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EDUCATION

1991
AKADEMIE der BILDENDEN KUENSTE (Academy of Fine Arts), Munich, Germany.
  • Diploma in Applied Graphics, concentration in installation art and video art under Prof. Gerhard Berger.
  • Fall'87 - Spring'88: Project seminar under the object artist Prof. Daniel Spoerri.
  • Summer 1985: Guest student of the painter Prof. Joerg Immendorff.

1983
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Studies in computer graphics and visual imaging at Architecture Machine Group and Visual Language Workshop (future Media Lab.)
  • Studies in human-machine interface at the Biomechanics Lab; Master's thesis: "Real-Time Simulation of Ultra-Sonic Mobility Aid for the Blind."

1979
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • B.S. in General Engineering/Product Design.
  • Concentration in human-machine interface design.



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AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, SPECIAL EVENTS


2014
Honor Roll of the IT History Society for the visual design of the Connection Machine CM-1/CM-2 supercomputer.

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND grant for a commission from the AXNS COLLECTIVE, London, UK

DUKE UNIVERSITY, Visiting artist, Experimental Documentary Studies MFA program, Durham, NC, USA

2013
MACDOWELL COLONY Fellow, Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA.
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY, Visiting artist, Experimental Documentary Studies MFA program, Durham, NC, USA.


2012
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION Cultural Innovation Fund award for the Caribbean Cultural Center - African Diaspora Institute in Harlem, New York City. Co-wrote grant proposal as artistic and technical advisor for "Mi Querido Barrio" mobile augmented reality art, culture and history tour.

ZERO1 BIENNIAL and SAMEK ART GALLERY augmented reality commission for Manifest.AR @ ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, USA.

2011
GOETHE-INSTITUT Artist in Residence, Second Life.

DUKE UNIVERSITY visiting artist, Experimental and Documentary Studies MFA Program, Durham, USA, 2011-2014.

CARAVANSARAI artist in residence, Istanbul, Turkey.

2011
Co-founded Manifest.AR Cyberartist Group
2009
IBM INNOVATION AWARD for artistic creation in art and technology awarded to Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at the Boston Cyberarts Festival, Boston, USA.

Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize finalist and art critic at the Boston Globe, calls Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall the "highlight of this year's Boston Cyberarts Festival" in his "CRITIC'S PICKS - VISUAL ARTS." Boston Globe, Boston MA, USA., May 3, 2009.

Nominated for the WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD in the category Art, co-sponsored by (among others) the World Technology Network, Time Magazine, Science Magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
2007
HAUPTSTADTKULTURFONDS (Berlin Capital City Cultural Fund) award for research and production of "Virtuelle Mauer / ReConstructing the Wall."
2006
CITY OF MUNICH PRIZE for JUNGE KUNST/NEUE MEDIEN (Young Art/New Media) curated by Bettina Wagner-Bergelt and Dr. Stephan Urbaschek. A dance choreography was commissioned from the Butoh group inkBoat and premiered during the DANCE 2006 Festival of Contemporary Dance as In the Land of Babari-an, using The Travels of Mariko Horo as a realtime virtual reality stage set.
2005
Founded Upgrade! Munich, a local monthly meeting on art and technology, and part of the Upgrade! International network.
2004
Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) Fellowship, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.
2003
JAPAN FOUNDATION Fellowship.

KYOTO ART CENTER, Kyoto, Japan. Artist in Residence.
2002
SAN JOSE MUSEUM of ART, San Jose, Silicon Valley, California purchases an edition of the Beyond Manzanar virtual reality installation.
2001
Nominated for ROCKERFELLER FOUNDATION New Media Arts Fellowship.

KULTURREFERAT MUENCHEN, special guest showing of Beyond Manzanar virtual reality installation at welcoming reception for Dr. Lydia Hartl, incoming head of the Munich Cultural Department, Germany.
2000
Photo essay on Beyond Manzanar published in the premier issue of the new Japanese critical theory journal Diatxt, Kyoto Art Center, June 2000, pp.65 - 72.

Images from the series Metamorphoses featured on front and back covers of Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, Volume 33 #2, 2000, and on Leonardo's website.

Sapporo School of the Arts, Sapporo, Japan. Visiting Artist.
1999
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Ogaki City, Japan. Artist in residence from November 1999 - March 2000 to produce the Beyond Manzanar virtual reality art project.

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA. Residency in the Department of Communication and New Media Design.
1998
WIRED Magazine and the Asian American Arts Foundation: Grant award for Beyond Manzanar virtual reality art project.
1997
"DOLL.MONSTER.DEATH.: Cultural Transformation Processes of Bio- and Information Technologies," Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria: The Totem of Heavenly Wisdom video installation was the keynote event at the opening ceremony.
1996
BAY AREA VIDEO COALITION (BAVC), San Francisco, CA: Artist Equipment Access Award for The Totem of Heavenly Wisdom video installation.

GLOBAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE (GII) AWARDS (formerly the NII Awards):
Starbright World virtual reality playspace received the following awards for extraordinary achievement on the Internet and information highway.
- Winner of Next Generation Award
- Finalist in Childrens category
- Semi-finalist in Telecollaboration category

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Digital Entertainment Award for Starbright World

SMITHSONIAN / COMPUTER WORLD:  Starbright World virtual reality playspace was a Finalist in the Medicine category.

1995
CYBEREDGE:
Virtual Reality Product of the Year Award in the "Applications" category for Starbright World .

1992
ZENTRUM fuer KUNST und MEDIENTECHNOLOGIE (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany:
nominated for Deutsche Videokunstpreis (German Video Art Prize): "Das Goldene Ei" ("The Golden Seed") video art piece premiered on German TV station SUEDWEST 3 as one of the best finalists.

Butoh at Johnny Walker's "Art Waves in Front," Tokyo, Japan:
Invitational screening of my video Golden Seed , Butoh performance by Kazuo Ohno, photographs of Butoh by Nourit Masson-Sekine.
1985
THINKING MACHINES CORPORATION, Cambridge, MA:
Co-holder of patent for "Method for Interconnecting Processors in Hyper-Dimensional Array" for the Connection Machine CM-1, parallel supercomputer.

There are CM-1 and CM-2 Connection Machines in the collections of the COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, Mountain View, CA (Silicon Valley), and in the Museum of American History, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington DC, USA.


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EXHIBITIONS


2014
UNPAINTED - world's first media art fair. Presented by pilotraum01.org, curator Serafine Lindemann/artcircolo. Munich, Germany.


2013
CORCORAN GALLERY of ART / Corcoran College of Art and Design Gallery 31, “Manifest:AR” invitational show. Washington D.C., USA.

Turning FACT Inside Out” 10th anniversary exhibition. Manifest.AR group show "Invisible ARtaffects" - project "Biomer Skelters" in collaboration with the Liverpool John Moores University and the World Museum/National Museums Liverpool. FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, UK.

SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery, in the "Virtuale" exhibition, Hong Kong. Curated by Arthur Clay, Digital Art Weeks (DAW)


Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, presented by Kasa Gallery.


DIGITAL ART WEEKS, Singapore.


DIGITAL ART WEEKS, Singapore.


2012
TATE MODERN, London, UK. “All Hail Damien Hirst!” AR intervention.

ART GWANGJU, Korea. "When I Dream" shown in the exhibit "Fragmented Identity," presented by The Art Syn Projects (London).

"Transformation" solo show, St. Lukas Church, Munich, Germany. Part of the Overtures - ZeitRäume Project by pilotraum01 e.V., curated by Serafine Lindemann (artcircolo) and Christian Schoen (kunst | konzepte).

ZERO1 BIENNIAL and SAMEK ART GALLERY (Bucknell University) present "Manifest.AR @ Zero1 Biennial 2012," San Jose, USA.

COPENHAGEN ART FESTIVAL, Denmark. NIKOLAJ KUNSTHAL presents “To Question is GOLD” in an invitational show.

TRIENNALE DI MILANO, Italy. “No.Need.For:Real?” AR group show for the Virtual Systems and MultiMedia (VSMM2012) conference.

LA Re.Play” public art exhibit for College Arts Association, with the DMA Grad Art Gallery, BROAD ART CENTER, UCLA, Los Angeles. Manifest.AR group show.

GOETHE-INSTITUT ISLAND, SECOND LIFE. “Perceptive Dislocations” performative event in collaboration with the United|Dislokations|Kartell (U|D|K).

TRANSMEDIALE, Berlin, Germany. "in/compatible AR intervention"

2011
VENICE BIENNIAL and the GERMAN NATIONAL PAVILION, Venice, Italy. "Venice Bienniale 2011 AR Intervention," Manifest.AR uninvited guerilla augmented reality intervention.

ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, Istanbul, Turkey. Official participant as part of the ISEA2011 exhibition Uncontainable.
  • KASA GALLERY, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. "Not There," exhibition of Manifest.AR Venice Biennial AR Intervention artworks.
  • ISTANBUL BIENNIAL main exhibition. "Invisible Istanbul: Captured Images," AR intervention.

ICA Boston (Institute of Contemporary Art), Boston, USA. "Manifest.AR@ICA" invitational group show.

DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

GOETHE-INSTITUT ISLAND, SECOND LIFE. “Dislocative Sculpture” performative event in collaboration with the United|Dislokations|Kartell (U|D|K).

“AR OCCUPY WALL STREET” - “Reign of Gold

SAMEK ART GALLERY, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA. "Not Here" group show with Manifest.AR.

"Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo)" augmented reality (AR) artwork, permanent installation, LISBON, Portugal.

"gradually melt the sky," DEVOTION GALLERY, Brooklyn, New York City, USA

"(Un)seen Sculptures," public art show, MELBOURNE CBD, Arts Precinct, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia.

2010
MUSEUM of MODERN ART (MoMA), New York City, USA. "We AR in MoMA," uninvited guerilla augmented reality intervention.

"Bushwick Augmented Reality Intervention," group public art show as part of the Beta Spaces Festival, Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, USA.

PALAZZO MEDICI-RICCARDI, Florence, Italy. "Colorito," ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Exhibit.

Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at the Industrial Design Center (IDC) of the INDIAN INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY in cooperation with the GOETHE-INSTITUT MUMBAI, Mumbai, India (formerly Bombay).

Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at the GOETHE-INSTITUT BANGALORE, Bangalore, India.

Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at the GOETHE-INSTITUT SRI LANKA, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2009
GOETHE-INSTITUT NEW DELHI, New Delhi, India. Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall

GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall

LABORAL, Gijon, Spain. "FEEDFORWARD: Angel of History," group exhibition curated by Christiane Paul & Steve Dietz.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, Washington D.C., USA. Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall in cooperation with the GOETHE-INSTITUT WASHINGTON. Opening remarks by German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Exhibition of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at a special event to commemorate the Fall of the Berlin Wall sponsored by John F. Kennedy School of Government and GOETHE-INSTITUT BOSTON, organized by the McCloy Scholars German-Austrian Caucus. Speakers: German Consul Friedrich Loehr and Harvard Kennedy School Professor Steven Walt.

BERLIN CITY MUSEUM, Ephraim-Palais, Berlin, Germany. Exhibition of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall in the group show "FALLMAUERFALL | 61-89-09".

[DAM] BERLIN (Digital Art Museum Berlin), Germany. "ReVisioning the Virtual Wall": Collages based on the 3D installation "Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall", Artist team T+T (Tamiko Thiel – Teresa Reuter – Sabe Wunsch),

KUNSTVEREIN WOLFSBURG, Wolfsburg, Germany. Exhibition of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall in the group show "Reconstructed Zone",

Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at the UNIVERSITY of NEW ENGLAND in cooperation with the GOETHE-INSTITUT BOSTON, in Biddeford, Maine, USA

Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at the WILLY-BRANDT-HAUS. Lubeck, Germany. [pdf brochure]

Exhibition of The Travels of Mariko Horo at the FONDAZIONE QUERINI STAMPALIA, as part of the transnational literary festival INCROCI di CIVILTA', Venice, Italy.

Solo exhibit of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at the GOETHE-INSTITUT BOSTON as part of the BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL, Boston, USA.

Exhibition of The Travels of Mariko Horo in the STAEDTISCHE GALERIE im LEEREN BEUTEL as part of the exhibit "The Catholic Factor," Regensburg, Germany.

Exhibition of the The Totem of Heavenly Wisdom as part of the group exhibit "The Banyan Tree" at the METAHOUSE PHNOM PENH in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and at the NATIONAL GALLERY in Bangkok, Thailand.

2008
World premiere & solo show of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall, MUSEUM for COMMUNICATION, Berlin, Germany.

US premiere & solo show of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall, 911 MEDIA ARTS CENTER, Seattle, USA.

Exhibit of The Travels of Mariko Horo as part as part of the symposium "ANIME Japanese Comics Global," co-hosted by the JAPANESE-GERMAN CENTER BERLIN and the JAPAN FOUNDATION, Engelbrot Theater, Berlin, Germany.

2007
"Global Eyes" Art Gallery show, SIGGRAPH 2007, San Diego, USA.

Solo exhibit of The Travels of Mariko Horo at 911 MEDIA ARTS CENTER in conjunction with the exhibit "Japan Envisions the West: 16th-19th Century Japanese Art from Kobe City Museum" at the Seattle Art Museum.

"The Game is Up!" ARTS CENTRE VOORUIT, Ghent, Belgium.

Web3D ART SHOW 2007, shown at the WEB3D INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Perugia, Italy, and during the Takeaway Festival at the Science Museum/Danacenter in London, England.

Player in the online performance Isis: For My Mother. by Marlena Corcoran, shown at the 070707 UPSTAGE FESTIVAL, New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand.

2006
World premiere of The Travels of Mariko Horo, in the group exhibit "Edge Conditions" curated by Steve Dietz for the 01SJ / ISEA 2006 Festival, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA.

World premiere of In the Land of Babari-an, DANCE 2006 FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE. Live Butoh dance performance by Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat) and Ishide Takuya using The Travels of Mariko Horo as realtime virtual reality stage set.

"Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement," KATZEN ART CENTER, American University, Washington D.C., USA

"Image War: Contesting Images of Political Conflict," Art Gallery of The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), curated by the 2005-06 Curatorial Fellows of the WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART Independent Study Program.

"Next Level: Die Lust am Spiel in der Netzwerkgesellschaft," KUNSTVEREIN WOLFSBURG, Wolfsburg, Germany.

2005
Retrospective exhibit: "Virtual Reality as Political Art," BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL / GOETHE-INSTITUT, Boston, MA.

"Geometries of Power," multi-user online event between the GOETHE-INSTITUT in Boston, MA., USA, and PROGRAM ANGELS / LOTHRINGER13, Munich, Germany as part of the BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL.

"Xenopolis: Von der Faszination und Ausgrenzung des Fremden," KULTURREFERAT der LANDESHAUPTSTADT MUENCHEN, Rathausgalerie, Munich, Germany

"Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement," SAN JOSE MUSEUM of ART, San Jose, CA, USA

"Non-Stop: Ein Projekt zur Ambivalenz von Krieg und Frieden", KUNSTVEREIN WOLFSBURG, Wolfsburg, Germany.

Opening Celebration, ARTS2MEDIA Medienwerkstatt, Regensburg, Germany

2004
"Highlights of the Permanent Collection" (continuing exhibition,) SAN JOSE MUSEUM of ART, San Jose, Silicon Valley, California.

Solo exhibit, Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA.

"Only Skin Deep," SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, Seattle, WA, USA.

Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment (TIDSE), Darmstadt, Germany.

"Totem of Heavenly Wisdom" shown as part of the traveling BANYAN PROJECT in Tahiti, Cook Islands, Fiji, Bali and Thailand.
2003
"Only Skin Deep," INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, New York, NY, USA.

Kyoto Biennale, KYOTO ART CENTER, Kyoto, Japan.

FILE-2003, Electronic Language International Festival, PACO DAS ARTES, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"VideoArt Meets NewMusic," ADEVANTGARDE Festival, Gasteig/BlackBox, Munich, Germany.

"Lab3D," CORNERHOUSE, Manchester, England.

"NextArt: Provocations," FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL, Maitland, Florida, USA.

"RENCONTRES INTERNATIONAL," Paris, France, and Berlin, Germany.

"Web3D Art 2003," shown at the WEB3D INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, St. Malo, France, and at the following locations:


"Highlights of the Permanent Collection," SAN JOSE MUSEUM of ART, San Jose, Silicon Valley, California. Exhibition of the Beyond Manzanar virtual reality installation.
2002
"Highlights of the Permanent Collection", SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART, San Jose, CA, USA.

bilder*codes# 1992-2002: 10 Jahre Medienkunst im Dialog ("images*codes# 10 Years of Media Art in Dialog"). Das Goldene Ei (The Golden Seed) video shown as part of the 10th anniversary of the "\\internationalen\medien\kunst\preis" ("\\international\media\art\prize"), ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie), Karlsruhe, Germany.

5th Media Arts Festival, TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHY, Tokyo, Japan.

Beyond Manzanar solo exhibition, CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON COMPUTERS IN THE ARTS (CRCA), University of California/San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

Geometries of Power multi-user online collaborative event and artwork, held during FUSION 2002 online event between the BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITY, Weimar, Germany and the Design/Media Dept., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Art Show, WEB3D SYMPOSIUM, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

RHIZOME.LA, Los Angeles, CA. Invitational screening of Beyond Manzanar.

2001
SIGGRAPH N-Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

COSIGN 2001 Conference on Digital Semiotics of Games and New Media, Amsterdam, Holland.

"Beyond Manzanar" solo exhibition, LOTHRINGERSTRASSE 13 / LADEN, Munich, Germany.

INTERACTION `01, 4th Biennale: World Forum for Media and Culture, Ogaki City, GIFU, Japan.

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, Seattle, WA., USA.

CAST01, "Living in Mixed Realities," GMD/Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin, Germany.

"INTERPOESIA - The Hypermedia Poetics." Sao Paolo, Brazil.

CYNETart 2001 , Dresden, Germany.

ART-ADVICE show in the KUNSTGARAGE, Munich, Germany.

KULTURREFERAT MUENCHEN, Munich Germany. Keynote showing of Beyond Manzanar virtual reality installation at inaugural festivities for Lydia Hartl, new head of Munich Cultural Department.

2000
IAMAS Artists-in-Residency Exhibition, TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHY , Tokyo, Japan.

1999
"VRML-ART,"VRML99 , Paderborn, Germany.

"VRML-ART,"ELECTRONICA MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (EMAF), Osnabrueck, Germany.

1998
"Plugged In," HAINES GALLERY, San Francisco, CA, USA.

"Asian Body," TIDBIT GALLERY, Portland, OR, USA.

"Digital Art Pavilion," PALO ALTO FESTIVAL of the ARTS, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

"Artists' Intersection with Technology," YLEM/WCA exhibit at KORET GALLERY, Palo Alto, CA.

"The Light is Diverse in California," CENTER for VISUAL ART, Oakland, CA.

"NOT STILL ART FESTIVAL," Cooperstown, New York.
1997
"Aurinko - Exhibition of Solar Art," RAUMA MUSEUM of ART, Rauma, Finland. See online gallery at Leonardo Journal's website.

"CHIK TEK 97: Women Artists Defining Technology," ART-TECH GALLERY, San Jose, CA.

"Women and the Art of Multimedia," NATIONAL MUSEUM of WOMEN in the ARTS, Washington DC, USA.

"Dancing for the Camera," AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL, Durham, NC, USA.

"Digital Media: Art and Technology," AEA Award Winners' Presentation, BAY AREA VIDEO COALITION (BAVC), San Francisco, CA, USA.

"STIMULUS TRANSMIT," Cable Access Channel 53, San Francisco, CA, USA. My video art work was showcased in the premiere episode of this monthly showcase of independent media artists.

1996
"New Media," Artists' Salon, HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Marin, CA.

"Brains, Perception and Consciousness," Ylem Forum, EXPLORATORIUM, San Francisco, CA, USA.
1995
"Starbright World: World Launch," Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.

"Starbright World: A Peek in the Lab," DIGITAL WORLD, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

1993
The Connection Machine CM-2 was exhibited as the processing power behind Karl Sim's "Genetic Images," CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris, France, ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Austria and the INTERACTIVE MEDIA FESTIVAL, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

"4th International Sound Basis Visual Arts Festival," WRO 93, Wroclaw, Poland.

"VideoForum," ELDORADO CENTRUM VOOR BEELDCULTUR, Antwerp, Belgium.

1992
Butoh at Johnny Walker's "Art Waves in Front," Tokyo, Japan. Invitational screening of my video Golden Egg, Butoh performance by Kazuo Ohno, photographs of Butoh by Nourit Masson-Sekine.

"Experimental Film and Video Festival," IMAGE FORUM, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

"Deutsche Videokunstpreis," ZENTRUM fuer KUNST und MEDIENTECHNOLOGIE (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Video selected as one of "50 Best" for broadcast on German TV station SUEDWEST 3.

"Videonale 5," BONNER KUNSTVEREIN, Bonn, Germany.

"Videokunst in Muenchen," KUENSTLERWERKSTATT, Munich, Germany.

1991
"Diploma Exhibit," AKADEMIE der BILDENDEN KUENSTE, Munich, Germany.

1988
"The Beauty and the Beast," PROJEKT DANIEL SPOERRI, Munich, Germany.

1987
"Vor dem Hammer," GALERIE KLAUS LEA, Munich, Germany.


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REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

2013
Not Here Not There” Part 2. [ Tamiko Thiel featured artist - pdf ] Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 19 Issue 2. Editors Lanfranco Aceti, Richard Rinehart, Ozden Sahin. Pages 5, 17-18, 24-25, 118-119, 210-219.

Winerman, Lea. "Reality Bytes," Washington Post Express, August 15, 2013.

Bolognini, Yves & Stamm, Marielle, ed. Disparition programmee: Le Musee Bolo mene l'enquete (Programmed Disappearance: The Bolo Museum Investigates), Bolo Museum, Concepte Fondation Memoires Informatiques, Press polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2013, pp 116-117.

Lodi, Simona. “Illegal Art and Other Stories,” Unlike Us Reader. Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives, Ed. Geert Lovink, Miriam Rash, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2013, pp 250-251.

2012
Waelder, Pau. "White Cube Augmented: AR Art and the Gallery Space," etc Magazine, Montreal, Oct. 2012 - Feb. 2013, pp. 53-57. [double-page pdf] [single-page pdf]

Tanni, Valentina. "Dio-Hirst alla Tate Modern," artribune.com, Italy, March 30, 2012

1F Media Project. "DAMIEN HIRST – TATE MODERN | LONDON," 1fmediaproject.net, Italy, April 4, 2012

2011
Rackham, Melinda. "divisible Istanbul," [pdf of print article] real time, Sydney, Australia, Dec.2011/Jan.2012, pp. 22-23.

Steinberg, Claudia. "Mit Happenings gegen das Establishment," Kunstzeitung, Regensburg, Germany, Nov.2011, p.19.

Quaranta, Domenico. “Venezia: La Realtà Aumentata,” Flash Art Italy, July/September 2011, p 33.

Interview with Tamiko Thiel (video) by Lanfranco Aceti,Editor-in-chief of Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Professor of Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at Sabanci University, Istanbul and the Director of its Kasa Gallery, and Director of ISEA 2011.

Bosco, Roberta. "La Bienal que emerge a traves del movil," in El Pais, Madrid, Spain, June 12, 2011.

Ippolito, Jon. "Are you in the Biennale, or aren't you? Both, thanks to Augmented Reality, " [pdf] www.nmdnet.org, June 13, 2011

Waelder, Pau. "Los pabellones invisibles," http://laboralcentrodearte.uoc.edu/, June 20, 2011.

Fong, Cherise. "Augmented Reality: Through the Mobile Looking Glass (English extract)," in MCD musiques & cultures digitales, Hors-série #6 Internet des Objets / Internet of things, France, Jan./Feb. 2011. [Full article in French and English]

Seaman, Bill. “The Cheonggyecheon Project,” Art of Communication catalog, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea. pp113/115.

2010
Smith, Matthew. "Liquid Walls: The Digital Art of Tamiko Thiel" in the Performing Arts Journal (PAJ), MIT Press, Sept.2010, Vol. 32, No. 3 (PAJ 96), pp. 25-34.

Fidel, Alexander. "Art Gets Unmasked in the Palm of Your Hand" [ pdf version here ] New York Times, New York, USA. December 1, 2010.

Porter, Eduardo. "Is That a Dagger I See on My iPhone?" New York Times, New York, USA. Oct. 22, 2010, p.A34

Conroy-Randall, Britta. "Guerilla Artists Stage MoMA Invasion" on NPR (National Public Radio) "All Things Considered" and on the WNYC website, New York, USA. Oct. 15 2010.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York tweets our intervention: "Nice, looks like we're having an "uninvited" AR exhibition tomorrow!", Oct. 8, 2010.

Sterling, Bruce. "Augmented Reality: AR uninvited at MOMA NYC," WIRED Magazine, Oct. 6, 2010.

Lieser, Wolf. "The World of Digital Art" (hardcover coffee table edition), Ullman/Tandem Verlag, Koenigswinter, Germany.

Quiroz, Marcela. "Orientalism, Occidentalism and other myths of origin," Fahrenheit Contemporary Arts, online and print magazine in English (pdf), French (pdf) and Spanish (see pp.102-104) .

"Life on either side of Checkpoint Charlie," The Hindu, Bangalore, India. January 12, page 2.

"Critic's Choice," page 51, and "Virtuelle Mauer/Re-Constructing the Wall," page 49, Time Out Bengaluru, Bangalore, India. Jan.8-21.

Naizer, Nizla. "In the Shadow of the Wall," The Daily Financial Times, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 10.

"Berlin Wall Virtual Reality," The Nation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 10.
2009
Smee, Sebastian. "Critic's picks - visual arts," in the Boston Globe, Boston, MA, USA., May 3, 2009.

Norris, Doug. "Tearing Down the Virtual Wall," in Art New England, Vol. 30 Issue 3, April/May, 2009.

Smee, Sebastian. "In cyberart, technology trumps imagination," in the Boston Globe, Boston, MA, USA., May 1, 2009.

Hadge, Kara. "Virtual Berlin - In Two Parts," in the Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA, USA., April 17, 2009.

Elish, M.C. "Navigating Virtual Space," in the Boston Cyberarts Blog, Boston, MA, USA., April 17, 2009.

Garza, Evan. "Keepin' it real - sort of," in the Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA, USA., April 15, 2009.

Czapski, Maciek & Schnurer, Christian, curators. "Der katholishe Faktor," (exhibition catalog), Berufsverband Bildenden Kuenstler Niederbayern/Oberpfalz e.V., Regensburg, Germany, pp. 178-179.

Lieser, Wolf. "Digital Art," (Art Pocket series), Ullman/Tandem Verlag, Königswinter, Germany, pp 104-105.

Kunimatsu, Susan. "Reviving History: Reconstructing the Berlin Wall," in the International Examiner, Volume 36 No. 01, Seattle, WA, USA., January 7, 2009.

Cringely, Robert. "Parallel Universe," (featuring photo of the CM-2 on page 3), Tech Review, Cambridge, MA, USA, January/February 2009.

Gessner, Ingrid. "Moving Beyond Manzanar: Transnationalizing Japanese American Internment Experiences." Virtually American? Denationalizing North American Studies. Ed. Mita Banerjee. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009. pp77-96.

2008
Shimp, Rachel. "Explore a virtual Berlin Wall at 911 Media Arts," Seattle Times, Seattle, WA, USA. December 26, 2008.

Taylor, Jonathan. "VIRTUELLE MAUER: An Interview with Tamiko Thiel," in ONSCREEN magazine, Seattle, USA, November 2008.

Steinberg, Claudia. "Tamiko Thiels virtuelle Projekte," (pdf in German), in Kunstzeitung, #146, Germany, October 2008, p.30.

Hippel, Achim. "Die Rückkehr der Mauer," (prime time TV broadcast,) Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg RBB, Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2008.

van Bebber, Werner. "Die Mauer wird wieder aufgebaut - am Computer," Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Germany, August 12m 2008.
Click here for the online article; click here for the newspaper version (different images!)

Jekosch, M. (Text) and Brandl, Thomas (Video). "Mit dem Joystick durch duestere Zeiten," (online: text plus streaming video,) Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Germany, August 14, 2008.

Brendel, Gerd. "Virtuelle Mauer - per 3D in die Teilungszeit,"(podcast,) on Deutschlandradio, Germany, August 13, 2008.

Minh, Kev. "With(in/out) Borders," in Ethnically Incorrect, USA. Posted December 23, 2008.

Stephan, Inge and Tacke, Alexandra. NachBilder der Wende, Böhlau Verlag, Cologne, Germany.
2007
Smith, Matthew Wilson. THE TOTAL WORK of ART: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace, Routledge, New York, 2007. pp 180-186.(see pdf excerpt on Beyond Manzanar)

Gessner, Ingrid. From Sites of Memory to Cybersights: (Re)Framing Japanese American Experiences, Universitätsverlag Winter, 2007.

Hauffen, Michael. "Next Level, Kunstverein Wolfsburg," KUNSTFORUM International, March-April 2007, Vol. 184, pp 113-115.

Gei Chan. "The Travels of Mariko Horo trips out in Seattle," NW ASIAN WEEKLY, (www.nwasianweekly.com), Nov.3-9 2007, .

2006
Hentschlaeger, Ursula. "Im Land der Barbaren," artmagazine.cc (www.artmagazine.cc)

Schneider, Katja. "Der Tanz bin ich," tanznetz.de (www.tanznetz.de)

O'Sullivan, Michael. "The Liberal Rules of 'Engagement'," Washington Post, April 28, p. WE51.

Kennicott, Philip. "You Shouldn't Have! On the NEA's 40th, the Art of Politics," Washington Post, May 15, p. C01

2005
Dueker, Ronald. "Jenseits von Wolfsburg," netzeitung.de (www.netzeitung.de)
2004
MIT News Office and MIT Tech Talk. "Viewers interact with new exhibit on U.S. internment camps", MIT TECH TALK, Volume 48, Number 25, April 28, 2004.
2003
Paul, Christiane, Whitney Museum curator of new media. "Digital Art," Thames and Hudson World of Art series, New York, NY. Here is a pdf excerpt of pp. 130-132 and an html excerpt of Chapter 2.

Colasanto, Cristina. "Only Skin Deep," USItalia online magazine.
2002
Mosher, Mike. "The Interaction ‘01: Dialogue with Expanded Images," Leonardo Digital Review, Leonardo Online, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Wurster, Christian. Computers: Eine Illustrierte Geschichte, Taschen Verlag, Koeln, 2002, pp 98-100, 322-333. (Published simultaneously in English as Computers: An Illustrated History.)

"the pioneers," e-magic Cyber Media Events Catalog, 43rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece.

Naimark, Michael. "Review: Interaction '01," Diatxt.06, Kyoto Art Center, March 19, 2002, pp. 077-079 (Japanese) and p. 126 (English.)

"Web 3D Art 2002, net art tridimensionale," Neural Magazine online, Italy.

2001
Hauffen, Michael. "Tamiko Thiel und Zara Houshmand: Beyond Manzanar," (Deutsch / English) Springerin, Band Vii Heft 2, Juni-September 2001, pp. 75,76.

Herbst, Katja. "Medienkünstlerin," SAT1/Bayern Journal, (German TV), 24. März 2001.

Kücklich, Julian. "COSIGN 2001 - Ein Bericht," Medienobservationen, 24. März 2001.

Vu, Khanh. "The Story behind 'Beyond Manzanar'," NW Nikkei / North American Post, Vol. 18 No.17, April 21, 2001, pp.2,5.

"Sakuramatsuri ni kitai: Beyond Manzanar," on front Page of Hokubei Houchi/ North American Post (in Japanese), Vol. 57 No.29, April 18, 2001, pp.2,5.

2000
Photo essay on Beyond Manzanar published in the premier issue of the new Japanese critical theory journal Diatxt.01, Kyoto Art Center, Vol. 1, June 2000, pp.65 - 72.

Richard, Birgit. "Vergehen Konservieren Uploaden. Strategien für die Ewigkeit", Kunstforum, Vol. 151, July – September 2000, Page 50.

"Future Computer Image Suggested in the Abacus," AXIS Design Magazine, March/April 2000, pp. 37-41.
1998
Greenman, Catherine. "Network Helps Children Cope With Serious Illness," New York Times, May 28, 1998, page D6.

Koski, Janne. "Aurinko - Sun: Solar Art" at the Rauma Museum, Finland, Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, Vol.31 #2, 1998, pp. 81-86. The article is also on-line at The Leonardo Electronic Art Gallery.

Cohn, Terri. "Chik Tek '97 at Art-Tech," Artweek Magazine, Vol.29 No.2, February 1998, page 17.
1997
Richard, Birgit. "Digitale Todesbilder: Künstliches Leben, virtueller Tod," Zukünfte, 1, 1997. Sekretariat für Zukunftsforschung, Essen, Germany, pp. 23-26.

Sherman, Ann Elliott. "Return to Gender," Metro/ San Jose, December 11-17, 1997, page 42.

Levander, Michelle. "Sick Kids Shine in Virtual World," San Jose Mercury News, June 19, 1997, Peninsula section.

Jones, Rochelle, "Star Power," People Magazine, December 1 1997, page 61.

Wawra, Christine, unpublished essay:
1996
Richard, Birgit. "Schöne neue Welt. Super- Computer, künstliche Ambiente und Design- Fiktionen für das Leben im Netz," Virtualität contra Realität. Schriftenreihe der Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany, 1996

McCarthy, Susan. "the good deed," WIRED Magazine, September.

Dunn, Ashley. "Meeting, Sharing, Healing While Exploring a Virtual World of Play," New York Times Cyber Times Extra, January 23, 1996

Smolan, Rick and Erwitt, Jennifer. 24 Hours in Cyberspace, Que Macmillan, 1996, page 161.

"Best and Brightest Earn CJs (Virtual Reality Product of the Year awards)," CyberEdge Journal, Sausalito, California, Issue #30, Vol. 6, No.2, Sept./Oct. 1995, pp. 6 - 7.

1995
Sperlich, Tom. "Trost und Wärme on line," Die Zeit Nr. 26, June 23, 1995

Hellmich, Nanci. "A computer playspace to ease suffering," Cover story for USA Today, Wed., Nov. 8.

Stephenson, Joan, PhD. "Sick Kids Find Help in a Cyberspace World." Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 274, No. 24. December 27, 1995 pp. 1899 - 1901.

Bennett, Tamara, "Starbright: Best of Broadband," Convergence, Denver, Colorado. December 1995

Hamit, Francis. "Spielberg Demonstrates Starbright Virtual Playground," CyberEdge Journal, Sausalito, California, Issue #27, Vol. 5, No.3, Sept./Oct. 1995, pp. 6 - 8.

Mancall, Kathy, "A World of Possibilities," ComputerLife, Sept. 1995, page 34.

Lewis, Peter H. "Virtual Reality and Virtual Spaces Find a Niche in Real Medicine." New York Times, June 5, 1995.

Krumenaker, Larry. "Spielplatz in einer anderen Welt," Focus, #48, 1995 S. 216 - 217.

Harmon, Amy, "E.T. Reaches Out." Los Angeles Times, June 6, 1995.

Rosenberg, Scott, "A virtual playground for hospitalized children," San Francisco Examiner, June 6, 1995, page B1.

Clark, Don, "The High Road on the Highway: Helping Sick Kids Play Together." Wall Street Journal, May 10 1995, page B1.

Richard, Birgit "Todesbilder. Kunst, Subkultur, Medien." Monograph, Munich

1994
Opalka, William, "Children's Hospital to test Spielberg concept for kids," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Vol. 106 No. 240, October 4 1994.
1992
Arimoto, Masatsugu, "Connection Machine: Let the machine speak for itself." AXIS Design Magazine, Tokyo, Japan.

1991
Gudrat, Petra. "Portraet: Tamiko Thiel, Maschinenbauingenieurin und Video-Kuenstlerin," Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Sept. 4.

1988
Wie. "Verspielt, unterhaltsam. Eine Ausstellung der Muenchener Akademieklasse Daniel Spoerri," Sueddeutsche Zeitung.


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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Second term 2014 (January-May)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Art, Design and Media.

Winter Semester (October 2011- February 2012)
BERLIN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, Berlin, Germany. Visiting Professor for Technologies of Non-linear Dramaturgies at the Institute of Time-Based Media.

September 2003
KYOTO ART CENTER, Kyoto, Japan. Taught bilingual Japanese/English workshop "Constructing the Unknown World" on imagining and constructing the unknown world, based on examples from European and Japanese art history and cartography.

October 2002
BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITY, Weimar, Germany. Taught workshop (in German) in Interactive 3D Virtual Reality in the Media Design program jointly with Peter Graf from the Media Systems program. The piece produced during the workshop, Geometries of Power, a multi-user online collaborative artspace, was presented online during the Fusion02 event between the Bauhaus and the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Winter Quarter 2002 (January - March 2002) 
UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA, San Diego, California, USA. Taught a studio class in virtual reality, a seminar class on artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, and a senior projects class in the Department of Visual Arts.

Spring Quarter 1999
CITY COLLEGE of SAN FRANCISCO, San Francisco, CA, USA. Developed and taught a class in multimedia process and production.

Spring Semester 1994 (January - June 1994) 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Visiting Associate Professor of Design. Developed and taught two classes: Modern Fetishes, Relics and Totems (design theory and studio project) and Do Machines Have Souls? (design theory).

1993
MEDIENLABOR MUENCHEN, Munich, Germany. Taught workshops in video art.

1982-1983
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • Media Lab (Visual Language Workshop): Taught video art workshops.
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering: Teaching Assistant for FORTRAN programming class.



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ART and TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS

2012
Artistic and technical advisor to the CARIBBEAN CULTURAL CENTER - AFRICAN DIASPORA INSTITUTE in Harlem, New York City, for the "Mi Querido Barrio" mobile augmented reality art, culture and history tour. Co-wrote successful grant proposal to win a ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION Cultural Innovation Fund award for the project.

Co-organizer of Manifest.AR ARtSense commission, FACT, Liverpool.
2011
Main curator and organizer for VENICE BIENNIAL 2011 Manifest.AR augmented reality intervention.
2010
Co-founded Manifest.AR, augmented reality artists group.
2009
Co-curated a Munich Video Art Compilation for the Upgrade! Munich.
2007
Virtual Reality (VRML) Workshop at the Ecole Superieure d'Art, Aix en Provence, France.
2005
Founded Upgrade! Munich, monthly meeting of media artists in Munich and member of the international network The Upgrade.
1998 - 1999
BRIGHTLIGHT, San Francisco, CA, USA. Technical writer for Brightlight's anti-spam software (http://www.brightlight.com/).
1994 - 1996
WORLDS, INC., San Francisco, CA, USA. Creative Director and Producer of Starbright World, a multi-user networked virtual reality playspace for seriously ill children, for the Starbright Foundation (Steven Spielberg, chairman.) Defined creative vision of project, managed content team of artists and programmers. Final demo involved kids on stage in New York with Steven Spielberg and General Norman Schwartzkopf, networked together with kids at 4 hospitals around the country.
1992
OMNIBUS JAPAN, Tokyo, Japan: Consulted on user interface for Japanese versions of Side Effects Software's Prism 3D computer graphic animation software.
1991
THINKING MACHINES CORPORATION, Cambridge, MA, USA. Consulted on packaging and industrial design of the Connection Machine CM-5 supercomputer.
1986 - 1991
SOFTLAB GmbH, Munich, Germany. Technical writer and translator for English language documentation for Softlab's CASE products (Computer-Aided Software Engineering.)
1983 - 1985
THINKING MACHINES CORPORATION, Cambridge, MA, USA. Head of Packaging and Industrial Design for the Connection Machines CM-1 and CM-2, the first commercially available massively parallel supercomputers. Co-holder of CM-1 patent for "Method for Interconnecting Processors in Hyper-Dimensional Array." There are Connection Machines in the collections of the COMPUTER MUSEUM, Boston, MA and the Museum of American History, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington DC, USA.
1979 - 1981
HEWLETT-PACKARD, SUNNYVALE, CA, USA. Packaging Design Engineer. Two computer terminal products released to the market.

 

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PUBLICATIONS


2013
My drawings for the Connection Machine CM-1/CM-2 were published in: Obtulowicz, Adam. "Multigraphical membrane systems revisited," Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 7762, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 311-322, 2013
2011
"Cyber-Animism and Augmented Dreams," Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), Istanbul, April 2011.

2010
"Rhetorics of the Interactive 3D Installation ‘Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall’" (with Teresa Reuter), conference proceedings for ICIDS (International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling), Edinburgh, UK. Ruth Aylett et al., eds.:ICIDS LNCS 6432, pp. 129-140, Springer-Verlag, Berlin / Heidelberg.

"The Design of the Connection Machine," The Designed World: Images, Objects, Environments. Richard Buchanan, Dennis Doordan and Victor Margolin, Ed. Berg, New York, pp. 155-166.

2009
Thiel, Tamiko."Where Stones Can Speak: Dramatic Encounters in Interactive 3D Virtual Reality," chapter in the book Third Person: Authoring and Exploring Vast Narratives, ed. Pat Harrigan & Noah Wadrup-Fruin, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.

2007
Thiel, Tamiko. "Life at the Interface of Art and Technology," ON SCREEN, 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, WA., USA. Winter 2007, Vol. 18 No.1, pp. 32-34.

2004
Thiel, Tamiko. "Beyond Manzanar: Creating Dramatic Structure in Ergodic Narratives," Published in the conference proceedings for Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment (TIDSE, now subsumed into the ICIDS conference), Darmstadt, Germany, June 24-26, 2004, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.

2003
Reader: Lab3D and Web3D Art, Kathy Rae Huffman and Melinda Rackham, editors. CORNERHOUSE, Manchester, England, June 2003.

"Beyond Manzanar" (with Zara Houshmand), [Two] Factorial, !Factorial Press, San Diego, CA, 2003

2002
Panelist in The (Re)Structured Screen,online critical forum presented by Eyebeam/New York and The Integrated Media Program at CalArts, California, Nov. 11 - Dec. 13.

"Veiled Fantasies," Site Street Online Journal, Fall 2002

2001
"Dramatic structure in interactive virtual reality," Aedo-ba, Villa Tosca Design Management Center, Milan, Nr. 03/04, Fall 2001 pp. 40-45.

"Beyond Manzanar: Constructing Meaning in Interactive Virtual Reality," COSIGN 2001 Conference Proceedings , Amsterdam, Holland.

Thiel, Tamiko and Houshmand, Zara. "Beyond Manzanar," on front Page of NW Nikkei / North American Post, Vol. 18 No.17, April 21, 2001, pp.1,5.

Thiel, Tamiko and Houshmand, Zara. "Beyond Manzanar," SIGGRAPH 2001 Electronic Art and Animation Catalog and CD-ROM, ACM SIGGRAPH, New York, page 125.

2000
Images from the series Metamorphoses featured on front and back covers of Leonardo Journal , MIT Press, Volume 33 #2, 2000, and on Leonardo's website.

1995
Thiel, Tamiko. "Machine Sapiens," Ylem Newsletter , Vol. 15, No. 6, Nov./Dec. 1995. pp. 5-6.

1994
Thiel, Tamiko. "The Design of the Connection Machine," (Japanese text) InterCommunication Magazine, InterCommunication Center of the NTT, Tokyo, Japan, No. 8, Spring 1994. pp.128-135.

Thiel, Tamiko. "The Design of the Connection Machine," DesignIssues , The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1994. pp. 5-18.

1993
Thiel, Tamiko. "Vijfenzestigduizend Processoren in Twaalf Dimensies," (in Dutch) Computable , Netherlands, 26E Jaargang, Week 22, 4 June 1993, pp. 25, 27.

Thiel, Tamiko. "Machina Cogitans," (text in English and German) Genetic Art - Artificial Life, ARS ELECTRONICA , Linz, Austria. pp. 186-194

1992
"The Connection Machine," AXIS Design Magazine, Number 45, Tokyo, Japan, 1992


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LECTURES

2014
“Experiencing the Invisible - Augmented Reality Art,” Environmental Visions Symposium, Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore.

2013
Manifest:AR Symposium, Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, Washington DC.

2012
“The dramatic and poetic capabilities of virtual and augmented reality,” University of Bedfordshire, Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance, Luton, U.K.

2011
“Virtual and Augmented Reality Artworks,” Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York, USA.

2010
"Rhetorics of the Interactive 3D Installation 'Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall,'” ICIDS 2010 Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Lecture/demo at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India.

 
Lecture/demo at the Rabindra Bharati School of Art, Kolkata (Calcutta), India.

T+T (Tamiko Thiel, Teresa Reuter and Sabe Wunsch) artists' talk (streaming video recording) at Newthinking, Berlin, Germany.

2009
Lecture/demo (with Teresa Reuter) as part of "Erinnerungsorte: Denkmal und Gedenken" ("Places of Remembrance: Memorials and Remembrance", at the Chair for Historic Preservation and Design, Technical University Dresden, Germany, 23 June 2009.

"I viaggi di Mariko Horo," artist's talk at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, as part of the transnational literary festival Incroci di Civilta', Venice, Italy, May 20.

Artist's talk on "Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall," at the Goethe-Institut Boston as part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival, Boston, USA.

Artist's talk on "Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall" for the Upgrade! Munich, held at the Chair for Urbanism, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany, January 22.

2008
"Background and History of the Berlin Wall," speech for the US premiere of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall, November 7.
"Tour Through 'Virtuelle Mauer'," artist's talk, November 18. Both at 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, USA.

"Introduction to the 'Virtuelle Mauer'," speech (together with Teresa Reuter) for the world premiere of Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall, at the Museum for Communication, Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2008.

2007
"Mariko Horo: The Art of Tamiko Thiel," artist's talk, Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, USA. Held in conjunction with the exhibit "Japan Envisions the West: 16th-19th Century Japanese Art from Kobe City Museum" at the Seattle Art Museum and the solo show of The Travels of Mariko Horo at 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, USA.

"Virtual Reality Projects," artist's talk, KHOJ International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India.
2006
"Creating the Unknown World: Limits and freedom of the imagination," ISEA2006/ZeroOne San Jose Festival, San Jose, USA.

Participant in the Pacific Rim New Media Summit organized by the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University and and Leonardo/ISAST, ISEA2006/ZeroOne San Jose Festival, San Jose, USA.

2005
"Virtual Memorials? Interactive Media and the Structures of Commemoration," roundtable discussion as part of the BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL / GOETHE-INSTITUT, Boston, MA.

"The Travels of Mariko Horo," Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.

"Lehrkonzept für Bildnerisches Gestalten in der Architektur," Fach Architektur, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT, Munich, Germany.

2004
"Re-Constructing the Berlin Wall: The virtual experience of an urban fact and symbol," Center for European Studies (CES), HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA, USA.

"Caught in the Loop: Media Hysteria in Times of Crisis," Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.

"A General Theory of Dramatic Structure for Interactive 3D Environments," Guest lecture in the class "Interactive Cinema," Glorianna Davenport, Media Lab, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.

"Virtual Reality as Interactive Cultural Experience," Guest lecture in the class "Visualizing Cultures," Profs. John Dower and Shigeru Miyagawa, School of Humanities, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.

"Virtual Reality as Interactive Cultural Experience," Guest lecture in the class "Humanities Go Digital," Kurt Fendt, School of Humanities. MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.

"Finding Form for an Electronic Brain: the Connection Machines CM-1/CM-2," Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, USA.

2003
"Slowness in Cultural Pluralism," panel discussion, Kyoto Biennale, KYOTO ART CENTER, Kyoto, Japan.

"Games, Worlds and New Narratives," Panel Discussion, Lab3D, CORNERHOUSE, Manchester, England.

"Evocative Structure and Social Content in Virtual Reality," University of Salford, Manchester, England.

"Evocative Structure and Social Content in Virtual Reality," Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), Massachusetts Institute of Technologie (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA.

"Arbeiten mit Kunst und Technologie," Akademie der Bildende Künste, Munich, Germany

"NextArt: Provocations" Panel Discussion, FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL, Maitland, Florida, USA.

"Lehrkonzept für Szenografie mit Neuen Medien," Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Babelsberg, Germany.

2002
"Creating Dramatic Structure in Interactive 3D Virtual Reality," Interactive Media Division, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles, CA, USA.

"Creating Beyond Manzanar," (with Zara Houshmand.) Event to celebrate the opening of Beyond Manzanar in the "Highlights of the Permanent Collection" show at the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. Event co-hosted by ZeroOne: The Art and Technology Network.

"Arbeiten mit Kunst und Technologie," Bauhaus-University, Weimar, Germany

"Creating Dramatic Structure in Virtual Reality," New York University, New York, NY, USA.

"World-building in VRML," Univ. of CA at Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA.

"Deep Content in PC-based Virtual Reality," Univ. of CA at Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Media Arts, CA, USA.

"Deep Content in PC-based Virtual Reality," Pomona College, Pomona, CA, USA.

"Crossing cultures in Virtual Reality," curators talk at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Los Angeles, CA, USA.

"Beyond Manzanar," Center for Research on Computers in the Arts (CRCA), Univ. of CA at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.

2001
"Dramaturgie fuer Interaktive VR", (in German) Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany.

Panel discussion on the Japanese-American Internment, together with Dr. Frank Kitamoto of the Bainbridge Island Nikkeikai, Cherry Blossom Festival, Seattle, WA, USA.

"Entstehungsgeschichte: Beyond Manzanar", (in German) Fachhochschule Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany.

"Beyond Manzanar und die Leitkulturdiscussion," artist's talk (in German) at the Lothringerstrasse 13 / LADEN Gallery, Munich, Germany

2000
"New Media de Kanjo wo Furitsukeru", (in Japanese) Sapporo School of the Arts, Sapporo, Japan.

1999
"Beyond Manzanar - Work in progress" (in Japanese), International Academy of the Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Ogaki City, Japan.

"Fantasies and Other Realities", Viper Media Art Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland.

"Virtual Worlds", Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA.

1998
"Virtually Paradise: Virtual Spaces as Refuge," Out of the Box Summit on Interactivity, BANFF CENTRE for the ARTS, Banff, Canada.

"Digital Butoh", Digital Art Pavilion, PALO ALTO FESTIVAL of the ARTS, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

1997
"Personal Fantasies and Public Realities" CHIK TEK 97: Women Artists Defining Technology, held by the CADRE Institute at the San Jose Art Museum, San Jose, CA.

"Virtual Environments and Healing" AVATARS 97, San Francisco, CA, USA.

"Virtuelle Koerper; Virtuelle Welten" (in German), TECHNO-Z FACHHOCHSCHULE, Salzburg, Austria.

"Virtuelle Koerper; Virtuelle Welten" (in German), DOLL.MONSTER.DEATH.: Cultural Transformation Processes of Bio- and Information Technologies," Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria.

1994
"Calculating Clock to Connection Machine: The Changing Image of Computers," Museum of American History, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington DC, USA.

"Machine as Mirror, Machine as Model," IDEO, San Francisco, CA, USA.

1993
"Symposium on Media Arts Criticism," MEDIENLABOR MUENCHEN, Munich, Germany.

"Roboter, Animaten und kuenstliche Lebewesen," Genetic Art - Artificial Life, ARS ELECTRONICA 93, Linz, Austria.


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BIOGRAPHY

Tamiko Thiel is a visual artist exploring the interplay of place, space, the body and cultural identity. She expresses herself in a variety of media including digital prints, videos, interactive 3d virtual worlds and augmented reality.

Education:

She received her B.S. in 1979 from Stanford University in Product Design Engineering with a focus on human factors design. Her M.S. was in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied human-machine design at the Biomechanics Lab and computer graphics at the precursors to the Media Lab. She then studied studio art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, where she received a Diploma in Applied Graphics in 1991, specializing in video installation art.

Artwork, Exhibitions, Reviews:

Her first work in interactive 3D virtual reality was as creative director and producer of Starbright World (1996), an award-winning multi-user 3D online virtual playspace for seriously ill children done in collaboration with film director and Starbright Foundation chairman Steven Spielberg.

Her interactive 3D installation Beyond Manzanar (2000), reflecting on scapegoating of minorities in times of crisis, is in the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Art in Silicon Valley, California, USA. This work is discussed in Whitney Museum media art curator Christiane Paul’s reference book Digital Art (Thames and Hudson World of Art series), and Boston University Professor Matthew Smith’s book The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace. Matthew Smith also published a monograph on Thiel’s work, "Liquid Walls: The Digital Art of Tamiko Thiel," in the Performing Arts Journal (PAJ).

Her interactive 3D installation The Travels of Mariko Horo (2006) draws on Dante, Byzantine and Buddhist imagery to create a reverse Marco Polo fantasy of the exotic West seen from a Buddhist viewpoint. It premiered in 2006 at the first 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, Silicon Valley, USA (curator Steve Dietz), and has since been shown in venues such as Siggraph, the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence, Italy and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy. This work is discussed by Marcela Quiroz Luna, Curatorial Director of Art San Diego, in the article "Orientalism, Occidentalism and other myths of origin" in the Fahrenheit Contemporary Art Magazine. In 2006 she received a prize from the City of Munich, curated by Bettina Wagner-Bergelt (vice director, Bavarian State Ballet) and Dr. Stefan Urbaschek (curator, Sammlung Goetz), to commission a dance piece using The Travels of Mariko Horo as a realtime stage set: “In the Land of Babari-an” premiered at the Dance2006 Festival in Munich.

In 2007 she was awarded a major grant from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin Capital City Cultural Funds) to create an interactive 3D installation on the Berlin Wall, Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall. This artwork won the IBM Innovation Award for Artistic Creation in Art and Technology at the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival. It was shown extensively in 2009 for the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall in Europe, including the Berlin City Museum in Germany and LABoral Centro de Arte in Spain (curators Steve Dietz and Christiane Paul). It was sent on tour by the Goethe-Institut in the USA and India; the US tour included a special event at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and an opening speech by German Ambassador Dr. Klaus Scharioth (solo show, American University Museum,Washington D.C.).

A founding member of the cyberartist group Manifest.AR, she participated in the pathbreaking augmented reality exhibit “We AR in MoMA,” an uninvited guerilla takeover of MoMA New York. Videos of Thiel’s “Art Critic Face Matrix” were featured in articles in the New York Times and on WNYC (National Public Radio). In 2011 she led the Manifest.AR Venice Biennial AR Intervention, placing her work series "Shades of Absence," on censorship in the visual arts, in the Venice Giardini and in the German National Pavilion (which won the Golden Lion Award for best national pavilion). This led to an invitation to participate in the ISEA2011 exhibition UNCONTAINABLE, an official parallel program of the Istanbul Biennial, where she placed her artwork series "Captured Images" into the main biennial exhibition.

Awards:

In 1998 she won a grant from WIRED Magazine to research "Beyond Manzanar" and in 1999 created the artwork during as artist in residence at the IAMAS media art academy in Gifu, Japan. In 2003 she was a Japan Foundation Fellow in residence at the Kyoto Art Center, Japan to research "The Travels of Mariko Horo," and in 2004 produced the artwork as a Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, M.I.T. In 2006 she received a prize from the City of Munich, curated by Bettina Wagner-Bergelt and Dr. Stephan Urbaschek, to develop and exhibit a work using "The Travels of Mariko Horo" as a realtime stage set for a specially commissioned dance performance. This work, "In the Land of Babari-an," premiered at the Dance 2006 Festival of Contemporary Dance in Munich. In 2007 she was awarded a prize from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin Capital City Cultural Fund) to research and create her virtual reality installation Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall; in 2009 this work won the IBM Innovation Award for artistic creation in art and technology. For 2011/2012 she is Goethe-Institut Artist in Residence in Second Life, for which she has staged two performative events. In 2012 the media art center FACT in Liverpool awarded her cyberartist group Manifest.AR a commission to develop an augmented reality system using bio-sensing for the ARtSense museum and research laboratory consortium.

Teaching & Lecturing:


She has taught and lectured internationally at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, the MIT Media Lab, Harvard Center for European Studies, the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany, University of California/San Diego, the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television and the School of Film and Television in Babelsberg, Germany. In winter semester 2011-2012 she was Visiting Professor for Technologies of Non-linear Dramaturgies at the Berlin University of the Arts, Institute of Time-Based Media.