16ms is the portfolio of San Francisco-based media artist and programmer Michael Walczyk. He works with code, electronics, and tangible media. His work explores light and materials in an attempt to understand how humans perceive and respond to virtual objects. To this end, his projects fuse organic source materials, digital simulation, and human interactivity.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Digital Media Design program, an interdisciplinary major that blends computer science and art. He also minored in music.

He proudly attended the spring 2015 session of The School for Poetic Computation: an artist run school in NYC that explores the intersections of hardware, code, and poetry.

He currently works as an interactive developer at Obscura Digital in San Francisco.

In his free time, he likes to practice sitar, go rock-climbing, and read old math textbooks.