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).
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.