Danielle McPhatter is a NYC-based creative technologist working at the intersection of emerging technology, art and humanity. She has been a technical collaborator to a variety of artists throughout her career, experimenting in work across XR, AI/ML, IoT, spatial audio/sound art, robotics and many more.
As an artist at heart, Danielle’s passion lies in exploring alternative modes of storytelling and embodied immersive experience, crafting work that revolve around themes of play, movement, intimacy, vulnerability, and the fluidity between physical and digital space. Her work is deeply rooted in her lived experiences as a mixed-race queer woman, having grown up in the inner cities of Irvington and Newark, NJ.
She has served as the technical lead for several large scale installations, which have debuted in major events such as Sundance New Frontiers, Ars Electronica, NYC Design Week and SXSW. She is currently working at Ernst and Young leading the artist-in-residency program within the EY Metaverse Lab, where she continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation. Her inquiry-driven approach, fueled by artistic expression and a profound focus on lived experiences, reinforces her commitment to reshaping the future of technology in a deeply meaningful and transformative way.
Photo by John O’Boyle.