Danielle DaCosta earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in the area of design and technology from Parsons School of Design and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts. She is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communications at Endicott College, and has previously held teaching appointments at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Parsons School of Design, and the Whitney Museum in New York. While faculty at Parsons, Ms. DaCosta was the recipient of the New School Faculty Technology Grant to develop one of the first distance learning pedagogical systems for integrated software and technology curricula. She was a guest speaker at the Syllabus 2001 Conference, where she presented that work.
Ms. DaCosta has extensive industry design experience, including projects developed with ThinkWare Inc., CSC Interactive, Intranets Inc., Hookumu Inc., and U.S. Interactive. Her work has been featured in the I/O Digital Exhibition in NYC, ResFest Online, Coolhomepages.com, and with the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council. Ms. DaCosta’s technology-oriented artworks were presented in a solo exhibition in the J. David Broudo Gallery at Endicott College in September of ’03. Recenlty she has been the recipient of an ACM SIGGRAPH special projects grant and a Marion & Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship.