MPhil / PhD, Planetary Collegium, Center for Advanced Enquiry in the Interactive Arts, Plymouth University, UK

MFA, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
University Fellow in the Graduate School, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL,
Study Abroad, l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.


Blanka Deroko, Ph.D. is a Los Angeles-based designer, multimedia artist, educator, and entrepreneur. For over 20 years, she has provided visionary strategies, pioneering new products, services, and technologies through hands-on design and management as well as authored information technology and media content.  She is a public speaker and researcher in areas spanning digital media, human experience design, human-computer interaction, art, and technology.  As a storyteller and experienced architect, she creates liminal environments at the intersection of humans and technology to transform and empower people.  Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings while her work has been exhibited and broadcasted internationally.

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:

Full list of exhibitions and publications available at

Commercial work:

Select Conferences:

“Strategies for Educating Designers in the Age of Space Travel,” Space Education and Consciousness Symposium, The Human Space Program, April. 23, 2022

“Radically Creative Approaches to Art and Design Education in a Liminal World,” Paris Design Summit, Paris, France, 2019

“Sensual Technology and Liminal Aesthetics, Beyond Dialectical Consciousness,” Science of Consciousness Conference, Univ. of Arizona, 2016

“Sensual Technology and Liminal Aesthetics,” International Conference on Human- Computer Interaction, Los Angeles, CA, Springer, 2015

“Liminality and the Emergence of Integrated Being,” Digital Africa Conference, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014

“The Technological Liminality and Art Practice,” Computer Art Congress 4, University of Rio de Janeiro, School of Fine Arts Brazil, 2014

‘What is it Like to be Wintermute? Virtuality and Consciousness’, Cyberworlds Conference, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 2013

“Image as Technology of Being and Becoming,” Digital Egypt, Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era, Cairo, Egypt, 2013

“Hyper-Production and the Value of Exquisite Corps on the Web,” Computer Art Congress 3, Universite Paris 8, CiTu Paragraphe, Paris, France, 2012


Book Chapter:

“Evenement Liminal,” Veyrat, Marc editor. 100 Notions pour l’art numerique. Les editions de l’immateriel. Paris, France (2015)

Peer Reviewed Journals:

“Application of Liminal Aesthetics in Immersive Environments as a Coping Methodology for Extreme Environments and Space,” Journal of Space Philosophy, Kepler Space Institute (2022)

“Liminality and the Emergence of Integrated Being,” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 12, Issue 2-3, Bristol: Intellect Journals (2014)

“Image as Technology of Being and Becoming,” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 11, Issue 3, Bristol: Intellect Journals (2014)

“Reclaiming Meaning Across Platforms: Fragmentation and Expansion of the Self,” Metaverse Creativity vol 2:2, Bristol: Intellect Journals (2013)

“@legion #WeAreMany: Sorcery on the Internet,” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research vol 10:1, Bristol: Intellect Journals (2012)