Michael McCrea (Seattle, b. 1985) performs multiple roles in art production and arts-driven research. He received his BFA from the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) in 2009, with an emphasis in spatial sound and mechatronic art. Since then he has authored and collaborated on a variety of works from real-time sound installation and performance, to video and light animation, sensing and control systems, and more. He is currently a Research Scientist for DXARTS, and in this capacity uses spatial and hyper-directional sound as an investigative medium, developing new tools for composition and performance.