Evolution of Fish


  • Tamiko Thiel






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Author Biography

Tamiko Thiel

Tamiko Thiel was awarded the 2018 iX Immersive Media “Visionary Pioneer” prize by the Society for Art and Technology Montreal for 30+ years of creating poetic objects and spaces of memory exploring social and cultural issues. In the early/mid 1980s she was lead product designer for the Connection Machine CM1/CM2 artificial intelligence supercomputer, in 1989 the fastest computer on earth and now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art New York. Her first virtual reality work, “Starbright World” (1994-1997), was in collaboration with Steven Spielberg. Her interactive virtual reality projection "Beyond Manzanar" (2000) is in the collection of the San Jose Museum of Art in Silicon Valley. In 2017 she was GoogleVR Tilt Brush Artist in Residence, creating her award winning VR artwork “Land of Cloud.” Thiel is founding member of augmented reality (AR) group Manifest.AR, participating in their path-breaking AR intervention at MoMA NY in 2010, and curator/organizer of their intervention at the 2011 Venice Biennial. In 2016 the Seattle Art Museum commissioned her AR installation "Gardens of the Anthropocene" and in 2018 the Whitney Museum commissioned her plastic waste coral reef AR installation “Unexpected Growth” (with /p), which is entering the collection.