Tactile Pictures' creative group of artists and engineers
is uniquely capable of creating distinctive
and attractive designs and solving complex engineering problems.
We draw inspiration from
broad interests in art and culture, society, history, travel,
people and nature. Each individual's training in a
wide range of disciplines allows us to start and complete
projects with a small,
Derek Chung brings both technical and creative backgrounds
to the engineering side of Tactile Pictures. With Tactile
Pictures, he created the Tactile12000,
visual MP3 DJ mixing software, which was featured in Print
Magazine's Interaction 2000 as well
as music and software magazines around the world. He also
co-founded Urbanpixel, where he helped develop a new paradigm
for organizing and navigating information on the web.
Derek is on the board of Many Threads, a non-profit that develops
digital media for education on a range of social justice
environmental issues. Through a donor-advised fund at the
San Francisco Foundation, he recommends grants to organizations
working on Asian-American issues and social justice. Before
Tactile, he worked as a software engineer on Oracle Graphics,
a visual application tool for Oracle Corporation. He has
also studied and practiced design, interaction and art for
the last ten years, and has exhibited work at APAture 2002.
Derek holds degrees
Mellon University in Applied Mathematics and Computer Engineering, and a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.