Sebastián Morales is an artist, engineer and researcher based in NYC. He develops interactive works at the intersections of robotics, digital culture and living systems. Born and raised in Mexico, he moved to the United States in 2009, where he has lived since. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering by IIT and a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications by NYU.
Morales’ work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. As a roboticist for the collective tatoué. with Pierre Emm and Johan Da Silveira, he has performed in Paris, Moscow, Brussels, Copenhagen, Belfort and Lyon.
His latest works have focused on speculative symbiotic relationships between organic and inorganic forms of life. Creating estuary spaces where primitive organisms from the Internet meet primitive single cells, allowing for future evolution of these combined life forms.
New York University (NYU), New York City, NY August 2016, May 2018
M.P.S Interactive Telecommunications Program
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago IL. August 2009, December 2013
B.S. Mechanical Engineering - GPA 3.4/4
HONORS AND AWARDS
NYU ITP Research Fellowship
CONACYT Beca al Extranjero
NYU-TSOA Dean’s Fellowship
IIT-International Merit Scholarship
IIT-Deans List: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2013
IIT-Resident Advisor Housing Scholarship- May 2011-May 2013
IIT-IPro day, Products and Process Innovations 1st place
New York City College of Technology, Jan 2019-May 2019
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Interactive Telecommunications Program NYU, Jan 2019-May 2019
Resident Research Fellow
Midnight Commercial Jan 2018- April 2018
Mechanical Engineer and Design Intern
NYU CS, Intro to Physical Computing, NYC NY, Jan -May 2017
tatoué. robotic tattoo machine , Paris France, May 2016 - Current
FATHOM, Oakland CA, October 2015- July 2015 Research Engineer
Autodesk Pier 9, San Francisco CA, February 2015-October 2015
Artist in Residency
SmarterShade Inc. Chicago, IL August 2012– January 2014
Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL Spring 2013- Fall 2013
Student Research (Composite 3D Printing)
DEKA R&D,- Manchester - NH Summer 2013
Mechanical Engineer Intern
Systems: Robotics, Kinematics, Parametric Design, Interactive Media, Networks, Physical Computing, Pneumatics, Research, Creative Coding
Design: Fusion 360, Eagle, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor HSM, Isadora, Maya, Blender, Rihno, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, FCPX, Abelton live
Fabrication: 3D printing, Laser Cutting, CNC machining, Welding, Casting, Vacuum Forming, Metal Machining, Wood Working
Languages: English- Fluent, Spanish- Native, French- Limited working proficiency
NYU ITP- Research Fellowship- Feb 2019-June 2019
Mana Contemporary-Artist in Residence- June 2018-June 2019
Singulier Contemporary Tattoo- June 2017
Autodesk Pier 9- Artist in Residence- February 2015- May 2015
MonkeyBars Cisco World Forum- IoT art installation- October 2014
WeWork- NYC NY.
Mana Contemporary Open House- New Jersey
Les Eurockéennes 2017 - Belfort, Fr.
Singulier Contemporary Tattoo- Brussels Be.
9th International Moscow Tattoo Convention
Little Fields- Brooklyn, NY.
Baby Castle- NYC, NY.
ITP Show (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
HelloTomorrow 2016- Paris, Fr.
Trailerpark I/O- Copenhagen Dk.
Autodesk Pier 9- San Francisco, US
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: 62421967
Title: 3d Printed Airtight Insulated Objects Using Fused Deposition Modeling
Filed: November 2016
Inventors: Quinionez, Carlo., Morales Prado, Sebastian
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.US14706209
Title: Variable Transmission Window
Filed: May 2014
Inventors: Morales Prado, Sebastian., Stacy, Michael.
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: 62120078
Title: Fabric Based Smart Shading Systems
Filed: Feb 2015
Inventors: Morales Prado, Sebastian., Tatzel, Ryan.