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About

Sonaar Luthra is interested in the intersection of built and mediated environments. At NYU’s ITP, he is currently synthesizing this interest in technology and space with a focus upon the social applications of networked hardware and its potential relevance to contemporary sustainability movements and social change.

He double majored in English and Religion at Bowdoin College, and has worked in education, journalism and technology since graduating in 2004. He taught high school English at the Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago, has written for SPIN and PLANETĀ° magazine, and worked as a reporter for the India Today Group in New Delhi, India. He received his MA in Media, Culture and Communication in 2008 from NYU where his thesis, “Building as Performance: Spectatorship, the Bird’s Nest, and the China to Come,” examined the intersection of global media, contemporary architecture, political theatre, human rights, and emerging forms of power at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.