Digital Media Artist Sharon Daniel
February 11-12, 2016
Sharon Daniel - digital media artist
Digital media artist Sharon Daniel is part of the SVAD Visiting Artist Series for 2015-2016. While on campus she will work with students in advanced documentary media coursework and present a public lecture on her work. Students who produce work at the intersection of digital media and installation, and those with a strong commitment to social and political engagement through media and art, will have the opportunity to work with Daniel during her visit. Daniel’s visit is co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program and the Center for Digital Humanities.
Daniel’s works have been shown in museums and festivals such as WRO media art biennial 2011 (Poland), Artefact 2010 (Belgium), Transmediale 08 (Germany), the ISEA/ZeroOne festival (2006 and 2010), the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival DEAF03 (Netherlands), Ars Electronica (Austria), the Lincoln Center Festival (NY/USA), the Corcoran Biennial (Washington DC) and the University of Paris I (France). Her essays have been published in books including Context Providers (Intellect Press 2011), Database Aesthetics (Minnesota University Press 2007) and the Sarai Reader05 as well as in professional journals such as Cinema Journal, Leonardo and Springerin. Daniel was awarded the prestigious Rockefeller/Tribeca Film Festival New Media Fellowship in 2009 and honored by the Webby Awards in 2008. She is a Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department and the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she teaches classes in digital media theory and practice.