Nita balances an interdisciplinary life as an artist, teacher, and entrepreneur.
Nita's artwork explores natural phenomena, cognition, and emerging technologies. She has presented her work at Boston Museum of Science, MIT's Media Lab, Cambridge River Arts Festival, Tufts University, Mills College, Harvard University, in Wales, Beijing, and Milan, as well as online. She is included in Stephen Wilson's book, Information Arts (MIT Press, 2001). Nita has been a member of the Nature and Inquiry artist group since 1991. With this group, she directed the award-winning Invisible Ideas - a GPS-enabled audience participation event premiering at the Copley Society of art in conjunction with Boston Cyberarts Festival 2003. Her most recent project is Pietre Preziose - a gifting performance, website, photo series, and book. The audio work, Stations of a Commute, was featured in the Conflux Arts Festival in NYC.
As a teacher, she is committed to guiding students towards realizing their intellectual and creative potential through interdisciplinary study and digital media (see online course resources). She is Professor and Chair in the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. She also taught two signature courses in mobile computing and web production at Harvard University. Previously, she has taught at Endicott College, Greenfield Community College, Carnegie Mellon University, as well as in various K-12 environments in MetroBoston. She was a founding member of the first Boston Cyberarts Festival's Youth committee which pioneered the Festival's Faces of Tomorrow online portrait gallery for youth in 1999.
Nita's entrepreneurial activities include co-founding SmartWorlds, a software company developing applications for mobile devices. In addition to working in high tech, Nita and her husband, Giuseppe Taibi, import the Taibi family's Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olio Taibi, into the United States - get yours now by ordering securely online at oliotaibi.com!!
As a Jacob K. Javits Fellow, 1994-97, Nita received a Ed.M, Harvard Graduate School of Education and a M.F.A., Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, combining art, science and education. Her BFA is from the Massachusetts College of Art.