CP+B announced today that Ryan Nikolaidis has been promoted to Associate Director, Physical Computing. Nikolaidis, who is based in CP+B’s Boulder office, has been a significant contributor to the agency’s maker culture since joining in 2011 as an Interactive Developer.
Nikolaidis founded and now directs CP+B’s Physical Computing "MixedReality Lab,” the agency’s home for experiments and hacks that bridge the gap between digital and physical spaces. These experiments include the beat detecting Jell-O Jiggle-It iPhone and iPad app and the Nutcracker 5000, a web-enabled internet-controlled electromechanical pneumatic snow cannon. In his new role as Associate Director, he will work across CP+B’s clients and on internal projects, including expanding the agency’s use of 3D printing in creative solutions and prototypes.
Prior to CP+B, Nikolaidis studied electrical engineering and music technology at the University of Florida and Georgia Institute of Technology. He then went on to develop iPhone apps for ZOOZ Mobile and worked as a research scientist in the development of Shimon, the world's first perceptual and improvisational robotic marimba player.