Helyx has been around MAP since it was the Media Mobilizing Project in 2010 and joined the staff in 2014. They are an artist, technologist, and activist focused on the power of storytelling. Helyx has been involved in video production since the age of 14 and since then they have worked on documentaries, non-fiction and experimental narratives, multi-channel video installations, archival video presentations, and oral history video production. Their video art is built by, about, and for televisions and computers. Helyx is fascinated by the ways in which we organize and process our information-saturated world. At MAP Helyx focuses on creating information and technology infrastructure to meet the needs of MAP and our sponsored projects.
Over their life, Helyx has been a lifeguard, delivered pizza, edited wedding videos, and taught media production skills to people of all ages. Helyx holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College and a Masters of Science in Information from Drexel University with a dual major in Library and Information Science and Digital Content Management.