Violet Whitney

Violet teaches tangible and spatial computing courses at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Michigan. At Columbia, she helped launch a new master’s program called Computational Design Practices. Outside of academia she co-leads a group called Architechie, a network for urban technologists. Violet has been a Director of Product and an Associate Director of Design at Sidewalk Labs, the Google initiative focused on building future cities. LinkedIn

William Martin

William serves as director of AI at Consensys and teaches “Spatial AI” at Columbia University, the application of generative artificial intelligence to all aspects of spatial reasoning, design, and experience. Originally trained as an architect, he has held roles as an interaction designer, software engineer, professor (at Yale and NYIT), and head of product. LinkedIn


Isamu is a black-and-tan shiba inu. She helps manage our quadruped robot program. Instagram


Spatial Pixel is an AI research and design studio focused on empowering people with digital and spatial agency. We are Violet Whitney and William Martin, both design researchers, technologists, and professors working out of Philadelphia, PA and New York City, NY.