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Vibeke Sorensen

Vibeke Sorensen

Art, Design, and Media
Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Visiting Scholar, 2021-22

Vibeke Sorensen is an artist and professor working in digital multimedia and experimental animation, immersive multimedia, interactive architectural installation, and visual music. Her research at CASBS will include explorations of musical and calendrical polyrhythms from Bali to Kauai using digital media, and on the emergence of Jungian archetypes from dream networks.

Sorensen was professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore from 2009- 2021, where she served as chair of the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) from 2009- 2019. She also served as founding director of the ADM Centre for Asian Art and Design (CAAD). She was founding director of the Computer Animation Lab at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) from 1984-1994, and professor and founding chair of the division of animation and digital arts (DADA), in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC) from 1994-2004. She was a consultant for Disney and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA, and co-founded the Advanced Scientific Visualization Laboratory (ASVL) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In 2007, she was the chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Global Eyes. Sorensen’s research in new technologies has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the USC Annenberg Center for Communication, Intel Corporation and NTU Singapore. In 2020 her work on the color music of the Balinese calendar was the focus of an exhibition by a team of architects, artists and researchers from ETH Zurich at the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. She is associate faculty at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna since May 2021. For more information, please see http://vibeke.info/about/