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I am an artist currently based in Johannesburg.
My interests in process, knowledge, agency, and structure find their expression in the growing use of technology in our day-to-day lives. In my practice I’m concerned with our capacity to choose and to act in environments that are becoming ever more organized with the spread of consumer technologies and electronic devices. And by the accompanying formal structures that influence our behaviour that emerge within this process of organization. With varying degrees of success, I try and turn the act of encountering technology and similar structures or processes into something everyone can enjoy.

Get hold of me here: nathanogates@gmail.com

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I have a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts from The University of the Witwatersrand, where I’ve also lectured in physical computing and networked media practices.

My interests in technology, process-based research and critical arts methods of inquiry have allowed me to develop a proficiency in a wide range of areas some of which include:

  • Physical Computing: Design and implementation of interactive systems, both hardware and software components
  • Electronic Design, Schematic Capture & Hardware Layout (Altium) : Design for Manufacture
  • Course Design and Lecturing: From children through to tertiary education modules addressing alternative conceptions of technology; From theorectical and practical perspectives that treat technology as a cutlural, critical and expressive means of knowledge and knowledge creation.
  • Web Technologies: HTML, JS, CSS, NODEJS
  • IOT Paradigms of operation and varing degress of implementation

For any queries regarding exhibtions, presentations/talks, collaborative projects, lecturing and freelance work etc. please email me at: nathanogates@gmail.com, or find me on instagram or linkedIn.