Roy Macdonald is an artist that works with technology in the Arts field; from video and moviemaking, to interactive installations and music, striving to make an intelligent use of it. Code and computers are his primary tools. His artistic and creative curiosity alongside with his inborn aptitudes for math and sciences as well as for leadership, establishes him in a position in which he can act, both as a, leader and bridge in multidisciplinary teams and endeavors. He enjoys challenges, especially if this means to learn new things and embark towards uncertain results.
He is an active contributor to the artistic oriented coding toolkit openFrameworks.
On 2010 he created his own new-media design studio, called Macrobio, in Santiago, Chile. Here, he and his team work mixing code with motion graphics and video, to create interactive installations and experiences. On early 2014, Macrobio was split up due to different business points of view. Then he refocused his practice from strictly commercial to more artistic oriented and personal work. As such he has just shown his work in just a few collective exhibitions.
On fall 2015 he assisted to the School For Poetic Computation in New York City.
During March and April 2016 he was teaching creative coding at OF COURSE in Shanghai, China.
During the summer of 2018 he was part of the first Computational Arts Residency setup by the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London and the Victoria and Albert Museum Digital Programmes. The results of this residency was shown at the Digital Design Weekend exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
On September 2018 his work was shown at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz,Austria.
Currently he is residing in Santiago, Chile.
Drop me a line: macdonald.roy (at) (the electronic mail from the big G).