Scott Kildall is a new media artist who looks at the interplay between territory and technology. He sees this as a dynamic relationship, which changes as the dissemination of new inventions shift and then resettle structures of power.
His work often spatializes data to create experiences where viewers can move and interact with the data itself. Because data has physical consequences, his work generates meaningful real-life experiences for the viewer. Recent artworks range from stone tablets etched with meteorite impact data to interactive sound installations based on water quality to virtual reality installations where viewers can fly around data involving the artificial construct of the nation-state.
Scott has been working with art + technology + education for over 15 years. In 2017, he worked as an American Arts Incubator Artist, where he led a 1-month workshop in Bangkok to teach data-visualization and sculptural techniques to local Thai educators and students involving water quality in that city. Additionally, he has worked as a New Media Exhibit Developer (2012-13) at The Exploratorium in the Life Sciences Gallery. He has also taught coursework involving data-visualization and digital mapping at the University of San Francisco.
He has received fellowships, awards and residencies from organizations including the SETI Institute, ZERO1, Santa Fe Art Institute, Impakt Works, Autodesk, Recology San Francisco, Turbulence.org, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, The Kala Art Institute and The Banff Centre for the Arts.
His work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the New York Hall of Science, Transmediale, the Venice Biennale, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the San Jose Museum of Art. He currently resides in San Francisco.
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