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Alexander Chen
Current location
Cambridge, MA
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2011, Project Resident

Alexander Chen is a creative technologist whose work combines music, design, and coding.

Chen’s personal projects include a transformation of a New York subway map into a string instrument, and visualizations of the music of BachBeach Boys, and Steve Reich. This work has been featured by The New York TimesBBCWired, and more.

Chen is currently a Creative Director at the Google Creative Lab. At Google, he has helped lead projects such as the Les Paul doodle (an interactive instrument on Google’s homepage which generated 5.1 years worth of shared music), Chrome Music Lab (a website used in music classrooms around the world), and A.I. Experiments (projects that make machine learning more accessible and understandable).

Eyebeam models a new approach to artist-led creation for the public good; we are a non-profit that provides significant professional support and money to exceptional artists for the realization of important ideas that wouldn’t exist otherwise. Nobody else is doing this.

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