ELISE CO & NIKITA PASHENKOV
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Elise Co Email
Nikita Pashenkov Email
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Elise Co is a media artist and founding partner of Aeolab, a design and 
technology consulting firm in Los Angeles. Co holds a Master of Science 
degree in Media Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in 
architecture from MIT.  She is a former Professor of New Media at the 
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Basel, Switzerland, where she 
taught courses in interaction design and physical computing.  Her work 
has been shown internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art 
NY, SIGGRAPH, IMRF Tokyo, Cooper Union, and the New York Art Directors 
Club.  She was recently selected as an Artist in Residence for Extending 
Creativity in Digital Media at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in 
Snowmass, Colorado.

Nikita Pashenkov was born in the former Soviet Union, lived in USA since 
1991, and in Japan between 2003-2004. He earned a Bachelors Degree with 
Honors from Architecture School at Princeton University and Master of 
Science from MIT. He has worked as a researcher with Aesthetics & 
Computation Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and later at GK Tech Inc, 
a branch of the Japanese industrial design conglomerate GK Design Group. 
He later co-founded Aeolab, a design and technology firm in Los Angeles. 
His work investigates the intersection between design, programming and 
electronics technology and has been featured in exhibitions at MoMA (New 
York), Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Eyebeam Atelier (New 
York), and Ginza Gallery (Tokyo).