Tamiko Thiel

Mar 11th, 2002

Tamiko Thiel is a visual artist developing the dramatic and poetic capabilities of various forms of virtual and augmented realities as a medium for exploring social and cultural issues. She received her B.S. in 1979 from Stanford University in Product Design Engineering with a focus on human factors design, and her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with a focus on human-machine design at the Biomechanics Lab and computer graphics at the precursors to the MIT Media Lab. She then earned a Diploma in Applied Graphics in 1991 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, specializing in video installation art. She exhibits internationally in venues such as the Istanbul Biennial, the International Center for Photography in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and in Boston, the ZKM in Karlsruhe, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and at festivals such as Siggraph, ISEA and Ars Electronica.

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