Dan Sandin: 35 Years of Electronic Art

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 9, 2006

Thursday, March 9, 2006, 6pm


Dan Sandin in person!

Chicago artist Dan Sandin is one of the leading figures in the history of image-based electronic art. With the development of the Sandin Image Processor (I.P.), the University of Illinois’ Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL), and CAVE virtual reality theater, Sandin is a key figure in the history of video art, immersive electronic environments, video game technologies, virtual reality, and the open source movement. Much of his work has laid the groundwork for digital art today — from realtime video manipulation to Hollywood special effects. Tonight Sandin will lead us on a whirlwind tour of his career in a multimedia program featuring rare tapes from his personal archive and examples of works-in-progress. 1971-2006, Dan Sandin, USA, ca. 60 min, various formats.


Tonight’s show is an instance of [FRAY], a distributed series of screenings, discussions, student initiated projects and a conference. [FRAY] traces intersecting hyperthreads of time, screen and code-based experimental New Media art hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Film, Video, and New Media.


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