Aaron Koblin

Aaron Koblin is an artist specializing in data and digital technologies. Aaron's work takes real world and community-generated data and uses it to reflect on cultural trends and the changing relationship between humans and technology. His projects have been shown at international festivals including Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, OFFF, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and TED. He received the National Science foundation's first place award for science visualization and is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He recieved his MFA in Design|Media Arts from UCLA. In 2010 Aaron was the Abramowitz Artist in Residence at MIT and currently leads the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab.

Session: Data Arts (Software for Storytelling and Exploration)

Aaron will talk about some of the experiments, libraries and software he and his team at Google have been involved with over the last couple of years. From the Wilderness Downtown with Arcade Fire, and ROME with Danger Mouse, to interactive geographic visualization platforms and reusable gui elements. It's internet art after animated GIFs (but still using some animated GIFs).