Hasan Elahi



Location:


US

Bio:

Hasan Elahi is an artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, and at the Venice Biennale. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and The Colbert Report. Elahi has spoken about his work to a broad range of audiences such as Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, TED, and the World Economic Forum. His recent awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship, grants from Creative Capital , Art Matters Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and he is a recipient of a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. In 2009, he was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland, where from 2011 to 2014 was Director of Design | Cultures + Creativity in the Honors College. In 2017, he joined the Board of Directors at Creative Capital.

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Author and Artist


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Writings and Presentations:


Title: Locative Media: Urban Landscapes and Pervasive Technology Within Art
Writing Type: Panel / Roundtable
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Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2006: Intersections
Abstract Summary:

Locative media: the utilization of pervasive, portable, networked, location-aware computing devices that allow for user-defined map­ping and artistic intervention within urban geographies, transmuting them into an experimental canvas. This panel examines the current or future state of locative media practice, establishing an artistic and theoretical discourse on pervasive computing. The advent of an al­ways-on, always-accessible information sphere creates an enhanced reality space that enables c