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VR/AR Artist Tamiko Thiel: Land of Cloud

VR/AR Artist Tamiko Thiel: Land of Cloud

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Duderstadt Center Visualization Studio (Room 1401)
Calendar: Stamps Events

VR/AR artist Tamiko Thiel will visit the U-M campus on Thursday, February 7 and Friday February 8, co-hosted by Stamps School of Art & Design and the Duderstadt Center. Thiel will give a public talk, and her VR artwork, Land of Cloud, will be available for people to experience at the Duderstadt Center.

Public Talk
February 7: 12:30-1:30pm
Art & Architecture Auditorium, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Room 2104

Experience the work:
February 7: 2:30-6pm (reception 2:30-3:30pm)
February 8: 9am-1pm
Duderstadt Center Visualization Studio (Room 1401)

Thiel is a model for the value of a multidisciplinary education. She received her B.S. in 1979 from Stanford University in Product Design Engineering with a focus on human factors design, and worked as a product design engineer at Hewlett-Packard in Silicon Valley. She then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied human-machine design at the Biomechanics Lab and computer graphics at the precursors to the Media Lab. After receiving her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 she worked at Danny Hillis’ MIT AI Lab start-up Thinking Machines Corporation as lead product designer on the Connection Machines CM-1/CM-2 supercomputers. Once the design phase was finished she moved to Germany to study studio art at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, where she received a Diploma in Applied Graphics in 1991, specializing in video installation art. Since then she has worked as an artist in a variety of media. Her visit to UM coincides with Thiel showing Unexpected Growth, one of her many beautiful AR artworks, at the Whitney in New York.

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