Shawn Lawson

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Shawn Lawson is a media artist and programmer examining the phenomena of interaction and experience. Lawson's installations perform real-time animation and video compositing by tracking human presence and motion. Unique encounters are generated for each participant. His works have been exhibited at ACM Siggraph, IEEE Procams, ACM Multimedia, Graphite, Immedia, Chelsea Art Museum, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Albany Institute of History and Art, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Art Interactive Gallery, Flatfile Galleries, Dean Jensen Gallery, and more. Internationally Lawson's artwork has toured to Portugal, Brazil, Turkey, and Malaysia. He is published in the Media in Transition 5, ACM Siggraph 2006 Sketches, and ACM MultiMedia 2004 proceedings. In addition to his own work, Lawson's collaborative, Crudeoils, is represented by Dean Jensen Gallery in Milwaukee, WI and Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, IL. Lawson studied fine arts at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and …cole Nationale Supèrieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He received his MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, an Artist in Residence in the Virtual Reality Research group Stage3 at Carnegie Mellon University, and an intern at Walt Disney Imagineering with the DisneyQuest project. Shawn Lawson is an Assistant Professor of Integrated Electronic Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.