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Thomas Klinkowstein

Professor of Fine Arts, Design, Art History


Degrees

MS, 1975, Syracuse Univ; BS, 1971, Rochester Inst Tech


Bio

Tom Klinkowstein is a Professor of New Media Design in the Fine Arts Dept.

He was previously a professor in the graphic design department at the West Brabant Art and Design College in the Netherlands and since 2000, an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Communications Design department of Pratt Institute.

Tom Klinkowstein is also President and Creative Director of Media A, LLC, an internationally recognized design and consulting group with clients such as IBM, NASA, Novartis, Reuters, the Ford Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Arts I New York, Cond'Nast, Morgan Stanley, Nissan, Japan Airlines and the Bremen (Germany) Innovation Agency. He has spoken to over 100 business, political and academic groups, including the United Nations Conference on the Information Society, the Securities Industry Association, the Magazine Publisher's Association, the Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewett Museum of Art and Design, the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto, the Industrial Design Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai and the Dutch Design Institute's, Doors of Perception conference in Amsterdam.

His work has been shown in art centers, museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Mr. Klinkowstein's work also can be found in the archive of the Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art in The Netherlands; his work for NASA recently won two Communicator awards and his 10 meter long digital artwork, 'A Networked Designer's Critical Path: 1990-2090' was shown at the Fifth Avenue (New York) Gallery of the American Institute of Graphic Design.


Teaching Interests

Role of new and social media

Research Interests

Smart environments, smart objects, design thinking, design methodology

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
FA 014F (CP) DESIGN, BUS, & INNOVATION Undergraduate
FA 027 (CP) DIGITAL DESIGN Undergraduate
FA 100 HONORS ESSAY Undergraduate
FA 102A INTRO TO NEW MEDIA DESIGN Undergraduate
FA 102B SOCIAL MEDIA & WEB DESIGN Undergraduate
FA 102C MOTION GRAPHICS & SOUND DESIGN Undergraduate
FA 102D DESIGN FOR SMARTPHONES & IPADS Undergraduate
FA 106 SPECIAL PROJECTS-FA Undergraduate
FA 197 INTERNSHIP IN FINE ARTS Undergraduate
FA 199 SENIOR PROJECT Undergraduate
FA 202A INTRO TO NEW MEDIA DESIGN Graduate
FA 202D DESIGN FOR SMARTPHONES & IPADS Graduate
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