Electronic and Time-Based Art
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University


Oren Darling

Oren Darling

Oren Darling graduated from Alfred University in 2005 with a BA in General Studies. In July of 2005 he began working as a freelance graphic designer for Blair LLC in his hometown of Warren, Pennsylvania. In May of 2006, Oren was hired as permanent staff. While continuing to work in graphic design and advertising production/pre-press, he also took over as systems coordinator for advertising. In this role he functioned as a database designer/administrator, OSX Server administrator, and project manager until resigning in 2010 to attend the Intermedia MFA program at the University of Maine. While in Maine, he taught classes in New Media Design (focused on Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects) and Intro to Interaction Design (Processing, MaxMSP, Arduino and physical computing). He transferred to the ETB MFA program at Purdue in Fall 2012.

Oren's previous work has focused on interactive installations of DMX architectural lighting run by MaxMSP and open-source 3D printing. While these interests remain in the background, he is currently exploring concepts of surveillance and is working on a series of drawings in what he refers to as a "counterfeit digital" style that questions perceptions of digital vs manual labor, translation of media, authenticity, and value.

Oren is currently working as a Web and Graphic Design Associate at the Purdue Research Foundation. His work can be seen at: http://orendarling.com