Sheinkopf, David (ds3906)

David Sheinkopf

guest artist/lecturer in A&HA 5120 001: March 2021

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Educational Background

David Sheinkopf is a creative technologist with a background in education and arts administration. His skill set and body of work is diverse-- designing and building custom electronics for the world’s biggest brands, developing curriculum for students (from age 9 to 60), and creating public programming at the intersection of arts and technology. 

In 2015, Sheinkopf co-founded Smooth Technology, an experiential production studio that designs, builds and implements specialized technology solutions. There, he has been responsible for carrying projects from conception to completion for clients ranging from multinational corporations (Cisco Systems, Google) to pop stars (Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey). 

Previously, Sheinkopf established and directed the education and technology departments at Pioneer Works, a Brooklyn-based arts and science nonprofit. Over his six year tenure, he managed a wide-range of artists, courses, students, teachers and curricula. He also created public programming and events that still occur annually, including a 3D-printed boat race (The Red Hook Regatta), a hackathon (Hack Red Hook), creative technology conference (Software for Artists Day), and an education collaboration with Google (Art x Code). 

David has also spent over a decade in the classroom, teaching at The Churchill School in Manhattan. There, he developed a curriculum for teaching analog and digital electronics to high school students, preparing them for life in an increasingly computerized world. He continues to teach VR and Physical Computing at Teachers College, Columbia University. 

When not teaching, building, or programming, you can find David fixing bicycles, composing music, or barbecuing for his friends and family.

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