Joseph Choma is the founder of the Design Topology Lab, an interdisciplinary design research practice. His research interests lie at the intersection of perception, computation, epistemology and pedagogy. He is the author of MORPHING: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers (Laurence King Publishing, January 2015). The pedagogical guide is composed of 872 drawings generated with trigonometric functions, which portray a framework to utilize mathematics as a design tool while acting as a critique of digital tools -which can be deterministic with their complex, symbolic, "black box" heuristics. Other recent publications include an essay titled: T-H-I-C-K-E-N-I-N-G within Cornell Journal of Architecture 9: Mathematics and inclusion inside Performative Materials in Architecture and Design (Intellect, the University of Chicago Press). Simultaneous to his research, he is investigating the blurring of perceived spatial boundaries with large inhabitable drawing installations. His work has been exhibited in China, Columbia, England, India, Italy, and in the United States (CA, GA, MA, NV, NY, and PA). Among his exhibits include a solo exhibit at the MIT Museum as part of the 2010 Cambridge Science Festival, the 4th Architectural Biennial Beijing and the 9th International Beyond Media Festival in Florence. In 2013, Choma was awarded the Emerging Voices citation by the AIA Atlanta for his contribution to the field of architecture through research and experimentation. He completed his graduate studies in design and computation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.