Jordan Tynes
jtynes@wellesley.edu
(781) 283-2938
Technology Support Services
B.A., University of California (Santa Cruz); M.F.A. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University

Jordan Tynes

Director, Academic Fabrication and Digital Design ; Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science

Transdisciplinary collaboration via making, fabrication, digitizing the physical world, and physicalizing the digital world


I work across campus to develop interdisciplinary workflows and methodologies for many aspects of the higher education experience. Using emergent technology and workflows, I strive to enable previously unexplored ways of teaching, learning, conducting research, and communicating scholarly efforts. I also support experimental combinations of well-tested technology, which often results in the formation of new academic collaborations. Over the last five years, I have overseen the evolution of the Knapp Media Center by contributing “maker” technologies, as well as developing the Knapp Internship program for students to learn and support the newest academic technology available on campus. My latest research involves new methods for 3D scanning and aerial imagery in support of curricular experiments in VR/AR. I am also excited to be a part of a growing consortium of higher education professionals interested in expanding the “maker mindset” on college campuses.

Most recently, I have been helping students learn to develop Virtual/Mixed/Augmented Reality software. In the past, I’ve taught courses on a wide variety of methods for media production and digital fabrication.