Jeffrey Shaw

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    A leading figure in new media art since its emergence from the performance, expanded cinema and installation paradigms of the 1960s to its present day technology-informed and virtualized forms. In a prolific oeuvre of widely exhibited and critically acclaimed works he has pioneered and set benchmarks for the creative use of digital media in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, immersive visualization environments, navigable cinematic systems and interactive narrative. His signature works include Corpocinema (1969), Viewpoint (1975), Heavens Gate (1986), Legible City (1989), The Virtual Museum (1991), EVE (1993), Golden Calf (1995), configuring the CAVE (1997), The Web of Life (2000), PLACE-Hampi (2006), T_Visionarium (2008), Pure Land: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang (2012), and Fall Again, Fall Better (2014). Shaw was co-founder of the Eventstructure Research Group in Amsterdam (1969-1979), the founding director of the ZKM Institute for Visual Media Karlsruhe (1991-2002), and was appointed Professor of Media Art at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe in 1993. In 2003 he was awarded an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship to found and direct the UNSW iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research Since 2009 Shaw has been Chair Professor of Media Art and Dean of the School of Creative Media at City University in Hong Kong where he is also Director of the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualisation and Embodiment. In 2014 he was appointed Visiting Professor at both the Central Academy of Art Beijing (CAFA) and the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London. In 2015 Shaw was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Visionary Pioneer of Media Art, and published his Compendium 1966-2015.


    Jeffrey Shaw is an artist who has been making interactive electronic installations since the mid 1960s. His works have been exhibited at major museums and festivals world wide. He s Director of the Institute for Image Media. Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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  • Australia

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