SEP KAMVAR (b. 1977, USA)

We Feel Fine
2005 – ongoing

Jonathan Harris studied computer science at Princeton University before winning a 2004 Fabrica fellowship in Italy. He creates online projects that re-imagine how humans relate to technology and to each other. These combine elements of computer science, statistics, anthropology, visual art and storytelling. His projects range from building the world’s largest time capsule to documenting a whale hunt in the Arctic. He is the recipient of three Webby Awards and two Honorary Mentions from Ars Electronica and was named a 2009 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He has exhibited at the Pompidou Centre, and MoMA. Harris was commissioned to create I Want You to Want Me, a data-mining project that explores the world of online dating for MoMA New York.

Sep Kamvar received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a PhD in Scientific Computing from Stanford University. He is currently a Consulting Professor at Stanford. His research focuses on data-mining in large-scale networks. He founded Kaltix, a search engine that was acquired by Google in 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was the engineering lead of personalisation at Google, responsible for Personalized Search and iGoogle. Kamvar collaborates with Jonathan Harris on projects examining the dynamics of information exchange in social networking sites. His artwork is in the permanent collections of MoMA, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Image courtesy of the artists

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