He creates interactive art installations that explore the intersection between nature and technology. His robotic and bio-art installations seek to merge the organic and electromechanical seamlessly through sonification, interactivity and motion, expressing a gentle symbiosis. His work also deals with ecological issues often overlooked in favor of technological progress.
Ken Rinaldo"s best known works are Autopoiesis (2000), an a-life robotic installation exploring the idea of group consciousness and Augmented Fish Reality (2004), a fish-driven robot.
In 2004. Rinaldo directs the Art & Technology program in the Department of Art at the main campus of the Ohio State University. He teaches interactive robotic sculpture, 3D modeling, rapid prototyping, motion graphics and animation.
Rinaldo is concerned with an idealized melding or an intersection that he believes is possible between natural and technological systems He often asserts that integration of the natural and non-organic electro-mechanical elements are part of an important and very natural confluence and co-evolution that is necessary between living and our evolving technological material.
His art works are influenced and evolve with research into living systems theory, artificial life and the current technologies we use to model and express mimesis through our current understanding of natural living systems