Stephen Cady is a Phoenix based artist who works in responsive sculptural installations and designs interactive and generative media. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. where he designs and instructs courses in computer graphics, visualization, physical computing and algorithmic based generative art.
As an artist, Stephen uses technology to investigate ideas of human and mechanic perception, multiplicity and personal ritual through the creation of interactive installations, responsive architectures and software art. As an educator, he promotes a multi-disciplinary ideal of artist and technologist to engage students with creative and critically challenging ideas to stimulate and enable their own personal development towards a language and process of contemporary art making.
Stephen came to the new-media field from a strong, traditional photographic background where he was an early adopter of digital imaging technology within the commercial production realm. He worked on many commercial projects involving VR and interactive imaging techniques for a multitude of industries spanning from automotive to equestrian in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Detroit.
Stephen began teaching in 2002 instructing introductory and advanced courses in photography, electronic art and new media design. He completed his MFA at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL) as well as receiving a BA in Digital Imaging from Brooks Institute of Photography and a Liberal Studies BA with a minor in Psychology from Antioch University.