Vibeke Sorensen is an artist and professor working in digital multimedia and animation, interactive architectural installation, and networked visual-music performance. Her work in experimental new media spans 3 decades, and has been published and exhibited worldwide, including in books, galleries, museums, conferences, performances, film 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, NASA-JPL, the University of California, San Diego/ San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the Neurosciences Institute of La Jolla. Since 1980, she taught and developed programs in interdisciplinary digital media at Virginia Commonwealth University, Art Center College of Design, 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.
Vibeke Sorensen has also been a consultant for Disney and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA, and her research in new technologies has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the USC Annenberg Center for Communication and Zumberge Fund for Innovation in Research, as well as Intel Corporation. She is a 2001 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Film/Video/Multimedia, and the 2005 Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Her recent performance work in collaboration with composer Rand Steiger, Dreamscape, was premiered in New York City on May 14, 2005 by the contemporary music ensemble MOSAIC. Sanctuary, her most recent interactive installation made in collaboration with the midia@rte Laboratory of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Professors Miller Puckette and Shahrokh Yadegari of the University of California, San Diego, was premiered at Gallery One One One at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada in October of 2005. Green Memories, a real-time performance work based on the poetry of Persian author Forugh Farrokhzad, also made in collaboration with Professor and composer Shahrokh Yadegari, was premiered on November 18, 2005 as part of Only Sound Remains at the Japan-America Theatre in Los Angeles.
Currently, she is Professor of Film and Media Studies and Fellow in the Center for Film and Media Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University in Tempe where her research is focused on Expanded Cinema .
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