Aaron Koblin

Aaron Koblin (b. 1982) is an artist and designer specializing in data and digital technologies. His work uses raw, aggregated, and community-generated data to tell visual stories that reflect on the relationship between humans and technology. Koblin’s projects have been shown at international festivals including TED, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, Ars Electronica, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and more. He received the 2014 National Design Award for Interaction Design and the National Science Foundation’s first place award for science visualization. One of Koblin’s music video collaborations won an Emmy for Original Interactive Program, while two other music video collaborations have been nominated for Grammies. His work is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), and the Centre Pompidou. He received his MFA in Design|Media Arts from UCLA. In 2010, Koblin was the Abramowitz Artist in Residence at MIT. As of 2008, he leads the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab.
National Design Awards Winner, Interaction Design 2014

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