program and teaches in the technology lab in the master.
Using NodeBox as a tool he has organised data visualisation workshops in France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Lithuania and Canada. His open-source work is included in tools and applications reaching millions of people.
He has worked commercially creating visualisations for one of the largest Belgian newspapers and an interactive art installation for the Research Foundation Flanders. In his free time he is a coach for Hack Your Future, organizing and teaching web development to refugees. He lives with his wife and two children near Antwerp.