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Michael Naimark
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Michael Naimark is a media artist and researcher who often explores "place representation" and its impact on culture. He has served as faculty in the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Interactive Media Division (2004-09), the NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Interactive Telecommunications Program (2009-current), and the MIT Media Lab (2011-current); and the Board of Directors of ZERO1 San Jose, the Editorial Board of Leonardo, and the Scientific Council of the Boltzmann Institute for Media Arts Research in Linz; and has been a member of the Society for Visual Anthropology since 1984. (

2011-present: Partner, “,” a USC-initiatedstartup around spontaneous mobile webcasting, New York
2011: Consultant, “My3D” consumer stereoscopic viewer, Hasbro, Inc., Pawtucket, RI
2010: Consultant, “Movie Tagger”, a USC-initiated crowd-sourced movie annotation project, Related Content Database Inc., San Francisco
2009: Project Director, “80+1: A Journey Around the World”, an EU Culture Capital project produced by Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2004-2009: Interactive Media Division, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
2006 Research Associate Professor Interactive Media Division, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
2004 - 2006 Visiting Associate Professor Interactive Media Division, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
2002 World Technology Award for the Arts, New York
2002 Rockefeller Foundation Creativity and Culture grant, New York
2001 - 2004 Media Artist and Researcher (self-employed) / majoyclients are: Leonardo/ISAST and the Rockefeller Foundation, New York and IAMAS, Gifu, Japan
2001 - 2002 Residency, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Gifu, Japan
1993 Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada / "Art and Virtual Environments"
1992 - 2001 Member of the Research Staff, Interval Research Corporation, Palo Alto
1991 Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada / Bioapparatus
1990 Residency, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
1990 Residency, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
1989 - 1990 teaches at San Francisco Art Institute / New Genres Department
1986 - 1987 teaches at the School of Creative Arts, San Francisco State University
1986 - 1986 teaches at the School of Film/Video, California Institute of the Arts
1981 - 1982 teaches at the School of Creative Arts, San Francisco State University
1980 - 1992 Media Artist and Researcher (self-employed) / major clientsinclude: MIT Media Lab, AppleMultimedia Lab and Human Interface Group, Lucasfilm Ltd., Atari Research Lab
1979 - 1980 Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT (environmental art)
1979 M.S. Visual Studies and Environmental Art at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston
1974 B.S. Cybernetic Systems at the University of Michigan

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Publications & References
Paul, Christiane. Digital Art. World of Art Series, New York: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2008.
Wagner, Kirsten. »Die Aspen Movie Map.« Paragrana. Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie 13 (2004): 43-47.
Grau, Oliver. Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Grau, Oliver. »Das Sedanpanorama: Einübung soldatischen Gehorsams im Staatsbild durch Präsenz.« In Medien der Präsenz. Museum, Bildung und Wissenschaft im 19. Jahrhundert, edited by Jürgen et. al. Fohrmann, 143-169. Köln: DuMont, 2001.
Naimark, Michael. »VR Webcams: Time Artifacts as Positive Features.« In ISEA 2002 Proceedings, edited by . Nagoya, Japan: 2002.
Naimark, Michael. »First Word Art/Last Word Art.« FineArtForum 15, no. 8 (August 2001).
Naimark, Michael. »Where are the Anthropologists?.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 9, no. 1 (January 2001).
Naimark, Michael. »Field Recording Techniques for Virtual Reality Applications.« In VSMM´98 Proceedings, edited by . Gifu: 1998.
Naimark, Michael. »A 3D Moviemap and a 3D Panorama.« In SPIE Proceedings, edited by SPIE 3012, . San Jose, CAL: 1997.
Naimark, Michael. »Art ("and" or "versus") Technology Some Personal Observations.« In Art@Science, edited by Sommerer. Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. New York, Wien: Springer, 1997.
Naimark, Michael. »Field Recording Studies.« In Immersed in Technology: Art and Virtual Environments, edited by Mary Anne Moser and Douglas MacLeod. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996.
Moser, Mary Anne and Douglas MacLeod, ed. Immersed in Technology: Art and Virtual Environments. Leonardo Book Series, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1996.
Naimark, Michael. »Interactive Art and the Myth of Everything-ness.« In Ars Electronica 1994: Intelligente Ambiente / Intelligent Environment, edited by Karl Gerbel and Peter Weibel. Wien: PVS Verleger, 1994.
Naimark, Michael. »VBK - A Moviemap of Karlsruhe.« In Tomorrow´s Realities catalogue, SIGGRAPH, edited by . Las Vegas: 1991.
Naimark, Michael. »Moviemap Basics.« In Multimediale 2, edited by . Karlsruhe, DE: 1991.