Conor Peterson was born in the Seattle area in the early eighties, spending his teenage years during the dot-com era training as a computer programmer. Foreswearing software after Y2K, he instead studied analog photography at the Evergreen State College in Olympia WA. In 2010 he returned to the digital world, moving to Albuquerque to pursue an MFA in the Experimental Art and Technology program at the University of New Mexico. While there he produced work combining sound, interactive media, embedded electronics, and sculpture.
In the years that followed he taught a variety of courses that sought to render technology more accessible to artists, first as a Visiting Artist at UNM, then as a Visiting Professor at New Mexico Highlands University. He spent two years at Hampshire and Smith Colleges in Western Massachusetts as a visiting Five College appointment, emphasizing interdisciplinary studies and shop fabrication within the digital arts.
In 2017, Conor returned to New Mexico to join Meow Wolf as a Designer/Developer. He continues to work there as General Manager of Technology, focusing on the production of interactive art for Meow Wolf’s upcoming installations in Denver, Las Vegas NV and Washington DC.