*Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Harris will present contrast the artistic process in traditional and digital media* *November 3, 2010 *5:30 pm *301 Williams Hall Jonathan Harris *In this art focused lecture he will explore the nature of artistic practice in both traditional and digital media. * *Summary* Combining elements of computer science, visual art, anthropology, architecture, and storytelling, Jonathan's projects create large-scale living portraits of the human world --- portraits that both simplify and complicate our understanding of it. In this talk Jonathan will contrast the artistic process in the creation of his hand drawn and painted artist books with his C++ based interactive digital media project, I Want You to Want Me, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in NYC. He will discuss the challenges and opportunities of his transformation from traditional media artist to computer programmer. *Speaker Bio* Jonathan Harris makes projects that reimagine how humans relate to technology and to each other. Combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, his projects range from building the world's largest time capsule <http://www.number27.org/timecapsule.html> (with Yahoo! <http://timecapsule.yahoo.com>) to documenting an Alaskan Eskimo whale hunt <http://www.number27.org/whalehunt.html> on the Arctic Ocean (with a warm hat <http://www.number27.org/assets/bio/photos/whalehunt-web.jpg>). He is the co <http://www.kamvar.org>-creator of We Feel Fine <http://www.number27.org/wefeelfine.html>, which continuously measures the emotional temperature of the human world through large-scale blog analysis, and has made other projects about online dating <http://www.number27.org/iwytwm.html>, modern mythology <http://www.number27.org/universe.html>, anonymity <http://www.number27.org/justcurious.html>, news <http://www.number27.org/10x10.html>, and language <http://www.number27.org/wordcount.html>. After studying computer science at Princeton University <http://www.cs.princeton.edu/>, he won a 2005 Fabrica <http://fabrica.it> fellowship and three Webby Awards <http://webbyawards.com>. His work has also been recognized by AIGA, Ars Electronica, the state of Vermont (for which he co-designed the state quarter <http://www.netstate.com/states/quarters/vt_qtr.htm>), Print Magazine (which named him a 2008 New Visual Artist <http://www.printmag.com/Default.aspx?tabid=317>) and The World Economic Forum (which named him a 2009 Young Global Leader <http://www.weforum.org/docs/ygl/YGL_Honorees_2009.pdf>). He has given talks at Google, Princeton and Stanford Universities, the TED Conference <http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/144>, and at two hippy forest gatherings. His projects have been shown at The Museum of Modern Art <http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/58> (New York), Le Centre Pompidou <http://2005to2007.fabrica.it/pompidou/home.htm> (Paris), and have appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC, and Bhutanese television. Born in Vermont <http://www.number27.org/vermont.html>, he now floats between Brooklyn, NY, the open road, and cyberspace, documenting his life with one photo a day <http://www.number27.org/today.php>. *Sponsoring Organizations* This talk is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Complex Systems Center, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Art & Art History. Additional support provided by Burlington City Arts, Small Dog Electronics, and Champlain College.
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