Michael Naimark has been a professional media artist and researcher for over two decades. He is expert in "place representation" and its consequences, and has worked extensively with field cinematography, interactive systems, and immersive projection. He was a founding member of several media-based research labs and his art projects have been exhibited internationally. Naimark was instrumental in making the first interactive laserdiscs in the late 1970s at MIT and has worked extensively with projection and immersive virtual environments. In 2002 he received the World Technology Award for the Arts.