Director of Technology and Digital Strategy
David Nuñez is the Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the MIT Museum. Previously he was Managing Partner at Midnight Commercial, a Brooklyn-based innovation consultancy that works with C-suite leaders and global design teams to invent new products and experiences that help brands lead from the future.rnrnHe is a creative technologist and robot builder, executing projects at the intersection of art, design, and technology.rnrnHis current work, Requiem for Rhinoceros, is a street performance commemorating the final days of the Northern White Rhino using large, illuminated, robotic puppets. He is building Geppetto, a platform for the computational choreography of machines and robots in performances. His text editor for live coding, kn0t, enables expressive software development on stage.rnrnDavid held a Visiting Scientist appointment with the Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab, where he explored expressive movement of machines and robots. He was a lecturer at Northeastern University, teaching programming in the College of Arts, Media and Design.rnrnHis project, Bytes and Bots at the Children’s Museum of Houston, engaged students in exploring programming ideas through animatronics. Previously, he designed the multitouch table used to play the Electric Gongs, a set of instruments for the Austin Children’s Museum. His other clients have included JK Rowling’s Lumos organization, Candlewick Press, PBS, and Electric Type.rnrnDavid achieved his M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab while working in the Personal Robots group, and he holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science and Managerial Studies from Rice University.