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Eyal Shahar is currently based in San Francisco, where he works as an exhibit developer in the New Media Department at the Exploratorium. Eyal started his career as a professional musician, working with some of Israel's most prominent artists for over a decade. His software and hardware engineering experience includes positions in music and art related startups in Tel Aviv, Paris, and San Francisco. Eyal has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Tel Aviv University and a Master's in Media, Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab.
The exhibits Eyal makes are strange hybrids: like a maker’s project, they are usually one-offs, often consisting of patches of software written in haste, skipping over industry standards such as passing unit-tests and following design documents. On the other hand, because they live on a museum floor, they must be rock solid. As he developed techniques to monitor and stabilize his exhibits, Eyal realized he was also applying these methods on his personal projects. Eyal is excited at the prospect of making these available to the rest of the maker community