Professor and Chair
Nanyang Technological University
Vibeke Sorensen is Professor and Chair of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. An artist and professor working in film, video, digital multimedia and animation, interactive architectural installation, and networked visual music performance, her work in experimental new media spans more than four decades and has been published and exhibited worldwide, including in books, galleries, museums, conferences, performances, film festivals, on cable and broadcast television, and the internet. She has a background in architecture and historic preservation, including in Copenhagen, Denmark and Albany, New York where she worked on the preservation of houses from the 16th and 19th centuries, respectively. From 1984-94, she was Founding Director of the Computer Animation Laboratory in the School of Film and Video at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and from 1994-2005 she was Professor and Founding Chair of the Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA) in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is a 2001 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Film/Video/Multimedia. In 2007 she was the Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Art Gallery: Global Eyes. She has a long history of interdisciplinary and multicultural collaborations, art-culture-science and art-culture-engineering interactions, including the development of new media technologies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Princeton University, the University of Southern California, the University of California, San Diego/San Diego Supercomputer Center, the Neurosciences Institute of La Jolla, and the California Institute of Technology. Her most recent work in large scale interactive global visual music installation, Illuminations, employs biofeedback, and physical and ubiquitous computing. Please see http://vibeke.info for more information.