Location: New York
Website: kylemcdonald.net 

New York-based Kyle McDonald describes himself as an artist who “works in the open with code,” but that doesn’t begin to describe his wide-ranging practice. From hacking retail stores full of computers to helping build open-source creative coding platforms like OpenFrameworks, McDonald has a hand in every aspect of the digital art world. With his consistent collaborator Lauren McCarthy, McDonald recently created “pplkpr,” (pronounced ‘people-keeper’), a watch-like device that senses its users’ emotions and automatically guides their social lives, “unfriending” acquaintances who might not bring the most positive vibes.