Visual Arts Faculty

Tim Szetela

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Tim Szetela is a designer, animator, and digital artist. He uses a varying toolset of analog and digital media, software, code, and technology to make maps, films, games, and other interfaces that visualize and document structures of location, language, and data.

Rewordable, the game he co-designed using computational linguistics, was published by Penguin Random House in Summer 2017. His short films have screened at numerous international animation festivals, including Anima Mundi, Annecy, the Holland Animation Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, and Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films. He has shown work at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), as well as a variety of digital art, game, and technology festivals, conferences, and exhibitions.

Szetela began teaching at Princeton in Fall 2017. He also has taught at New York University Shanghai, Harvard University, School of Visual Arts (SVA), and the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Querétaro, Mexico. He has an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and a BA in Visual & Environmental Studies from Harvard University. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Program in Visual Arts
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