Thursday 28 January, 2021
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Meeting ID: 847 919 6470
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.
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), the Apple Multimedia Lab (1987), Lucasfilm Interactive (1989), and Interval Research Corporation (1992). At MIT, Naimark helped put together the Aspen Movie Map, 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.