Vibeke Sorensen is an artist and professor working in digital media
art, interactive architectural installation, and multi-site networked visual-music performance.
Her work in experimental new media spans 3 decades and has been widely published and exhibited,
including in galleries, museums, conferences, performances, festivals, on cable and broadcast
television, and the internet.
She has a long history of collaboration with scientists in developing new
technologies, including at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, California Institute of Technology,
Princeton University, NASA-JPL, U. C. San Diego/San Diego Supercomputer Center/Neurosciences
Institute of La Jolla, and the University of Southern California. She taught and developed
programs in digital media at Virginia Commonwealth University, California Institute of the
Arts, and Princeton University.
From 1994 - 2005, she was Professor and Founding Chair of the Division of
Animation and Digital Arts, School of Cinema-Television, at the University of Southern
California. In 2001, she received a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Film/Video/Multimedia.
In 2005, she was named the Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Canada, which will also host the world premiere of her interactive installation,
Sanctuary, made in collaboration with U. C. San Diego Professors Shahrokh Yadegari
and Miller Puckette. Her recent work in collaboration with composer Rand Steiger,
Dreamscape, was premiered in New York City in May 2005 by the contemporary music ensemble MOSAIC.
She is currently Professor of Film and Media Studies and Fellow in the Center
for Film and Media Research at Arizona State University in Tempe.