Austin Lubetkin is an Aerospace Software Engineer, Artist, and Inventor with autism. He practices art through the lens of art therapy. He is known for using his art as a platform for activism representing artists with autism as well as supporting other causes through his art. Often employing similar technology, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, he has found connections between his work as an engineer and his art. As an artist with synesthesia, which is a crossing of senses, he uses this perspective to create unique and accessible art experiences, including art where you can touch and hear the colors. This same perspective has led to a patented invention and another pending patent for the first human brain computer interface that would allow a fully paralyzed individual to type and control a computer.
Lubetkin is also a practicing Reform Jew and his experience with religion fosters an inquisitive and empathetic mindset. Lubetkin is also a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and brings a unique perspective on the intersectionality of Judaism, Identity, and Disability Inclusion.