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Aaron Koblin

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Digital Art

Aaron Koblin


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January 14, 1982 (age 42) (
Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Notable work
Flight Patterns, The Sheep Market, Ten Thousand Cents, Bicycle Built For Two Thousand, The Wilderness Downtown, The Johnny Cash Project, eCloud, Unnumbered Sparks

This Exquisite Forest, Just A Reflektor

University of California, Santa Cruz, University of California, Los Angeles

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program, Clio Award for Interactive

Grammy Award for Best Music Video

Similar People
Chris Milk, Johnny Cash, Vincent Morisset, Rick Rubin, Rosanne Cash


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Aaron Koblin (born January 14, 1982) is an American digital media artist and entrepreneur best known for his innovative use of data visualization and his pioneering work in crowdsourcing, virtual reality, and interactive film. He is Co-Founder and CTO of virtual reality company Within (Virtual Reality) (formerly Vrse) along with Chris Milk. Formerly he created and lead the Data Arts Team at Google in San Francisco, California from 2008 to 2015.


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Koblin's artworks are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Centre Georges Pompidou. He has presented at TED, and The World Economic Forum, and his work has been shown at international festivals including Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, and the Japan Media Arts Festival. In 2006, his Flight Patterns project received the National Science Foundation's first place award for science visualization. In 2009, he was named to Creativity Magazine's Creativity 50, in 2010 he was one of Esquire Magazine's Best and Brightest and Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, and in 2011 was one of Forbes magazine's 30 under 30. Koblin was an Eyebeam exhibiting artist.

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Koblin is a graduate of UCLA's Design | Media Arts MFA program, and sits on the board of the non-profit Gray Area Foundation For The Arts GAFFTA in San Francisco. He was the Abramowitz Artist in Residence at MIT in 2010 and the Annenberg Innovator in residence at USC in 2013.

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In 2014, Koblin was awarded the National Design Award for Interactive Design.

Aaron Koblin Flight Patterns

Aaron koblin artfully visualizing our humanity

Data Visualization

  • Flight Patterns
  • New York Talk Exchange
  • Amsterdam SMS
  • Crowdsourcing

  • The Sheep Market
  • Ten Thousand Cents
  • Bicycle Built for Two Thousand
  • The Johnny Cash Project, a music video for Johnny Cash
  • This Exquisite Forest, displayed 2012–2013 at Tate Modern
  • The Single Lane Superhighway, An experiment in communal creativity.
  • Interactive / Digital Music Videos

  • Radiohead's House of Cards music video with James Frost
  • The Wilderness Downtown, for Arcade Fire's We Used to Wait
  • Three Dreams of Black, for "Black" on Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi's album Rome
  • The Johnny Cash Project
  • Sculptures / Installations

  • Unnumbered Sparks
  • eCloud'
  • References

    Aaron Koblin Wikipedia

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