Nathan Martin is CEO of Deeplocal Inc. Prior to founding Deeplocal in 2006, Martin was a researcher and artist-in-residence at Carnegie Mellon University, where he led an interdisciplinary team in the development of a collaborative online mapping toolkit. As a founding member of both an art group and a touring punk/metal band, Martin has spoken, toured, and exhibited internationally since age 16. He has more than a decade of experience with mobile technology, starting in 1999 as Mobile Device Specialist for MetaDesign SF and continuing his work with clients including Palm Computing, Brodia, Panasonic, and Nike.
Martin has taught art and design at several universities; he holds an MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, both in electronic media art. He has received recognition and numerous awards for his work in art, music, and technology, and he continues to write and speak about his passion for integrating the artists' process into the design and development of improved ways of experiencing people, information, and objects in this world.
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