Trained in mathematics and mechanics, Yakubov uses technology and media in the public sphere to explore the dialectic of the visible and hidden through engagements with non-art audiences. In a recent investigation of urban lighting, he used micro-electronic IR sensors to alter the behavior of the lighting in a pedestrian underpass. In addition to his artistic practice, he runs a school for young people, teaching the basics of electronics through media art projects.
Yakubov looked forward to meeting colleagues and organizations in the U.S. who were also exploring media technology. He was also interested in U.S. pedagogy relating to applied media and media theory.