Sharon Daniel--Visual Design Director/Web Site Designer

Sharon Daniel is a video artist specializing in interactive video sculpture. Her previous collaboration with Tod Machover, VALIS SONG, a multi-channel video and sound installation, was presented at The Kitchen in New York in April, 1993. Sharon's video, "Narrative Contingencies", was recently on exhibition in "The Computer in the Studio" at the Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA. "Narrative Contingencies" was also screened in Chicago, Ill. at the Women in the Directors Chair 1995 International Film and Video Festival. "Eugellionne: the body of the possible", a dance and video performance presented in Boston in November 1995 was supported by a grant from The Polaroid Corporation. An interactive CD ROM version of this performance, "The Body of The Possible," will be completed in 1997.

Sharon's designs for "ALIVE, Dreams and Illusions", a hardware-free virtual environment for networked participants and artificially intelligent autonomous agents was presented in Los Angeles at SIGGRAPH '95. Her interactive video sculpture, Strange Attraction: Non-logical Phase-lock over Space-like Intervals, was presented at M.I.T.'s Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) in January, 1993 and published in Technology Review.

Sharon will begin her Assistant Professorship at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1996. She was formerly a Lecturer in Video Art for Rhode Island School of Design and the Visual Arts Program at MIT, and a visiting artist at St. Martin's School of Art in London. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Baylor University, a Master of Music Degree in opera production and direction from the University of Texas, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.