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Bomani Oseni McClendon is an engineer, educator, and health worker living in Brooklyn, NY.

Bomani builds software to support artists and educators, teaches electronic circuitry to undergraduates at Parsons School of Design and primary school students in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician administering COVID-19 vaccinations. In his creative practice, Bomani studies the ways that Black health outcomes are influenced by a history of scientific racism, examining his own proximity to techno-solutionist monocultures and the medical industry as a starting point.

Education
B&H Emergency Medical Training

EMT Accelerated Course

2021

School for Poetic Computation

10-Week Spring Session

2019

Northwestern University

B.S in Computer Science

2013 - 2017

Speaking
Guest Speaker at "Introduction to Machine Learning for the Arts"

NYU Interactive Media Arts, October 2020

New York, NY

Panelist at Institute for Entrepreneurship

Prep for Prep, July 2020

New York, NY

Guest Critic for "Intro to Web" Course

NYU Integrated Digital Media, May 2020

New York, NY

Co-Organizer of Processing Community Day NYC

Processing Community Day, February 2020

New York, NY

Creative Pathways in Computer Science (with Omayeli Arenyeka)

Harlem Children's Zone, February 2020

New York, NY

"Interactive Projection Mapping with Processing"

The School of Afrotectopia, January 2020

New York, NY

Panel Discussion at Decode Experiential Vol. V

Lightbox, September 2019

New York, NY

"Advice & Insights for Institute For Entrepreneurship Students"

Upperline Code, August 2019

New York, NY

"Code As An Artistic Medium"

WordHack, May 2019

New York, NY

Meet the Students Spring 2019

School for Poetic Computation, March 2019

New York, NY

"Interactive Projection Mapping with Processing!"

Processing Community Day NYC, February 2019

New York, NY

Panel Discussion at Student Assembly

Avenues: The World School, December 2018

New York, NY

"Making Mushrooms Glow"

!!Con, May 2017

New York, NY

"'Hacking' Mobile Apps"

Open Lab, November 2016

Evanston, IL

"Serving Social Change: Leveraging the Internet for the Empowerment of Social Movements"

MozFest, November 2015

London, England

Interviews
Speaker at Pond Mag & Eto Ano’s "Year-End Education Convention"

BABY TV by Baby's All Right, December 2020

Fellowships & Residencies
Interact (Upcoming)

Fellow

2021

Clinic for Open Source Arts

COSA Community Leaders Program Fellow

2021

The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Open-Source Software Toolkits for the Arts Spring Resident

2021

Clinic for Open Source Arts

Grant Fellow

2020

Processing Foundation

ml5.js Fellow

2020

IDEO CoLab

Software Design Fellow

2019

Delta Lab

Undergraduate Research Fellow

2016 - 2017

Knight Lab

Technical Fellow

2015 - 2017

Exhibitions & Showings
Creative Code Festival

Lightbox

New York, NY

2020

Poetic Computation: Seven Years of SFPC

Westbeth Gallery

New York, NY

2020

Second Sundays

Pioneer Works

Brooklyn, NY

2019

SFPC Spring 2019 Student Showcase

School for Poetic Computation

New York, NY

2019

Innuendo

Light Grey Art Lab

Minneapolis, MN

2019