The Shiver of Affection: Animating, Organum StyleApril 26, 2004, 12:00 pm »
Born in Switzerland in 1967, Greg Niemeyer studied Classics and Photography. He started working with new media when he arrived in the Bay Area in 1992 and he received his MFA from Stanford University in New Media in 1996. At the same time, he founded the Stanford University Digital Art Center, which he directed until 2001, when he was appointed at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor for New Media. At UC Berkeley, he is involved in the development of a major Center for New Media focusing on the critical analysis of the impact of new media on human experiences.
His creative work focuses on the mediation between humans as individuals and humans as a collective through technological means, and emphasizes playful responses to technology. Notable projects were Gravity (Cooper Union, NYC, 1997), PING (SFMOMA, 2001), Oxygen Flute (SJMA, 2002) and Organum (Pacific Film Archive, 2003): All these projects are collaborations, most often with composer Chris Chafe. Current projects include Organum: The Game, Whispering Walls (Zurich, Switzerland) and PING DISCO (Paris, La Villette Numerique 2004).
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