Bio

Bio

Stephen Cady is an artist and educator who works in responsive sculptural installations and designs interactive and generative media. He currently is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Graphic Design and Photography Department at Santa Barbara City College where he instructs and develops courses in digital photography, creative thinking, creative coding and information visualization. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. where he designed curriculum and instructed 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, information processing, 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 in 2007 at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Lab (evl) in as well as receiving a BA in Digital Imaging from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1998 and a Liberal Studies BA with a minor in Psychology from Antioch University in 2004.