Meason Wiley is a mechatronic engineer, musician, sound designer, multimedia artist and fabricator based out of New Mexico. He received both his BFA and MFA in Music Technology (MTIID Program) from California Institute of the Arts, mentored by Dr. Ajay Kapur, Michael Darling, and the kinetic artist, Trimpin. Meason is currently the Director of Research & Development for Meow Wolf Inc. He is also a Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts where he teaches graduate-level courses in Immersive Experience Design and Mechatronics.
In the seven years prior to Meow Wolf, Meason was a Professor of Music Technology at Austin Community College (MBPT Program), where he taught visual programming, sound design, audio synthesis, interface design, and live electronic music performance courses. He was also ACC's Maker Space Coordinator, training students in electronics, computer programming, and digital fabrication. While at ACC, Meason founded/created the ACC Digital Art + Technology Forum, a monthly lecture/performance series that provided a platform that brought innovative artists and technologists from all over the world to share, engage, and inspire both students and the greater Austin creative community.
His personal work centers around the exploration of imperceptibility in nature and replicating natural phenomena through various creative processes including mechanical/kinetic design, robotics, generative systems, data sonification, and physical computing. In addition to his own work, Meason has been involved with the KarmetiK collective/think tank since 2009 - a group of artists and engineers seeking to explore and redefine the boundaries between music, the visual arts, and technology.