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Daniel Sauter – Art for the Cognisphere

In this talk, Daniel Sauter will discuss his artwork focused on machine cognizers and data as both subject and material. Daniel creates installations and visualizations dealing with the cultural and social implications of emerging technologies. His work is driven by a curiosity in how the computational regime transforms geopolitics and humanity. 


Daniel is an Associate Professor of Data Visualization at Parson’s School for Design in New York City. He received an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles Department of Design Media Arts (’04), and a Diploma from the Karlsruhe School for Design (HfG, ’02). His work was recognized with an Honorary Mention in Interactive Arts at the Prix Ars Electronica (’04, ’09). He won the UNESCO Digital Arts Award Special Honorary Mention (’05), the Bernay Kurland Grayson Award for Creative Excellence (’05), the Art in Motion Award (’05), and the Europrix Top Talent Award (’01).


His works have been shown internationally, including the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz ’04, ’09), ACM SIGGRAPH (Boston ’06, Los Angeles ’10), Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition (’06), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (’05), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung ’05), Rotterdam International Film Festival (’06), Microwave International Media Art Festival (Hong Kong ’06), Art Center Nabi (Seoul ’06), Luminale Biennial for Light Culture (Frankfurt ’10), Hangar Bicocca Center for Contemporary Art (Milan ’06), and the LACMA Lab (Los Angeles ’03).