Sébastien Courvoisier

Born in 1975

Living in Paris

sebastien [dot] courvoisier [at] gmail [dot] com

Profile

Senior Web Engineer

More than 20 years of experience in Digital Art as a developer and technical designer

Objectives

  • Facing new challenges and new horizons, on both technical and intellectual levels
  • Working for a meaning, people I cherish and projects that matter
  • Never stop learning (« Every morning I am a beginner », Hanya Holm)

Experiences

Since 2018

Teacher @ ENSCI, Paris, France

  • Basic teaching of code, machine learning and data scraping. The main goal is to make the students autonomous in understanding the nature of code and criticising the use of data in the "digital age".
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Processing, Puppeteer, TensorFlow

Technical Researcher and Scenography Assistant @ Cie Gramma-, Paris, France

  • Conception and development of a digital platform for editing and analysing dance scores (using Kinetography Laban). Technical design of stage and lighting.
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG, Node.js, Electron, Anything and Everything...

Since 2002

Freelance Web Developer @ Paris, France

  • Conception and development of artistic websites, interactive installations and mobile applications (generative content, data mining and visualization, geolocation, augmented reality, kinetic and optical devices, machine learning, data scraping...)
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, PhantomJS, Karma, Mocha, Chai, GIT, Three.js, WebGL, Leap Motion, Processing, Arduino, Electron, openFrameworks, Puppeteer, TensorFlow

1998-2002

Multimedia Projet Manager, Web Developer, Network Engineer @ CICV Pierre Schaeffer, Hérimoncourt, France

  • Developer and technical consultant for artists on digital projects: websites, interactive installations and performances (generative content, data mining and visualization, collaborative platforms, intranets...)
  • System administrator and network manager (Linux, Mac, Windows).
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP3/4, Flash, VRML, SQL, Java, Perl, Max/MSP

Educational background

1999

Master Degree in Networks and Real-Time Systems Engineering @ Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, France

1996

DUT (Higher National Diploma) in Computer Engineering @ Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, France


Good communication skills in both written and spoken English.

Significant projects as main developer & technical designer (among others)

2018

Cyclopes, Narcisse and Fabula by Béatrice Lartigue - Lab212

  • Three interactive installations commissioned by Quai des Savoirs for the "Humain Demain" exhibition.
  • Three.js, WebGL, Kinect, Electron, Arduino, Processing

2017

Climat Général by Claire Malrieux (Venice Biennale 2017)

  • An immersive generative environment comprising of a mix of several dimensions related to meteorological phenomena and major human activities.
  • Node.js, Pixi.js, Paper.js, P5.js, CouchDB

2015

Empreintes by Béatrice Lartigue - Lab212

  • Empreintes takes snapshots of our movements and questions their remnants. Through the tracking of their hands in motion, visitors create shapes in space.
  • Three.js, WebGL, Leap Motion, Electron, Blender

2001-2002

Key+Words by Magali Desbazeille & Siegfried Canto

  • An installation project for the Internet.
  • PHP4, MySQL, Apache, Flash, Java, integration with Max/MSP

1999-2000

Des Frags by Reynald Drouhin

  • A Web Art project.
  • PHP3, MySQL, Apache, Perl
code & design by self | 1994-2018