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Tiffany Holmes

Tiffany Holmes

Holmes is Associate Professor, and former Chair of the Department of Art and Technology at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she teaches courses in interaction design, eco-art, and the history and theory of electronic media. She will be using the website in her new Spring 2010 class, DIY Ecotech: Art and Design Strategies for Sustainability. Holmes’ installation work explores the potential of technology to promote positive environmental stewardship. Recent projects include a commission for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications where sequences of experimental animations visualize real time energy loads. Her paper detailing this work, “Eco-visualization: Combining art and technology to reduce energy consumption,” won a Best Paper award at Creativity and Cognition 2007 as well as a recent doctoral degree in 2010. She lectures and exhibits worldwide in these venues: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, 01SJ Biennial, Siggraph 2000, Interaction ’01 in Japan, ISEA Nagoya. A recipient of the Michigan Society of Fellows research fellowship in 1998, Holmes has earned an Illinois Arts Council individual grant, an Artists-in-Labs residency award in Switzerland, and a 2010 Rhizome Commission.

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