Jenny Rodenhouse 
 
Selected Projects     
    Gossip Girl -- furniture  
    BRB -- symposium
    Live Stream -- furniture    
    99¢ Space to Fit -- exhibition; video
    Superficial-Sacrificial -- installation
    The Logistical Baroque -- simulation             
    The Enchanted Forest -- video
    Xbox -- interface 
    Frame by Frame -- writing
    Personal Roving Mascot -- installation
    Sensor Salon -- installation
    NFL Fantasy Football -- interaction
    Microsoft Gesture Library -- interaction

Teaching -- assistant professor; director               
    The Immersion Lab
    Wobbly Realities
    Courses

News  

About  
    Jenny Rodenhouse is an artist, interaction designer, and researcher in Los Angeles. Her work proposes that the interface is our new natural habitat, creating projects that explore our increasingly immersive, screen-based lifestyles. Working with both physical and digital media, she intertwines windowed structures, software, and screens to examine the pervious aesthetics, power, and economy of the interface -- interfaces; UI; screens; Unity; AR; VR; MR; 3D modeling

    Jenny is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Immersion Lab at ArtCenter College of Design. She teaches for the Interaction Design Department and Media Design Practices MFA program. She holds a MFA degree from ArtCenter College of Design and Bachelors in Industrial & Interaction Design from Syracuse University (5-yr program). Jenny has been a Fellow at Nature, Art, & Habitat Residency in Sottochiesa Italy, a Postgraduate Research Fellow at Media Design Practices ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena California, a designer and researcher at Microsoft Research in Social Computing, Xbox, and Windows Phone Advanced Development in Seattle Washington. While at Microsoft she worked on the first Windows Phone platform, explored the future of transmedia entertainment, prototyped emerging gestural interactions, designed and shipped the Xbox 2011 interface (Information Architecture to > Top Level UI to > Sign In to > Settings), and explored cross-platform social experiences for Microsoft Research and Xbox Live (Xbox + NFL).

    Her work has been shown at The Swiss Architecture Museum; Architektur Galerie Berlin; BODY and the Anthropocene; the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture; Architecture + Design Museum; Open City Art City Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Post-Internet Cities Conference; The Graduate Center for Critical Studies; KAM Workshops: Artificial Natures; and CHI. Her projects have been featured in Wallpaper, The Guardian, Wired Magazine, Anti-Utopias, Test Plots Magazine, and Time Magazine.

Contact -- jenny.rodenhouse@gmail.com
Mark

News --


upcoming symposium

    BRB!
    A Symposium hosted by Ben Hooker, Jenny Rodenhouse, and Wobbly Realities / Monday November 5th, 4-7pm


article

    Dot Connect Magazine
2018 Alumni Reunion Panels Explore  Design Innovation and the Future at ArtCenter


presentation and panel

    Digital Technologies & the Future of Making
Join ArtCenter faculty and students for a lively discussion on how the latest advances will reshape how we do what we do. Panelists: Safir Bellali (BS 01), Todd Masilko (BS 96), Jenny Rodenhouse (MFA 15), with Moderator: Babette Strousse, Graduate Transportation and Product Design Faculty.


research group

    Wobbly Realities: A working group at Media Design Practices By Ben Hooker and Jenny Rodenhous #StreamingLifestyles #InterfaceAesthetics #VirtualUrbanism #eSportsBodies / Live Reader: https://wobblyrealities.tumblr.com/


exhibition    

    Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of X October 12 - October 28, 2018


seminar

    Sessions on Territory — Urbanism and the Anthropocene / Monday, September 24th at 16h in the ONA Focushalle / With a lecture by Alon Schwabe & Daniel Fernandez-Pascual (Cooking Sections / RCA London) / In conversation with Katja Jug and Jenny Rodenhouse.


exhibition

    Film 99¢ Space to Fit for AGPS Architecture
    Transform Exhibition
    The Swiss Architecture Museum
    September 28, 2018


teaching fall 2018

    ArtCenter College of Design
    - Google Daydream Sponsored Studio: Tools for Future Creators
    - Body Tracking Interactions using Mocap
    - LiveStyles of the Live Streaming: Graduate Studio 2


teaching

    AI&Agents
    ArtCenter College of Design
    Interaction Design
    Summer Studio 2018
    With Todd Masilko


teaching   

    AR 90210
    ArtCenter College of Design
    Summer Studio 2018
    With Filip Kostic


symposium 

    Useless A.I.
    Organizer and Curator
    Media Design Practices
    ArtCenter College of Design
    March 28th 7pm



teaching 

    Rigged: Virtual Infrastructure for Tracking Kinoks
    Media Design Practice, ArtCenter
    4-Week Intensive Studio with Tim Durfee
    Faculty Lead



teaching

    The Odd Couple: Augmented Architectures
    Media Design Practice, ArtCenter
    4-Week Intensive Studio with Tim Durfee
    Faculty


panel

    Architektur Galerie Berlin
    Andreas Ruby in conversation with Marc Angelil + Sarah Graham, Jenny Rodenhouse, Karin Sander and Arno Brandlhuber on the exhibition “agps     architecture – 99 Cent”


teaching 

    The Nervous System
    ArtCenter College of Design
    TestLab Berlin
    With Carolina Trigo and Michael Sans
    Fall Term, September - November


presentation   

    VIRTUALITIES AND REALITIES
    The 2nd International Open Fields Conference on Artistic Research
    The Enchanted Forest: Satellite Canopies and Digital Understories
    RIXC Center for New Media Culture
    Riga
    October 19 - October 21, 2017


video + installation  

    99 Cent Space to Fit
    For agps architecture
    Architektur Galerie Berlin
    Opening November 3, 2017


workshop 

    Predicting Human Behavior Through Prototyping
    NASA, JPL Design Thinking Event
    Pasadena, CA
    August 30th


exhibition   

    VR Installation for Getty Images
    Los Angeles, CA
    August 24th


exhibition

    The Enchanted Forest: Satellite Canopies and Digital Understories
    The Night Gallery
    Chicago, IL
    August - September


panel

    Microsoft Design Expo: Mixed Reality
    Faculty Panel Discussion: Teaching Mixed Reality
    Seattle, WA


workshop

    Vans + ArtCenter, 3-Day DesignStorm
    ArtCenter College of Design
    In collaboration with James Chu and Tyrone Drake
    Faculty


workshop    

    Future of Design + Art Education
    ArtCenter College of Design
    In collaboration with Candice-Leigh Baumgardner and Chiara Ferrari
    Faculty
    3-Day DesignStorm


publication 

    Wallpaper Magazine
    How should a city behave? The MAAT examines the question of post-Internet cities
    Everything On Time


presentation 

    Post-Internet Cities
    Everything On Time
    Presented May 26, 2017
    Museum of Art, Architecture, Technology
    Lisbon


teaching   

    Object/Asset
    VR Transdisciplinary Studio
    With Filip Kostic
    ArtCenter College of Design
    Summer 2017


workshop

    The Trip
    VR/MR + Transportation Systems
    Graduate Transportation Department
    With Theo Triantafyllidis
    ArtCenter College of Design
    4 weeks in Spring 2017


teaching 

    Product Design for Interaction Designers
    Design & Technology Department
    Santa Monica College
    Spring 2017


teaching

    Everyday Immersions MDP
    VR and AR Graduate Studio
    Media Design Practices
    With Ben Hooker and Theo Triantafyllidis
    ArtCenter College of Design
    Spring 2017


teaching

    Everyday Immersions TDS
    VR and AR Transmedia Studio
    Interaction Design
    With Filip Kostic
    ArtCenter College of Design
    Spring 2017


publication

    Body. Exhibition at Pokoyhof Passage in Wrocław
    Anti-Utopias
    October 12, 2016


exhibition

    The Enchanted Forest: Satellite Canopies and Digital Understories
    The Algorithm in the Room
    Graduate Center of Critical Studies
    ArtCenter College of Design


publication 

    The Enchanted Forest and Test Park
    Test Plots Magazine, Issue One
    A serial publication by Landscape Architecture
    Ohio State University


exhibition 

    Sensor Salon
    BODY in the Anthropocene
    European Capital of Culture
    Wroclaw, Poland
    September 2016


teaching   

    Design for Interactive Narrative
    Interaction Design Department
    Art Center College of Design
    Pasadena, CA
    Fall 2016


teaching 

    Senior Studio: A.I. and Agents
    Interaction Design Department
    Art Center College of Design
    Pasadena, CA
    Fall 2016


teaching   

    Interactive Storytelling
    Interaction Design Department
    Design and Technology
    Santa Monica College
    Santa Monica, CA
    Fall 2016


exhibition

    World Perfumery Congress
    Ginkgo Bioworks Exhibition
    Miami, FL
    Summer 2016


residency

    The Enchanted Forest
    Art, Nature, and Habitat Multidisciplinary Residency
    Sottochiesa, Italy
    Summer 2016


exhibition 

    Everything, On Time
    Architecture + Design Museum
    Los Angeles, CA
    2016


talk

    Art Center College of Design Interaction Design         Department Panel
    World Information Architecture Day
    Pasadena, CA
    January 2016


teaching   

    Interaction Design 2: Macro to Micro
    Interaction Design Department
    Art Center College of Design
    Pasadena, CA
    Spring 2016


teaching 

    User Experience Design 2
    Design and Technology Department
    Santa Monica College
    Santa Monica, CA
    Spring 2016


award   

    Exhibition Awarded Bronze Dragon
    Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture Independent Jury Award
    Now There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City
    Shenzhen
    2015


panel 

    Roundtable: Where is Now? When is There?
    Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture
    Shenzhen, China
    December 2015


exhibition

    Everything, On Time
    Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture exhibition Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City curated by Mimi Zeiger and Tim Durfee
    Shenzhen
    December 2015


installation 

    Everything, On Time Exhibition
    by Mimi Zeiger and Tim Durfee
    Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture exhibition Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City
    Shenzhen
    December 2015


talk

    Art Center College of Design Panel Discussion
    Wearable Tech Los Angeles
    Pasadena, CA
    October 2015


teaching

    Play Studio
    Interaction Design Senior Studio
    Art Center College of Design
    Pasadena, CA
    Fall 2015


talk

    The Tornado is Staying but the Lightning Will Need to be Replaced and Test Park work
    Artificial Natures, KAM Workshop
    Chania, Greece
    August 2015


exhibition

    The Tornado is Staying but the Lightning Will Need to be Replaced
    Media Design Practices Summer Research                 Exhibition
    Art Center College of Design, Wind Tunnel Gallery
    Pasadena, CA
    August, 2015


publication 

    Welcome to Test Park
    Published in Method Quarterly's Fiction Issue
    2015


fellowship

    Milken Family Foundation MDP Post-Graduate Fellowship
    Art Center College of Design
    Pasadena, CA
    June - August, 2015


exhibition

    Media Design Practices Thesis Exhibition
    Wind Tunnel Gallery, Art Center College of Design
    Pasadena, CA
    April 16, 2015


talk

    Future of Hardware
    Microsoft Research, FUSE Lab's Social Computing Symposium
    San Francisco, CA
    January 11-13th 2015


award

    Best Art & Design Project for Car Pools iGem 2014
    Boston, MA
    2014


fellowship

    Art Center Interaction Design Teaching Fellowship
    2014 - 2015


publication

    The Guardian, Observer


talk 

    Sensor Salon
    Microsoft Design Expo
    Featured in GeekWire
    Seattle, WA
    July 2014


publication 

    Sensor Salon
    Wired UK


publication

    Sensor Salon
    FastCompany



Mark