Justin Trupiano
PhD Candidate
Critical Media Practices

Justin Trupiano is a PhD Candidate in Emergent Technologies and Media Arts Practices, at the University of Colorado Boulder. He previously completed an MFA thesis, at the University of Notre Dame, entitled Strange Loops: A Study of Computation in Art and Consciousness which explored the empirical limits of humans, the subjective experience of machines and the expanded consciousness created through human-machine interaction. Prior to Notre Dame Trupiano worked as a computer programmer and photographer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His work often addresses unseen and inaccessible aspects of the universe. Using data-driven 3D renderings and custom software he explores phenomena outside the visual spectrum as a way to address the limited empirical access of humans, question the subjective nature of reality and reevaluate how to locate humanity within the context of a greater cosmos.