- Art Papers Jury
University of Plymouth, U.K.
Julieta Aguilera studied design at the Architecture School of the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. She holds an MFA in graphic design from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA in electronic visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. For the past decade she has worked as the Associate Director of the Space Visualization Laboratory at the Adler Planetarium and as faculty at Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.
Assistant Professor, Electronic Visualization Lab
University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.
Angus Forbes leads the Creative Coding Research Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an Assistant Professor in the Electronic Visualization Lab within the Department of Computer Science and also has a courtesy appointment in the School of Art and Art History. Forbes's research investigates multidisciplinary topics related to the fields of information visualization, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction; his artwork, performances, and multimedia installations have been shown throughout the world.
Professor, Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University, Australia
Jon McCormack is an Australia-based artist and researcher in computing. He is currently full Professor of Computer Science and director of sensiLab at Monash University in Melbourne. His research interests include generative art, design and music, evolutionary systems, computer creativity, visualization, virtual reality, interaction design, physical computing, machine learning, L-systems, and developmental models.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science, Department of Computer Science
Mount Holyoke College, U.S.A.
Eitan Mendelowitz's work is situated at the intersection of computer science and the arts. Mendelowitz creates data-driven interactive media art, real-time media for performance, and public art installations. His transdisciplinary practice blends performance, installation, and generative literature, with embodied interaction, physical interfaces, sensing, data science, and artificial intelligence. Mendelowitz has contributed to permanent architectural-scale public artworks and is currently working on the Global Proverbs Project, an aesthetically motivated digital humanities research initiative.
Senior Researcher, HCI Lead
Magic Leap, Inc., U.S.A.
Savannah Niles is a senior researcher at Magic Leap where she leads the Human Computer Interaction group within the User Experience team. She graduated in 2015 from the Viral Spaces group at the MIT Media Lab and has designed interactive experiences for Samsung, Twitter, Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development, and Bloomberg. Her expertise and interests center on technologies that live quietly and meaningfully between the solid world and a softer one.
Chair, Art Department
Associate Professor, Digital Arts & New Media
Executive Director, OpenLab
University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
Jennifer Parker is Associate Professor in and Chair of the Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Parker is the founding Director of UCSC OpenLab Research Center and serves as principal faculty for the Digital Arts & New Media (DANM) MFA program where she directed the Mechatronics collaborative research cohort from 2009–2015, developing research projects that combine art, design, science, and technology. She is the recipient of several grants, awards, and fellowships, including Artworks NEA, Art Matters, the New Forms Regional Grant administered by the Inter-Arts Program of the NEA, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship.
SIGGRAPH 2017 Art Papers Chair
Director, xREZ Art + Science Lab
University of North Texas, U.S.A.
Hisham Bedri, MIT Media Lab
Jeff Burke, University of California Los Angeles, UCLA REMAP
Blanka Domagalska, Otis College of Art and Design
Vince Dziekan, Monash University
Angela Ellsworth, Arizona State University
Esteban García Bravo, Purdue University
Toby Gifford, Monash University
Yoon Chung Han, California State University, Fullerton
Haru (Hyunkyung) Ji, Sogang University
Jennifer Kanary, Plymouth University, roomforthoughts
Dmitry Kmelnitsky, Loyola Marymount University
Hye Yeon Nam, Louisiana State University
Mitchell Polin, Trinity College
Karen Stolzenberg, Magic Leap, Inc., Harvard Graduate School of Design
Timothy M. Stutts, Magic Leap, Inc.
Daria Tsoupikova, University of Illinois at Chicago
Graham Wakefield, York University [End Page 356]