Triton Mobley is a new media artist, educator, and scholar. His new media installations have been exhibited at Art Basel Miami, Art Miami, and he has staged guerilla art interventions in Boston, New York, Providence, and across Japan. He holds an MFA in Digital+Media from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently an Annenberg Fellow and doctoral candidate in Media Arts + Practice at the University of Southern California, where his research and practice studies the socio-economic disparities of emergent technologies faced by marginalized communities as a result of the digital delay. His most recent artworks, the diptych Coded #000000 and Volumetric Black, uncover the literal en/coding of anti-blackness into digital image-making technologies. This research has been presented at the African American History, Culture & Digital Humanities’ Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black conference in Maryland, as well as the Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art at City University of Hong Kong.
Triton has championed new media education for more than 15 years, working at the frontier of the technological modernization of secondary and tertiary education. His belief is that new media education is a discipline that offers a wonderful confluence of opportunities merging artistic and practical technology based solutions, allowing his graduates to be intellectually active listeners, rigorously questioning conventionality wherever it may exist in their daily lives. In 2005, Miami-Dade County Public School named him Rookie Educator of the Year. In 2006, he worked with RISD’s Teaching + Learning in Arts + Design program to create the Digital Project Open Door, a new media art after school program.
In 2011, Triton designed and implemented the first new media arts curriculum at Friends Seminary in New York, and in 2012 he was invited to redesign RISD’s Summer Graphic Design program. Triton was awarded a S.T.E.A.M in education grant by Friends Seminary to conduct research at the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan in 2014. Most recently, Triton joined the animation team at California State Summer School for the Arts in the summer of 2018 to collaborate on expanding their new media curriculum.