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  • Aya Karpinska

    Part-Time Faculty

    Email
    karpinsa@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Aya Karpinska

    Profile

    Aya is an interaction designer and artist who creates at the meeting place of imagination, technology, and language; producing work that explores the forms and interfaces of reading, writing, and performance.  

     

    She has worked in the user experience industry since the early 2000s, starting out creating marketing and service design projects for brands such as  Samsung, Google, Lego, Sesame Workshop, Martha Stewart, and Nike. She has since turned her attention to assisting startups with interactive design and strategy, as well as interactive exhibition design.  

     

    Aya is also active in the digital literature community, and has exhibited work, performed, and lectured across the United States and internationally. She created one of the first literary iPhone apps, Shadows Never Sleep. Aya holds Master’s degrees in Interactive Telecommunications (New York University) and Literary Arts (Brown University). She received her black belt in aikido studying under Imaizumi Shizuo Sensei.


    Research Interests

    interaction design, history of technology, digital literature, esoteric studies


    Current Courses

    History of Interface
    PSAM 5703, Spring 2022

    Thesis Studio 2
    PGTE 5301, Spring 2022

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