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Patrick Richardson
Adjunct Instructor, Digital Media



URBN Center 220D

Patrick Richardson spent birth through high-school in Tulsa OK, from which he moved east seeking taller buildings and wider mind-openings. After studying psychobiology and running live sound concerts in the bubble of a music-conservatory college, he moved (further east) to Philadelphia, taking up graduate studies in signal-processing, interaction, and informatics for music. The outreach initiatives between music and STEM curriculum brought him to teach collegiate media arts and design, with a focus on applied physics, electronics, software scripting, and physical computing.

In his free(r) time, Patrick plays acoustic- and electronic drums (for anyone), grows food (for himself), repairs electronic music hardware (for himself and others) and develops music software (for others)

MS, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 2010
BA, Psychology, Oberlin College, 2004
  • Graduate: under a research grant from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, lead 1-year development of software psychometics and 3-month human-subjects research cycle for experimental tests of music sensitivity, skill and ambition as affected by (then-)popular music video games.
  • Undergraduate: Assisted in pilot clinical studies on diagnosis and social therapy for Autistic children through video game play.