The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

Floor van de Velde (b. Antwerp, Belgium) is a practicing artist and Professor of the Practice in interdisciplinary sculpture. She has a background in sculpture, computational design and fabrication, graphic design, and sound studies.

Her practice-based research explores the reciprocal relationship between art and technology. 

She investigates how digital tools may give artists additional ways to engage in hybrid and interdisciplinary practices: melding methods of and means of production.

Floor uses digital fabrication tools to construct and experiment with machines that meld the hand and automation.  This makes visible the ways in which art and craft – the artist’s hand – and the machine may become collaborative partners in art making.  

She received a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a MS in Art, Culture, and Technology from MIT.