Sam Lavigne


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Uni­ver­sity of Texas-Austin, Department of Design, Artist and Assistant Professor

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  • ISEA 2020 & ISEA2016

    Sam Lavigne is an artist and educator whose work deals with data, surveillance, cops, natural language processing, and automation. He has exhibited work at Lincoln Center, SFMOMA, Pioneer Works, DIS, Ars Electronica, The New Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and his work has been covered in the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Motherboard, Wired, the Atlantic, Forbes, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, the World Almanac, the Ellen Degeneres Show and elsewhere.

    He has taught at ITP/NYU, The New School, and the School for Poetic Computation, and was formerly Magic Grant fellow at the Brown Institute at Columbia University, and Special Projects editor at the New Inquiry Magazine. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at UT Austin.

    He has also created and contributed to number of open-source software projects such as:

      • p5.vscode: an extension for Visual Studio Code to manage p5.js projects
      • p5.riso: a p5.js library for generating files suitable for Risograph printing
      • videogrep: python script to create automatic video supercuts
      • audiogrep: python script to create automatic audio supercuts
      • vidpy: video editing and compositing in python
      • IndigEmoji: a sticker pack featuring Indigenous emoji (contributor)
      • p5.js editor: a desktop editor for the p5.js project (deprecated)

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  • United States of America

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