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About Me

Hello. I'm David. I like to work with interesting people on ambitious ideas. Let's collaborate on a project.

David Nuñez is the Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the MIT Museum, where he is leading its digital+physical transformation as the museum reboots in its new location. He is deploying new infrastructure to support improved collections access, innovative digital experiences, and more consistent ongoing audience engagement.

Through his consulting work, David helps organizations identify, understand, and build strategies for near-future digital approaches.  Over the past twenty years working with non-profits, startups, and brands, he has developed an unwavering belief in a hands-on approach to research about digital+physical innovation: the best way to understand a topic is through rapid and soulful prototyping with upcoming technologies. Thus, he knows his hands will always be covered in source code regardless of his job title.

Previously he was Managing Partner at Midnight Commercial, a Brooklyn-based digital strategy/innovation consultancy.  His multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers, and strategists invented new products, experiences, and artwork for C-suite leaders and global design teams, including digital engagement initiatives for Target, Google, Cartier, and Samsung.

David held a Visiting Scientist appointment with the Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab, where he explored the evocative movement of machines and robots.  He was a visiting lecturer at Northeastern University, teaching programming in the College of Arts, Media, and Design. He regularly delivers guest talks for museum studies, design, and technology courses and meetups.

His personal research interests include source code ephemera and esoteric programming languages, and his work seeks to illuminate the human soul that exists in all software. He built Geppetto, a platform for the computational choreography of machines and robots in performances. He is working on a text editor for live coding, kn0t, that enables human expression through the performative act of writing software.

David holds an M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab where he worked in the Personal Robots group. He earned a B.A. in Computer Science and Managerial Studies from Rice University.

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