David Harris


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  • University of California at Santa Cruz, Lecturer

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  • ISEA2020

    David Harris is an interdisciplinary researcher, educator, and creative artist. His practice-led creative arts research explores the nature of interdisciplinary collaboration and the generation of new forms of knowledge between disciplines. David brings academic and professional backgrounds in fine art, design, communication, and theoretical physics to this work and collaborates with others across these fields around the world. 

    David’s creative work is regularly exhibited around the world and online. His work as a founding member of The Algae Society collective explores human and posthuman relationships with nature and the environment and has been exhibited as part of the United Nations COP25 climate change conference. David creates interactive sculptural installations which have been shown in Queensland in festivals such as Botanica and CuriocityHis journalism has appeared in many of the world’s leading science magazines such as Scientific AmericanNew ScientistWired, and Popular Science. His experimental tabletop games create experiences with art and science and have won various online awards. 

    ISEA2015

    David Harris is a media and performance artist whose work examines the neoliberal tendencies of emerging consumer technologies, particularly in the contexts of urban life and gay assimilation. His video installations and creative interventions have been exhibited in galleries and festivals in San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Los Angeles, and Bergen, Norway. As a drag queen, Harris has performed in venues ranging from SFMOMA to OccupySF, and her activism has been featured in the New York Times and NPR. Harris holds an MFA in Digital Arts & New Media from UC Santa Cruz and a BA from Swarthmore College.


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  • California, United States of America

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