Patrick Stefaniak

Patrick Stefaniak is currently an MFA student in Digital Art + New Media at UC Santa Cruz, earned a BFA in Digital Art from Indiana University in 2015, and has worked in New York as a Creative Technologist. He works with 3D games, virtual reality, video performance, installation, writing, hole punching, crocheting, and 3D printing to think about rendering, perception, labor, queerness, and fun.

His thesis project takes a close look at cloth simulation in game engines and 3D modeling software to explore the materiality of digital graphics and the enmeshed relationship of player/game/designer/algorithm/screen.