Nick Hardeman

Nick Hardeman is a new media artist, designer, and experimenter. Nick enjoys drawing, painting and combining traditional mediums with emerging technologies. He utilizes technology to create immersive environments that bring wonderment and provoke discovery through exploration. Nick's work includes fine art, interactive installations, mobile and online applications that investigate new modes of creative expression. He is currently the Minister of Interactive Art at Design I/O.

Session: Connected Worlds

Theo, Emily and Nick of Design I/O will talk about their latest and most ambitious project ‘Connected Worlds’: a large scale immersive interactive ecosystem which allows children to build up 6 different biomes and manage the water resources to balance the needs of all the different plants and creatures that inhabit it. Connected Worlds at the New York Hall of Science has been three years in the making and is possibly one of the largest immersive interactive installations ever made.

The Design I/O team will talk about the monumental challenges they faced designing and developing the project, as well as the often surprising and playful solutions they came up with. As the first public presentation of the project, Design I/O is really excited to reveal the bizarre and magical Connected Worlds at Eyeo 2015.