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MATTHEW BEJTLICH

Matthew (b. 1991) grew up in the quiet corn fields and pine trees of rural Massachusetts. He is a photographer, musician, composer, and data scientist with an interest in sustainability and storytelling for impact. He especially enjoys working across the domains of music, fashion, food, and the natural environment. His research exists at the interface of data science, experience design, human-computer interaction, participatory design, data ethics and data provenance, and creativity support tools.  
       For the past ten years, Matthew has been deeply invested in the global electronic music scene, producing electronic music as part of the audio-visual duo Dayspired. He is a current partner at Rhythm Section International (London, UK), where he is being mentored by record label founder Bradley Zero (DJ at BBC Radio 1, NTS Radio, Boiler Room). Soon he will also be exploring more minimal and atmospheric directions in solo work released under his own name.
       Matthew recently graduated with his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) after receiving his MS in Data Science from Brown University. He was a graduate researcher at Brown’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab and the head teaching assistant for the class Machine Learning and Design. He is currently open to full time work and freelancing opportunities.


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Email, Resume, Music, Instagram, LinkedIn, GitHub

Client list
He has worked or collaborated with Google, Holition, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, British Fashion Council, Brown University HCI Lab, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

Education
Rhode Island School of Design
MFA Graphic Design, 2021

Brown University
MS Data Science, 2018

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
BS Electrical Engineering, 2015



MATTHEW BEJTLICH

Matthew (b. 1991) grew up in the quiet corn fields and pine trees of rural Massachusetts. He is a photographer, musician, composer, and data scientist with an interest in sustainability and storytelling for impact. He especially enjoys working across the domains of music, fashion, food, and the natural environment. His research exists at the interface of data science, experience design, human-computer interaction, participatory design, data ethics and data provenance, and creativity support tools.  
       For the past ten years, Matthew has been deeply invested in the global electronic music scene, producing electronic music as part of the audio-visual duo Dayspired. He is a current partner at Rhythm Section International (London, UK), where he is being mentored by record label founder Bradley Zero (DJ at BBC Radio 1, NTS Radio, Boiler Room). Soon he will also be exploring more minimal and atmospheric directions in solo work released under his own name.
       Matthew recently graduated with his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) after receiving his MS in Data Science from Brown University. He was a graduate researcher at Brown’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab and the head teaching assistant for the class Machine Learning and Design. He is currently open to full time work and freelancing opportunities.


Connect
Email, Resume, Music, InstagramGitHub 

Press/Features
Apple Music
British Fashion Council  
Bolting Bits
Harper's Bazaar
Indie Shuffle
Stereofox
RISD Grad Show   
WWD

Client list
He has worked or collaborated with: Google, Holition, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, British Fashion Council, Brown University HCI Lab, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.


SOUND MAPPING AND EMOTIONAL RESONANCE

How do we connect to a landscape through sound? How can sound be a creative medium for long-distance human connection? I asked 10 friends from around the world (e.g. Los Angeles, Brooklyn, London, Vancouver, Cologne, Raja Ampat Islands, and Copenhagen) to take part in a collaborative sound mapping activity by recording distinct sounds from places they found inspirational, and to supply an additional personal reflection (through voice).
       From these personal contributions, I then made a video to tell the full sonic journey taken by the group, working specifically with the devices of sound collage and video, in order to reveal any  unexpected relationships and juxtapositions between the responses.

Date: 2019
Client: Self
Class: Graduate Studio I (RISD)
Instructor: Paul Soulellis, B.Arch
Collaborators: Adrian Michaele, Amy Tso, Arjun Shah, Jess Chalkley, John Soat, Neil Desai, Nicole Silver, Misha Gehring, Sarah Salamon, Sophie Goblin, Steve Weatherhead
Data Science, Experiential Design, Videography



︎︎︎Activity prompt (Download PDF)

Matthew Bejtlich © 2020