Zoom Meeting with Professor Michael Naimark 

Thursday 28 January, 2021 

2pm GMT!– Join Zoom  

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Michael is a career independent working with academia, corporations, and non profits in the areas of immersive and emerging media, often around “place  representation” and its consequences. He is also interested in the dynamics  between art and invention. 

He enjoys (and has somehow survived) making stuff early, so far including in the  areas of projection mapping, Street View, realworld VR, and camera zapping. He’s a  long-time advisor to ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax’s Global Jukebox Project and he  geeks out on cameras. Currently he is visiting faculty at NYU Shanghai where he  teaches VR/AR Fundamentals, and where for the past three years he has run a  project called Telewindow, investigating better teleconferencing both large and small. 

Naimark has been awarded 16 patents relating to cameras, display, haptics, and live,  and his work has been seen in over 300 art exhibitions, film festivals, and  presentations around the world. He was the 2002 recipient of the World Technology  Award for the Arts.[1]

Since 2009, Naimark has served as faculty at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications  Program, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and the MIT Media Lab. 

In 2015, Naimark was appointed Google’s first-ever “resident artist” in their new VR  division.. 

Michael Naimark helped found a number of prominent research labs including  the MIT Media Laboratory (1980), the Atari Research Lab (1982),[4] the Apple  Multimedia Lab (1987), Lucasfilm Interactive (1989), and Interval Research  Corporation (1992).[5][6] At MIT, Naimark helped put together the Aspen Movie  Map,[7] a hypermedia project. 

Michael’s artwork is included in the permanent collections of the American Museum  of the Moving Image in New York, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and the ZKM |  Center for Arts and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. His large-scale installations  include projected living rooms spray painted white and stereo-panoramic rooms with  rotating floors.[8]

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