Sam Okerstrom-Lang or “Samo" is a Boston based media artist and designer focusing on 3D animation, video projection design, and live visual environments. Technology serves as a vehicle and tool in Samo’s practice in order to question the boundaries of digital communication, while in turn questions the boundary and function of the pixel. His work engages associations between technology, body, and perception by immersing the senses with experiences that obscure the line between nirvana and dystopia. He is 1/3 of Masary Studios, most recently is the Creative Director of TEDxCambridge, and a collaborator with 47 for their activations at SXSW.
Sam Okerstrom-Lang or “Samo” was born and raised in Great Barrington Massachusetts. Samo started experimenting with digital media and video projectors while attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2010-2014. He graduated with a BFA in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM).
Shortly after graduating SAMO was commissioned to present large scale public works for the two first iterations of Illuminus Boston. After creating Waking the Monster in 2016, Samo joined Maria Finkelmeier & Ryan Edwards to create Masary Studios. He operates the visual components of the creative projects of the studio and runs the business with his two colleagues. Samo continues to collaborate with multiple creatives to tell stories and create immersive visual experiences that resonate with the collaborators and audience.