Bonnie Mitchell

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Bonnie Mitchell is a Professor at Bowling Green State University in Digital Arts, in Ohio, USA. Her creative scholarship includes electronic interactive installation, experimental animation, environmental data visualization, net-art and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Ms. Mitchell’s artworks explore spatial and experiential relationships to our physical, social, cultural and psychological environment through interaction. Many of these installations explore the concept of presence and psychological states using computer graphics, sensors, projections, 3D particle systems, dynamics, and code. The installations often employ elements such as semi-transparent scrims, tree limbs, moss, mirrors, hundreds of fluorescent light bulbs and thousands of strands of yarn. Her experimental animations are often produced in collaboration with world renowned electroacoustic composer, Elainie Lillios. Mitchell's past work included a series of collaborative world-wide Internet art projects. Early in 1992, using FTP and email, she organized the ChainArt Project which involved over 130 people from 15 different countries. In 1994, she coordinated the Digital Journey project; 1995 the Diversive Paths project, and also in 1995 she organized the ChainReaction project which premiered at SIGGRAPH 95 and ISEA 95. ChainReaction currently has over 350 images and over 140 participants in 16 countries. As Worlds Collide focused on the integration of 2D and 3D imagery in a time-based environment and invited participants from around the world to submit images which automatically were converted to Quicktime VR artistic worlds. Mitchell’s works have been screened or shown at numerous festivals, conferences and exhibitions around the world and have won international awards.

Bonnie Mitchell also co-directs the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art and International Symposium on Electronic Art’s Archives. She has also curated numerous international exhibitions including the SIGGRAPH2006 Art Show, GRAPHITE 2006 & 2007 and more. She currently serves on the SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community and History Committee, the ISEA International Advisory Committee.

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