Alumni
Jonah Marrs

Jonah has a background in History, Architecture and Electronics Design. He is interested in the intersection between Media Archaeology and Avant-garde creative practices. 

Jonah has worked as an architect in Berlin, an electro-mechanical prototyper at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a guest digital archival researcher at Montreal's Canadian Center for Architecture, and an Artist in Residence at Autodesk's Pier 9 in San Francisco.

 Jonah has been invited to present his research at Oxford University's Internet Institute, Harvard's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Universität der Künste Berlin, the University of Southern California's Art History Department, and the Architecture Schools of Carnegie Mellon, McGill University and MIT (for the 2017 Schlossman Fellow presentation).

Areas of Interest
Trauma and Memory, Urban Design, MEng, Other..., Principal Research Scientist, Education, Fine Arts, Center for Computational Research and Management Science, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Department of Economics, Visualization

Education

2010 - 2015
M. Arch, University of Toronto
2006 - 2010
B.A., McGill University

Academic Experience

2017 - 2017
Teacher's Assistant (ACT Studio), MIT
2017 - 2017
Guest Researcher, Canadian Center for Architecture
2017 - 2017
Teacher's Assistant (Creative Prototyping), MIT
2017 - 2017
Teacher's Assistant (Holodeck: Touch and Virtual Reality), MIT
2017 - 2017
Research Assistant, Self Assembly Lab (MIT)
2016 - 2016
Teacher's Assistant (Design Interactions), MIT
2015 - 2016
Technical Assistant, Ryerson University Fab Lab
2012 - 2014
Researcher, Responsive Architecture @ Daniels Lab (U of T)
2008 - 2010
Research Assistant, McGill University

Professional Experience

2017 - Present
Intern, Midnight Commercial (Brooklyn)
2016 - 2016
Artist in Residence, Autodesk Inc.
2014 - 2015
Intern Architect, Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten
2012 - 2015
Project Designer, WORKshop Toronto Inc.

Awards

2017 - 2017
Travel Grant, MIT GSC
2017 -
Schlossman Research Fellow, MIT
2017 -
Bill Mitchell ++ Research Award, MIT
2017 -
Harold Horowitz Research Award, MIT
2017 -
Council for the Arts Grant, MIT
2017 -
Council for the Arts Director’s Grant, MIT
2016 -
Design X Finalist, MIT
2015 -
Jackman-Kuwabara Thesis Gold Medal Prize, University of Toronto
2010 -
Honours First Class Distinction, McGill University
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Exhibitions

2018 - 2018
GSD Student Exhibition Wall, Harvard University
2017 - 2018
Keller Gallery Exhibit, MIT
2017 - 2017
Designing the Computational Image, Carnegie Mellon University
2017 - 2017
Arts on the Radar, MIT
2016 - 2017
Pier 9 Year End Show, Autodesk, S.F.
2016 - 2016
Pier 9 Summer Show, Autodesk, S.F.