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Dan J. Sandin

Dan Sandin

Dan J. Sandin

Dan J. Sandin (US) is an artist-researcher and Director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL).

Daniel J. Sandin is director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and a professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His early interest in real-time computer graphics/video image processing and interactive computing environments motivated his pioneering work in video synthesizers and continues to influence his research interests.

Sandin’s research interests include: virtual environments, digital libraries, scientific visualization, new methodologies for informal science and engineering education, paradigms for information display, televisualization (distributed graphics over networks), algorithm optimization for massively parallel computing, sonification, human/computer interfaces, and abstract mathematical visualization. He is receiving recognition, along with EVL co-director Tom DeFanti, for conceiving the CAVE virtual reality theater in 1991.

Sandin's computer/video art has been exhibited at conferences and museums worldwide, and he has received many awards. Sandin has received grants and fellowships from such distinguished organizations as the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and, his work is included in the inaugural collection of video art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Recent virtual reality works include Poverty Island and Gallery of Motions.

http://www.evl.uic.edu/dan/

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As an artist, inventor and educator, Dan Sandin is a pioneering figure in the field of electronic visualization. Sandin, who came to video and computers in the 1970s with a background in physics, was instrumental in the development of imaging devices that could be made accessible to artists for their own duplication and use. Sandin is director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and a professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and an adjunct professor at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Sandin's computer/video art has been exhibited at conferences and museums worldwide, and he has received many awards.

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