STUDIO Fellow Richard Pell is a Pittsburgh-based artist and professor of electronic media art at Carnegie Mellon University. His research involves an examination of the social implications of emerging technologies ranging from robotics to biotech.
His main research focus, The Center for PostNatural History, is currently in residence at the STUDIO. The CPNH is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the complex interplay between culture, nature and biotechnology.
In 1998 Pell co-founded The Institute for Applied Autonomy, a collective of engineers, artists and activists united by the cause of individual and collective self-determination. Towards this end, the IAA produced several highly acclaimed projects including, The Robotic GraffitiWriter, StreetWriter, iSee, TXTmob and Terminal Air.