My name is Valia Fetisov
. I'm a media artist and software engineer
interested in the intersection of social psychology and technology. More specifically, my passion is constructing artificial situations to explore people's reactions. If you don't want to read further, here is a video
that introduces my work.
I'm a freelance web developer working with cultural institutions.
For almost five years I was employed as a CTO in a small yet powerful Moscow-based organisation Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. I was responsible for all of the digital products around the ecosystem to mention a few: media projects like the-m-all
; the institute application
; an international architectural competition platform
for accepting thousands of applications and some small internal tools like the students' library and archive.
At the same time, I'm teaching at the Rodchenko School of Photography and New Media with a workshop-based course: “Technical Introduction to a Media Art.” During a one-year period students learn about PureData, Max/MSP/Jitter, Arduino, Meteor and other technologies. But my work is not to teach people how to use these programs, but rather to inspire them to hack things around.
Just in case you're interested in technologies I have experience with: Git, Node.js, Meteor.js, d3.js, React.js, SSR, nginx, Electron, Stylus, Jade, ESLint, Mocha, MongoDB, MySQL; Arduino, esp8266, MQTT, PureData, Max/MSP/Jitter and Unity. There is my github