Bhavik Singh

Visiting Chair

Bhavik is an artist and technologist who creates calm, intimate and open social software. As a member of New Inc at the New Museum, he is currently working across the mediums of new media art, interactive design and product development to explore new languages and build alternative futures for digital experiences. Previously, he led teams of artists, designers and technologists at Google to create products that encourage new forms of community and expression. His work has been featured in the Verge, Wired and Fast Company and is used by tens of millions of people every day.

Encouraged by language, a lilac grows slowly in a browser window"
Encouraged by language, a lilac grows slowly in a browser window


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.