Division 7

Aaron Koblin


Aaron’s background is as a designer, programmer, and media artist. His artwork uses real-world and community generated data to reflect on cultural trends and the changing relationship between humans and the systems they create. Past projects of Aaron’s are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His work has been shown at international festivals including TED, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, OFFF, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and more. He received the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Interaction Design and the National Science Foundation’s first place award for science visualization. Two of his music video collaborations have been Grammy nominated. He received his MFA in Design|Media Arts from UCLA. In 2010 Aaron was the Abramowitz Artist in Residence at MIT. From 2008-2015 and he created and lead the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab. He is co-founder and CTO of Within.