Film Mentors: Digital Media - Aaron Koblin
Aaron Koblin is an interaction designer known for pioneering new interfaces in crowdsourcing and data visualization. His work explores the changing relationship between humans and the data they create. Notable projects include commissioning 10,000 people to draw a sheep, a 120-foot sculpture visualizing global weather, a website for animators to draw infinite, ever-evolving stories, and data-driven music videos for Radiohead and Arcade Fire. In 2010, he co-created the first crowdsourced music video, The Johnny Cash Project. Koblin leads the Data Arts Team at Google, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the V&A, and the Centre Pompidou. His work has received numerous accolades, including awards from the National Science Foundation and multiple Grammy nominations. He was artist in residence at MIT and lectures frequently, including speaking at TED and Davos.