Staff

John Heida, Lab Director
jheida@sva.edu
(212) 592-2377

John graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Microbiology before attending California College of the Arts architecture program and Columbia’s GSAPP where he honed his craft in architecture, furniture design, and digital fabrication. He has since worked as an architectural, product, and furniture designer on a variety of complex and high profile projects, including the PS1 Young Architects Competition (Summer Warm-Up), a home in Tiburon, CA made from fiber reinforced plastic, and a bronze sculpture with LED components in Trafalgar Square, London.   Prior to John’s appointment as Director, he served as the Visible Future Lab’s Digital Fabrication Specialist.

 

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Oya Kosebay, Lab Manager
okosebay@sva.edu
(212) 592-2424

Oya Kosebay designs for digital fabrication, makes learning objects and teaches the wonders of Physical Computing and 3D Printing to kids & adults. She co-created and ran a Girls Technology Camp at Adler Planetarium, Chicago, for four years before receiving her masters from NYU’s, Interactive Telecommunication Program. She continues to teach workshops to inspire her students of various ages to use technology as a creative medium. Her latest focus is to create physical interpretations of programming languages to find tactile ways to explain coding. She loves making animations, illustrations and jewelry when she is not developing curriculum or playing with electronics. She is a partner of The NYC Makery, an educational makerspace where inventors of all ages are encouraged to be curious, tinker, experiment, play and make with technology.

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Tak Cheung, Prototyping Coordinator
tcheung2@sva.edu
(212) 592-2424

Tak Cheung stands at 5 foot 8 inches and for about a decade he’s consistently weighed 130 pounds. Tak is a designer of things and is often seen making such things as food, various objects and other random things.

 

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Anne-Marie Lavigne, Lab Assistant

(212) 592-2424

Anne-Marie is an alumni from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) of NYU Tisch School of Arts where she researched dynamic materials. She was awarded the Ruth Schirson Levin Fellowship for the 2014-2015 artist in residency program at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn. She received the 2016 Artist Legacy Grant by the Women’s Studio Workshop. Her creative process is supported by the Canadian and Quebec Councils for the the Arts and is a Spaceworks Gowanus Grantee. emeteuz.com