David is a scientist. His work and teachings explore innovative use of technologies as a mean to probe and create future scenarios involving humans and machines. He has artistic and scientific research expertise in domains ranging from actuated textiles to viral communications. Gauthier worked in various institutions, notably the MIT Media Laboratory, the Banff New Media Institute, the Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, the Danmarks Designskole.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Media Arts and Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His scientific research and collaborative artistic experiments have been published and exhibited internationally in conferences such as ICMC, SIGGRAPH, ISEA, ACE, CHI, and venues such as the Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam), Žižkov Television Tower (Prague), Museum of Science (Boston), Beall Center for Art and Technology (Irvine), Science Gallery (Dublin), MFRU (Maribor), Kulturværftet (Helsingør) and FOFA Gallery (Montréal).

TML projects: WYSIWIG and Dance Move (with Michael Fortin).