His central concern is the impact of this phenomenon on the human experience: psychological, physical, & social. Unlike other artists grappling with this subject matter, Crispin allows for reverence of technology itself: glimpses of uncanny beauty appear amongst each work’s sinister composition. In Crispin's words: "Technology is an extension of humanity, an embodiment of the human spirit, rather than an external force that we must mitigate. This distributed life-form, pulsing on the surface of the earth, has its own agency & agenda. I'm interested in creating new dialogues, signs, & symbols which challenge existing, contradictory narratives about the future & their consequences for the present."
Crispin received his Master of Fine Arts & Master of Science in Multimedia Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara. His work has been exhibited in museums & galleries worldwide & has been published in Frieze, Wired, BOMB, Rhizome, Creators Project, Fast Company, Der Spiegel, Der Blaue Reiter, Y-Combinator's Hacker News, & the Post Internet Survival Guide. Lectures include Stanford, NYU ITP, LACMA Art + Technology Lab, SFAQ, YouTube LA, & UCLA Art Sci Center