David Leonard is a television reporter and interface designer working at the vanguard of art, augmented reality and physical computing as a means to exchange empathetic experiences.
David Leonard was born in North Hollywood the subject of a heavily documented birth. Leonard gravitated to both sides of the camera. By fourteen years of age Leonard was regularly publishing photographs and writing articles as an independent journalist. His stories covering the Los Angeles Riots, OJ Simpson Trial were published in the Los Angeles Downtown News and Los Angeles Reader. Leonard owned and operated, OVERHERE, a Community Art and Performance Gallery in Echo Park from 1997-2001. For the Past ten years Leonard has been a Reporter and Videographer. His stories were broadcast daily in Tampa, Florida and syndicated to ABC, CBS, CNN, and Comedy Central’s Colbert Report. Currently, Leonard is exploring art, interface design, video/photography, augmented reality and physical computing as a means to exchange empathetic experiences.