|Occupation||artist and designer|
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Introduction||Chris Landau is an artist and designer who creates organic, abstract systems which resemble both the city and the cell. Using parametric modeling, animation and digital fabrication, as well as traditional approaches like drawing and printmaking, he explores themes of decay and regeneration. Landau has a BFA in printmaking and received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art and Design from The University of Michigan. He is currently Visualizer at the OLIN landscape architecture firm in Philly where he creates renderings, 3D models, and scripted solutions for tough problems.|
|Interests||Art, Design, Science Fiction, Information Design, Environmental Aesthetics, Cognition|
|Favorite Music||Electronic, ambient, Indie, Flaming Lips, Firey Furnaces, Bjork, Johnny Cash, Matmos, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Interpol, Steve Reich, Arcade Fire, DJ Shadow, The Elected, Modest Mouse, Of Montreal, Broken Social Scene, Pixies, The White Stripes, Belle and Sebastian, Andrew Bird, Stereo Total, The Strokes, David Bowie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Stereolab, Alloy Orchestra, Plaid, Autechre, Blur, Franz Ferdinand, and not enough old timey music|
|Favorite Books||A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, A Thousand Plateaus, The Web of Life, Snow Crash, Digital Ground, The Song Lines, Death and Life of Great American Cities, Borges (Collected Fictions), t zero, Cryptonomicon, Consilience, Botany of Desire, Emergence (both), Cat's Cradle, Cloud Atlas, Flight Maps, The Songlines, Collapse|
That can't really be a fish you're standing on, can it?
No, it's a turtle.