About

Studio

Med44 is a design studio started by Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena working in the fields of interaction design, technology, architecture and art. Our award-winning work and collaborations with clients, agencies and partners spans across media, screens, spaces and cities.

The interaction design practice covers a wide range of experience across web, mobile and other multichannel platforms.

Media architecture is the design of hybrid interactive and spatial experiences that shape social behavior as well as our perception of space.

With more than ten years of experience with interactive design and media architecure, capabilities provided include:

  • User Experience Design (UX) for Web, Mobile and Interactive Installations
  • Creative Direction for Interactive Media
  • Multi-channel Interaction Design
  • Service Design
  • Digital Strategy
  • Intsallation / Event Design & Build
  • Video & Animation
  • Game Design
  • Physical Computing R&D / Prototyping

Bio

Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena is a media architect working with physical and digital experiences which shape social interaction and our perception of space.

He does interaction design with devices, installations, video, sound, wireless networks, the web and programming. His work has been shown at Ars Electronica, Eyebeam, Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, ZKM and ResFest, among others. His background is in architecture, video and interactive media. In 2003 he received an Ars Electronica Golden Nica award for one of his wireless projects, Node Runner.

He currently lives in New York, where he works as an artist and freelance interaction designer.

  • All Day Everyday
  • Astor
  • BBDO
  • CBS Radio
  • Compact / Impact
  • Conflux
  • Cox
  • Daily Candy
  • Downtown Alliance
  • Energy Hub
  • Epson
  • Eyebeam
  • Frog Design
  • GE
  • GE Capital
  • Huge
  • IPC
  • J Crew
  • Karl Lagerfeld
  • Laird + Partners
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Lower Manhattan Development Council
  • Made Events
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Mother
  • Nike
  • Nokia
  • NYC Department of Design & Construction
  • NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
  • NYC.com
  • NYU TV
  • PopTech!
  • R/GA
  • RAPP
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sally Hansen
  • Spring Studios
  • Sprint
  • Sunglass Hut
  • The Standard Hotels
  • VML
  • WiFi-Ille-De-France

Awards

NYC Big Apps Ideas. New York, 2011.
Ad Age Media Vanguard Award. USA, 2010.
Gold Cyber Lion. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cannes 2003.
Golden Nica: Net Vision. Ars Electronica Prix, Linz 2003.
Artist in Residence. Eyebeam, New York 2002-2003.

Press

Creative Review "Fresh Kills: A 21st Century Walk in the Park." -Sep. 2011
Urban Omnibus -Sep. 2011
Wooster Collective "The Urban Speaker - An Introduction" -Oct. 2010
Gizmodo "Call This Urban Speaker Tomorrow and Broadcast Yourself to New York City" - Oct. 2010
The Pop-Up City "The Urban Speaker" -Oct. 2010
Time Out NY "Last-minute plan: Urban Speaker in Tompkins Square Park" - Oct. 2010
Village Voice "Urban Speaker Allows You To Scream at Random New Yorkers, Remotely" -Oct. 2010
PSFK "Urballoon Creates a Digital Bonfire in NYC Tonight" -Sep. 2009
Forbes "How iPhone Cuts Business Travel Costs" -Nov. 2008
PSFK Interview -Sep. 2008
PSFK "QR Code Fences in Soho" -July 2008
Shift Interview -March 2008
GOOD "Works of Art" -Feb. 2008
Mac World "Subterranean Navigation on your iPhone" -Feb. 2008
New York Times "Dressing Up Those Bleak Construction Sites" -Nov. 2007
Core 77 "Fulton Fence Now Completed" -Nov. 2007
Designboom "Fulton Fence" -Nov. 2007
Gawker "MoMA Art Assault" -Jan. 2007
Village Voice "Before YouTube" -Jan. 2007
Curbed "MoMA Artvertecture Hack" -Jan. 2007
Engadget "The Urballoon has a message for you" -Sep. 2007
Walker Art Center Blog "Doug Aitken’s Sleepwalkers and Your Art Here" -Jan. 2007
PopGadget "Wireless Balloon Clouds" -Sep. 2004
Textually "Urballoon" -Sep. 2004
We Make Money Not Art "Balloon for Free Speech in Public Space" -Aug. 2004
New York Times "Digital Art's Year-Round Summer Camp" -Nov. 2003
New York Times "Putting Tinsel Into Web Shopping" -Nov. 2002
Wired News "Directors Eye Net Film Festival" -May 2000

Our work is also featured in these books:

R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, V. Hanschke. A Touch of Code. Gestalten Verlag, 2011

Joseph Cartman & Richard Ting. Strategic Mobile Design. New Riders, 2009

R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Huebner. Tangible. Gestalten Verlag, 2009.

Rob Flickenger, Corinna Aichele. Wireless Networking in the Developing World. Creative Commons, 2006

Rachel Greene. Internet Art.Thames & Hudson, 2004

Jeffrey Shaw & Peter Weibel. Future Cinema. MIT Press, 2003

Hannes Leopoldseder, Christine Schömepf. CyberArts 2003: International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica Hatje Cantz, 2003

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