Kate Hollenbach

Kate Hollenbach

Assistant Professor; Graduate Director for Emergent Digital Practices

  • Faculty

Professional Biography

Kate Hollenbach is an artist, programmer, and educator. She creates video and interactive works examining critical issues in user interface and user experience design, with a focus on user habits, data collection, and surveillance. Her art practice is informed by years of professional experience and as an interface designer and product developer. Formerly Director of Design and Computation at Oblong Industries, she led an interdisciplinary team of designers and programmers to develop cutting edge user experiences for collaborative environments and new interaction models for gestural devices. She has presented and exhibited work in venues across the United States, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SIGGRAPH, and INST-INT. Kate holds an MFA from UCLA Design Media Arts and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT. Kate is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergent Digital Practices at University of Denver and serves on the Board of Directors at the Processing Foundation.


  • MFA, Design Media Arts, UCLA, 2017
  • BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007