About Me

Arvind Sanjeev (he/him)

Arvind is an award-winning designer and artist. His work focuses on future-casting and exploratory prototyping through a fusion of design, art and technology.

He enjoys experimenting with the social and cultural implications of technology using playful interactions and immersive experiences. Through his startup Lumen World, he is exploring a new immersive storytelling platform using Lumen - the world's first mixed-reality flashlight. His work has been featured in Fast Co, BBC, Techcrunch, Hackaday, Times of India, etc.

Trained as an electronics engineer from Kerala, India, he previously worked as a Design Technologist for Above Agency in Sweden. There he led multi-disciplinary teams for prototyping futuristic product experiences for fortune 500 companies.

Arvind is also an adjunct faculty for Artificial Intelligence at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Before pursuing his Master’s in Interaction Design from CIID, he worked with education and social entrepreneurship in India. He founded DIY Hacking (an ed-tech platform now acquired by maker.pro), has hosted numerous workshops in schools and colleges in the country, and partnered with the government to create educational reforms. He has been described as a serial innovator and awarded the "Most Promising Innovator" by Yahoo-Accenture.


2019 IxDA Award: Most engaging product award
2019 IxDA Award: Best student award
2019 Danish Design Award: Young Talent, Finalist
2018 Playable Museum Award: Museo Marino Marini, Italy
2018 FastCo Innovation by Design Award: Finalist
2018 DrivenxDesign: NOW Award
2013 SV Square: Govt of Kerala
2012 Most Promising Innovator Award by Yahoo-Accenture


2024 Essentialist- “The amazing AI-powered projects of Arvind Sanjeev”.
2024 Gizmodo- “SPIN, a new analog-digital musical instrument that can compose music using AI”.
2024 Yanko Design- “AI-powered synthesizer creates tailored music just by pressing buttons”.
2024 Design Boom- “AI-music synthesizer encourages to explore nuances of algorithmic music”.
2024 Creative Applications- “SPIN: AI-Music Synthesizer”.
2024 Music Tech- “This AI-based music synthesizer might just change how you make music”.
2024 Arduino- “SPIN is a beautiful and imaginative AI synthesizer”.
2024 Hackster- “Arvind Sanjeev's SPIN is a Synth with a Generative AI Twist — and a Turntable”.
2024 New Atlas- “AI synthesizer bridges technology and creativity in music composition”.
2024 MixMag Asia- “SPIN is an AI synth that "serves as an intervention for the industry"”.
2024 Geeky Gadgets- “SPIN artificial intelligent AI synthesizer”.
2024 Gear News- “SPIN AI Music Synthesizer combines AI, synthesizer and turntable”.
2023 Engadget- “The Ghostwriter typewriter brings generative AI to the printed page”.
2023 Hackaday- “Giving an old typewriter a mind of its own with GPT-3”.
2023 Make: Magazine- “Building The Ghostwriter AI Typewriter”.
2023 It's Nice That- “Ever seen a typewriter type back? This AI-powered Ghostwriter does just that”.
2023 The Hindu- “Design technologist from Kochi creates AI-powered typewriter”.
2023 The New Indian Express- “Future meets the past: ‘Ghostwriter’ an AI typewriter that can talk..”.
2023 Tech Linked- “The WEIRDEST Tech at CES 2023 [Video]”.
2023 Yanko Design- “This AI-powered typewriter can type out a complete anthology if you can..”.
2023 Design Boom- “Arvind Sanjeev ponders co-creation with AI”.
2023 Malayala Manorama- “ആർട്ടിഫിഷ്യൽ ഇന്റലിജൻസിനെ കൂട്ടുപിടിച്ച് ഗോസ്റ്റ്റൈറ്ററെ പുറത്തിറക്കി”
2023 India AI Portal- “This Indian interaction designer developed world’s first AI typewriter”.
2022 Arduino- “Ghostwriter is a gorgeous typewriter with an onboard AI co-writer”.
2022 ARS Technica- “Meet Ghostwriter, a haunted AI-powered typewriter that talks to you”.
2022 Forbes- “How To Use Metaverse Technology To Design A Better Real World”.
2022 Hackster.io- “Arvind Sanjeev's Ghostwriter Is an Upcycled Typewriter Interface to OpenAI”.
2022 Creative Applications- “Ghostwriter: GPT3 powered typewriter by Arvind Sanjeev”.
2019 The Florentine- “Museo Marino Marini revamped”.
2018 Fast Company- “The Flashlight Is A Surprisingly Perfect Interface For AR”.
2018 Financial Express- “This Indian designer’s project wins an international prize in Italy”.
2018 Creative Applications- “Lumen – Mixed reality storytelling device”.
2018 Fast Company- “This flashlight doubles as a mixed reality projector”.
2018 Yanko Design- “The handheld device that is replacing the AR/VR headset”.
2018 Transmedia Storytelling Podcast- “Lumen, a mixed reality storytelling platform”.
2018 Deccan Chronicle- “A luminous storytelling”.
2018 Your Story- “This student innovator makes VR more social by doing away with headsets”.
2014 Techcrunch- “Indian Inventor Makes A Decidedly Unsexy (But Cool) Open Source Glass Clone”.
2014 The New Indian Express- “A Genius and His Motley Cart of Pioneering Innovations”.
2014 Techcrunch- “The Fin Is A Bluetooth Ring That Turns Your Hand Into An Interface”.
2014 Times of India- “How Kochi innovator Arvind Sanjeev saved you Rs 1 lakh”.
2014 Your Story- “Indian DIY hacker Arvind Sanjeev, the inventor of 'desi' Google Glass”.
2013 BBC World News- “Searching for India's billion-dollar start-up [Video]”.
2013 Yahoo News- “Boy wonder creates a system that makes car keys redundant”.
2013 Blackberry India- “Blackberry 10 controlled car powered by Arvind Sanjeev”.
2013 The New Indian Express- “Five young techies chosen for special visit to Silicon Valley”.

Teaching, Talks and Exhibitions

2023 LinkedIn: Keynote talk on AIs unintended consequences for the Global Design Show event.
2023 The Atlantic: Exhibited Ghostwriter for the stakeholder gathering, New York.
2023 The Wall Street Journal: Exhibited Ghostwriter at The Future of Everything Festival, New York.
2023 California College of the Arts: Guest lecture on AI tools and their unintended consequences.
2023 Adobe Design Mix: Keynote Talk on the wave of new technology at Adobe.
2023 IEDC Summit : Asia's largest summit for aspiring student entrepreneurs.
2022 Kerala State Institute of Design: Workshop on generative AI tools for designers.
2021 Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design: Course on Artificial Intelligence, introduction to tools and discussion on their unintended consequences.

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