Dan Sandin


Dan Sandin is a media inventor, artist and educator.Is Professor Emeritus of the School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Co-director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Among his main technical achievements are the Sandin Analog Image Processor (IP) in 1973 and along with Carolina Cruz-Neira, and Tom DeFanti he invented a multi-person, room-sized, high-resolution 3D video and audio environment in 1991named the CAVE-Automatic Virtual Enviroment . His work has been exhibited in Ars Electronica Center, International Society of Electronic Artists, The Total Museum, Siggraph, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago among others. Have fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

2007 Won the Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Visualization & Graphics Technical Committee (together with Carolina Cruz-Neira and Thomas DeFanti)
2002 Received the Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship
2000 Was appointed "Inventor of the Year" by the University of Illinois
1991 Created a VR Theatre entitled "The CAVE" (together with Carolina Cruz-Neira and Thomas DeFanti)
1981 Received the Rockefeller Foundation Video Fellowship
1978 Earned the Guggenheim Fellowships
1971 - 1973 Developed the Image Processor (IP)
1969 Became a Fellow at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, Chicago
1967 MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
1964 BS from Shimer College, Illinois
Director / Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)
Adjunct Professor
Born in Rockford, Illinois
Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Chicago (formerly Professor at the School of Art & Design)
Emeritus at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (formerly Co-Director)
Exhibitions & Events
  • Sandin, Dan. »EVL: Alive on the Grid.« In Ars Electronica 2001: TAKEOVER - Who´s doing the art of tomorrow? / Wer macht die Kunst von morgen?, edited by Gerfried Stocker and Christine SchöpfWien, New York: Springer Verlag, 2001.
  • Grau, Oliver. »New Images from Life.« In Art Inquiry. Recherches sur les Arts, edited by Ryszard KluszinskyVol.II (XI). , 7-25. Lodz: Grotesk, 2001.