Camille Utterback: 2016 HCI + Design Workshop


Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Location: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Design for Embodied Interactions - Learning from Artists"



What is the role of our bodies as we continue to design for the future? Internationally acclaimed artist Camille Utterback will describe some of her ground breaking interactive installations - which take full advantage of embodied movement, binocular perception, as well as human engagement with architecture to create engaging scenarios. Utterback's work includes computer vision systems, touch sensitive hand railings, and multi layered projections onto custom glass. Utterback will describe how her and her students' work poses questions for the future design of embodied interactions.


Camille Utterback, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the field of digital and interactive art. Her work ranges from interactive gallery installations, to intimate reactive sculptures, to architectural scale site-specific works. Utterback's work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and physicality in visually layered ways. Utterback's extensive exhibit history includes more than fifty shows on four continents. Her awards include a Creative Work Fund Media Arts Grant (2015), MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2009), Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002), and a Whitney Museum commission for their ArtPort website (2002). Public commissions include works for the Liberty Mutual Group (2013), the FOR-SITE Foundation (2012), City of Sacramento, California (2011), the City of San Jose, California (2010), and the City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota (2009). Camille's /Text Rain/ piece, created with Romy Achituv in 1999, was recently acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Utterback holds a BA in Art from Williams College, a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Utterback is represented by Haines Gallery in San Francisco.