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Aaron Sherwood

Aaron Sherwood

is an interactive media artist exploring cause and effect through the mediums of sound and light. This takes the form of large scale multi-sensory installations, sound sculptures, and performance. Working at the intersection of art, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, and music, he seeks patterns of emergence in seemingly chaotic systems. People are often placed in the center of these systems, positioned inbetween micro and macro worlds. People are not mere spectators, but directly influence the complex systems Sherwood creates, enabling the systems to come alive.

His work has been shown at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Cameron Arts Museum, Federation Square (Australia), Telfair Museums, Google, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Future of Storytelling conference, Scopitone Festival (France), Burning Man Arts Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art (Portugal), Festival of Curiosity (Ireland), Currents New Media Festival, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and many more.

In 2011, along with Kiori Kawai, he founded Purring Tiger, a non-profit, multi-cultural, multimedia, experimental performance group dedicated to bringing people together in the context of art, in a subtext of wonder.

Currently he is Head of Interactive Media and an Assistant Arts Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi.

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