Don Miller is a creative technologist, artist, and educator living in Gainesville, Florida
Miller has a longtime affinity for creative experimentation with technology – hardware, software, video games, and music technology. He started as a self-taught coder writing in 6502 Assembly to repurpose the Nintendo Entertainment System for creating interactive art and psychedelic visuals for performance and installation. Miller has exhibited, performed, and led workshops across the US, as well as Japan, Europe, and Australia.
Miller combines his love for emerging technology with nearly two decades of experience in teaching, curriculum design, and program design and delivery across environments and formats: He taught in public middle and high schools for seven years and lectured at colleges and universities. He has also designed and delivered professional development training and mentorship to teachers and created community-based workshops for learners of all ages.
Miller develops, implements, and supports transformative, creative learning experiences focused on teaching and learning computer science. He has worked with US public schools and districts, nonprofits, academic institutions, and tech industry partners nationwide and internationally in Brazil, India, and Jamaica. He has a deep understanding of the administrative systems, program design, development principles, and partnerships that are necessary to build successful and sustainable learning initiatives with world-changing outcomes.
Miller was a teaching resident for Eyebeam’s Digital Day Camp program from 2010 to 2011. He worked alongside small team of residents to create curricula and content for Eyebeam’s Digital Day Camp for New York City teens across all five boroughs, taught and led the three-week camp alongside other residents covering such topics as digital imaging to mapping and urban intervention. During this year, Miller and fellow Teaching Residents collaborated with staff from NPR’s Radio Rookies program to teach campers to document and create interviews with each other about their experience.
Winter Break Workshop for Teens! NES Graphic Hacking
Public School New York City Youth between the ages of 13-18 were invited to participate in a Winter Break Workshop onsite at Eyebeam.
Don Miller taught students about the programming side of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Students learned how to hack into classic NES games using free, open-source software and access and edit the graphics to make their visual worlds within gaming environments.