Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, researcher, educator and media activist based in Tel Aviv.
Zer-Aviv’s love/hate relationship with data informs his design work, art pieces, activism, research, teaching, workshops & city life.
He is currently writing a non-fiction book on Friction and Flow — a political design theory of change. Among Among Mushon’s collaborations, he is the CO-founder of Shual.com – a foxy design studio; YouAreNotHere.org – a tour of Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv; Kriegspiel – a computer game version of the Situationist Game of War; Normalizi.ng – discover what normal people look like; the AdNauseam extension – clicking ads so you don’t have to; and multiple government transparency and civic participation initiatives with the Public Knowledge Workshop; Mushon also designed the maps for Waze.com and led the design of Localize.city.
Mushon is an alumni of Eyebeam – an art and technology center in New York. He teaches digital media as a senior faculty member at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design. Previously he taught new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.