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Jonathan Bruce Williams

Instructor

Jonathan Bruce Williams received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2008 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2015. He's used the Arduino platform for artistic and commercial purposes, from a Miley Cyrus teddy bear to conceptually motivated hydroponic systems. His work has been seen on MTV, on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and at Koenig and Clinton in Chelsea. He utilizes Arduino programming and a critical philosophy of technology for every project.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.