Jane Nisselson is a film director and associate multimedia director at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, New York. Through her films, Nisselson reveals different kinds of systems — of scientific models, innovation, diagrams, molecules, design strategies, and fragrances.
A graduate of the MIT Media Lab, Nisselson worked at the New York Institute of Technology as a software developer and animator before opening her New York-based media company, Virtual Beauty, which produced Webby-nominated short documentaries for clients including Condé Nast, Corning Museum of Glass, International Flavors & Fragrances, MoMA, The New School, Popular Mechanics, University of Minnesota Design Institute, W Magazine and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
Nisselson’s grant-based projects include a National Science Foundation funded video titled “Explaining Diagrams” and a resident scholarship to film molecular models built by Linus Pauling. She teaches a workshop on modular filmmaking at the New School and has lectured at SIGGRAPH, Verge NYC, the SVA Design Research program, and the MIT School of Architecture.