Location: Upper East Side
Scott Snibbe is a media artist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur.Whether on mobile devices or in public spaces, his work spurs people to participate socially, emotionally, and physically. His creations are strongly influenced by cinema: particularly animation and surrealist film; and often mix live and filmed performances with real-time interaction. Snibbe’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) and The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and has been shown in a solo retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. His large-scale interactive projects have been incorporated into concert tours, Olympics, science muse-ums, airports, and other major public spaces and events.Snibbe has received grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, Renew Media, the Rockefeller Founda-tion, the Ford Foundation, Prix Ars Electronica, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the founder of three organizations: Snibbe Interactive (interactive exhibits and events); Scott Snibbe Studio, (apps for mobile devices); and Sona Research (educational and cultural research).He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Fine Art, and a Master’s in Computer Science from Brown University. Snibbe studied experimental animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught media art and experimental film at Brown University, The San Francisco Art Institute, the California Institute of the Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design, and U.C. Berkeley. Snibbe began his career at Adobe Systems, where he helped to create the special effects software After Effects. Snibbe also worked at Interval Research, performing basic research in haptics, computer vision, and interactive cinema. As a researcher, Snibbe has published numerous articles and academic papers, and is an inventor on over twenty patents.