Karl Sims


Karl Sims studied computer graphics at the MIT Media Lab and Life Sciences as an undergraduate at MIT. He currently leads GenArts, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which creates special effects software for the motion picture industry.

1998 - 2002 MacArthur Fellowship / John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation
1998 Award for Video Math, Berlin / for "Evolved Virtual Creatures"
1997 Creativity Award, Interactive Media Festival / for "Genetic Images"
1993 pecial Prize of the Jury, Imagina, Monte Carlo / for "Liquid Selves"
1993 International Competition Prize Winner, 6th Berlin Video Festival / for "Liquid Selves"
1992 Grand Prize, Golden Nica, ARS Electronica, Linz / Animation Award, for both "Primordial Dance" and "Liquid Selves"
1992 First Prize for Art, Images du Futur, 6th International Computer Animation Competition, Montreal / for "Primordial Dance"
1991 Grand Prize, Golden Nica, ARS-Electronica, Linz / Animation Award for "Panspermia"
1990 Final piece (Best in show), Siggraph Film and Video show / for "Panspermia"
1986 - 1987 Study Graphik and Animation at the Medialab of the M.I.T., Bo / M.S. of Visual Studie
1985 Work at the Thinking Machines Corporation
- 1984 Study Life Sciences at the M.I.T., Boston
leads GenArts Inc., Cambridge Ma. / special effects software for the motion picture industry
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