Hometown - Los Angeles, CA
Occupation - Artist, Technologist & College Professor
Expertise - Robotics, Art, Digital Design & Fabrication
Ian Ingram. Roboticist, technologist, artist. With master’s degrees from MIT and Carnegie Mellon in science and fine art, Ian is an uncommon entity in the world of tech.
Ian’s passion is to integrate with the environment around him. He builds mechatronic and robotic systems that borrow facets from animal morphology and behavior, from the shapes and movements of machines and from our stories about animals. These systems often are intended to cohabitate and interact with animals in the wild.
“I’m particularly interested in what really defines a robot. What it means to be a robot versus just a machine.”
Ian’s artwork and his inventions have been exhibited internationally, including at the Andy Warhol Museum; the Museum of Modern Art of Toluca, Mexico; Art Chicago; the Yada Gallery in Nagoya, Japan; Popular Science Magazine; with a recent solo show at Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen.
The intellectual, artist and fabricator – there’s no telling what Ian’s team will come up with but whatever direction they go you can rest assured it’s going to stand out.