John Edmark is an artist and designer whose explorations range from organically inspired cellular and kinetic works to products for storage, kitchen, and creative play. Edmark has taught in the design program of the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford since 2003. In addition to teaching classes in design fundamentals, product design, animation, and color, he is a graduate adviser to students in the Joint Program in Design.
In conjunction with the Exploratorium’s Geometry Playground exhibition, Edmark created a polyhedral kaleidoscope, the result of rigorous mathematical precision and much collaboration. The kaleidoscope incorporates a live video feed within its mirrors to inspire and facilitate direct interaction and geometric exploration.