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65 5th Ave, Room 411
New York, NY, 10003
United States

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at the New School incubates advanced transdisciplinary research and practice at the intersection of social theory and design and fosters dialogue on related themes across the university.

Daniel Sauter


The GIDEST seminar is held on Fridays from 12-1:30pm. All seminars take place in the GIDEST Lab at 63 Fifth Avenue, Room 411.

Sessions are devoted to discussion of pre-circulated papers that can be downloaded one week in advance by clicking on the presentation title below.


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Daniel Sauter


Daniel Sauter, Associate Professor of Data Visualization at Parsons School of Design and 2016-17 GIDEST Faculty Fellow, is an artist who creates installations and visualizations dealing with the cultural and social implications of emerging technologies. His research focuses on how the computational regime transforms geopolitics and humanity.

Daniel's works have been shown internationally, including at the OK Center for Contemporary Art (Ars Electronica Festival, Linz ’04 and ’09), ACM SIGGRAPH Convention and Exhibition Centers (Boston ’06 and Los Angeles ’10), China Millennium Art Museum (Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition ’06), Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo ’05), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung ’05), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (International Film Festival Rotterdam ’06), Microwave International Media Art Festival (Hong Kong ’06), Art Center Nabi (Seoul ’06), Luminale Biennial for Light Culture (Frankfurt ’10), Hangar Bicocca Center for Contemporary Art (Mixed Media Milan ’06), and the LA County Museum of Art LACMALab (Los Angeles ’03).

Irena Haiduk with jesus.d and Daniel Sauter. SERVERS FOR .YU and Frauenbank, 2017 (Installation view). Photograph Bill Orcutt

In his GIDEST seminar, Daniel explores decentralized organizational forms enabled by the blockchain. He will discuss ways in which the computational regime transgresses geopolitical sovereignty and systems of control, exemplified in a collaborative project called Frauenbank which is concurrently on view at the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Earlier Event: April 14
Sreshta Rit Premnath