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Baldwin is a field analyst with the Open Technology Institute, working with the Red Hook Initiative in Brooklyn, New York to bring low-cost, Commotion-meshed internet access to the community. Jonathan is also working with residents to design and develop TidePools social software, running over the network, to address the needs and cultural interests of the Red Hook community. Additional tasks include designing Commotion documentation for network configurations and bringing conceptual artists into the meshed network space.
Jonathan has developed a range of activist communication technology projects, theoretical writings on Internet culture, and critical interactive design works. Past work includes award-winning art direction for a variety of design agencies, an animated, educational music video on quantum physics for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and graphical work for SpaceX’s sustainable rocketships.
Jonathan holds a Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology from Parsons, the New School for Design, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, Photography, and Film from the University of Southern California. A portfolio of work can be viewed at: http://www.jrbaldwin.com.