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Patrick Lydon

San Jose, CA, United States

Creative (Interdisciplinary Artist)

Member since February 28, 2012

Patrick M. Lydon is an artist, writer, cultural explorer, and synthesizer of information.

As a student of art, technology, and the global community, Lydon received his early aesthetic, technical, and communicative training through a decade of designing, coding, and writing books for Silicon Valley technology firms. He has traveled throughout East Asia, Europe, and the U.S. both as a student and teacher, interacting with people, art, nature, and the urban space. In addition to sociecity, Lydon works with local and international artists on various projects to inform and further social change.

Patrick graduated from San Jose State University in 2007, after studying equal amounts of music, photography, and design, and will be starting an MA research program in art and culture in the Fall of 2012.

Currently based in San Jose, California, he creates work in visual, text-based, and audible mediums, is Founder / Editor-in-Chief of Sociecity, and serves as Arts Commissioner for the City of San Jose.

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Good design = complex ideas made simple

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design