Here is our core group of people with one degree of separation, working collectively to generate Creative Disturbance.

Roger F. Malina
Roger F. Malina, one of the founders of the Creative Disturbance, is a space scientist and astronomer, with a specialty in extreme and ultraviolet astronomy, space instrumentation and optics. He served as director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence and was NASA Principal Investigator for the Extreme Ultraviolet Satellite project at the University of California, Berkeley. In the fall of 2013 he founded the ArtSciLab in the ATEC Program at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently the President of the Leonardo/Olats.

Mark Beam
Mark Beam, co-founder of the Creative Disturbance, is the CEO of Beaming Inc, co-founder of ¡CATAPULTA!, Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) and an advisor to Hollaran Philanthropies.  He currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before turning his attention to the development of the social capital markets and impact investing, he was a senior executive for several major Wall Street banks in the United States.

Cassini Nazir
Cassini Nazir is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Arts and Technology program at The University of Texas at Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design, web design and design principles. His research interests include accessibility, interaction design, user interface and user experience.

Ritwik Kaikini – Producer and Senior Editor 
Ritwik is a student of MA in Arts and Technology at University of Texas at Dallas. After graduating with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from BMS College of Engineering in India, he completed a Film Appreciation Course at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) and assisted a few sound engineers in radio advertising at Shankh Studios, Mumbai, India(lingo India pvt Ltd). His interests eventually coalesced into the art-science realm and he is presently involved in music, film, documentary  and philosophy of sound.

Oskar Olsson – Senior Audio Engineer and Sustainability Lead 
Oskar Olsson is a senior ATEC student specializing in sound design. His main interests in the field are foley, editing and mixing for film. He hopes to one day operate a foley studio or independent recording studio in the Dallas area. He has collaborated with the UNT advanced film department on the short film “Magic Man,” which was shown at the Action on Film Festival in Monrovia, California. He is always looking for new projects and can be contacted at

Arael Rauls – Junior Sound Designer

Arael Rauls is an undergraduate student in the Arts & Technology program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her main areas of study include Sound Design and Game Production. She is currently interested in studying music and understanding its emotional role in movies and games, as well as the core pieces of the music that give it its effect.

Yvan Tina
Yvan Tina is a PhD candidate at the University of Aix-Marseille and at The University of Texas at Dallas where he is investigating the possible convergences of artificial life and biotechnologies with the performance arts. Yvan holds an M.A. in cultural mediation of arts and a B.A. in theater studies.

Chaz Lilly
Chaz Lilly is a PhD student at the University of Texas at Dallas whose interests include experimental publishing, electronic literature, digital rhetoric, and digital art. Chaz also works at the UT Dallas Communications Office where he manages marketing, public relations, and communications for both the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication. From 2012-2014 he worked as Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal, “Reunion: The Dallas Review.” He holds a BA and MA in the humanities from UTD.

Marcus Neustetter
Born 1976 in Johannesburg, Marcus Neustetter earned his Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 2001 from the University of the Witwatersrand. As an artist and cultural activist since then Neustetter has produced his projects in the gallery, public and virtual domain. A consistent focus in his art practice has been on the intersections of art, science and technology. His practice ranges from drawing, sculpture, installation, performance, video and multimedia to site-specific and socially engaged interventions. He has exhibited extensively in different parts of Europe, Africa and North America. In partnership with Stephen Hobbs, Neustetter, as the co-director of The Trinity Session, has innovated in the cultural industry, public art, and socially engaged practice in South Africa.

Hannah Barnes
Hannah Banes is an undergraduate student in the Arts and Technology program at UT Dallas. Her core focus is in user experience design. Her other interests include visual design, web development, and programming

Gyu Tae (Andrew) Oh

Andrew Oh is a undergraduate student in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at University of Texas at Dallas. Andrew in the Design and Production pathway, focusing in sound production and design. He is currently part of the Creative Disturbance team, seeking to help improve the platform, and explore the podcast medium.

CD Alumni


Arun Augustine
Tina Anna
Diane Gromala
Yvonne Meynard