Daniel (Dan) J. Sandin





Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Electronic Visualization Laboratory

Other Affiliation(s):


  • California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • University of California, San Diego

Bio:

  • SIGGRAPH 2013

    Dan Sandin is a video and computer graphics artist/researcher. He is a Professor Emeritus of the School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a co-founder of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the first formal A/S collaborative research program in the United States. He is an internationally recognized pioneer in computer graphics, electronic art and visualization and his work embodies an interdisciplinary fusion. Sandin, who came to video and computers in the 1970s with a background in physics, was instrumental in the development of imaging devices that could be made accessible to artists for their own duplication and use. He is the inventor of the Sandin Image Processor, a patch  programmable analog computer for real-time manipulation of video inputs through the control of the grey level information. Dan Sandin is a father of the CAVE, the CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment, which he developed in collaboration with Tom DeFanti and art and science graduate students in 1991. Sandin’s computer/video art has been exhibited at conferences and museums worldwide, and he has received many awards. Sandin has received many grants and fellowships from such distinguished organizations as the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; his work is included in the inaugural collection of video art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  

    SIGGRAPH 1993

    Daniel J. Sandin is co-director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and a professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and an adjunct professor at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). His early interest in computer graphics/video image processing and interactive computing environments motivated his pioneering work in video synthesizers and continues to influence his research efforts. Currently, Sandin’s primary research areas are virtual reality, stereography, the visualization of abstract mathematics, animation and multimedia. Sandin’s computer/video art has been exhibited worldwide and has received many awards; he has received many grants and fellowships from such distinguished organizations as the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and his work is included in the inaugural collection of video art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York  

    SIGGRAPH 1989

    Dan is a Professor of Art in the School of Art and Design at UIC. He also is an Adjunct Professor at NCSA, a Co-director of EVL and the Director of Computer Graphics at (Art)n Laboratory. Dan is responsible for pioneering work in video synthesizers and is currently researching the field of 3D phscolography. His computer/video art has been exhibited worldwide and has received many awards. He has received grants and fellowships from organizations including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has work included in the inaugural collection of video art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  

     


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