Academic Profile

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Academic Profile

Prof Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen

Chair, School of Art, Design and Media


School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Email: VSORENSEN@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)6316 8821
Office: ART 3-14

Education
  • MA State University of New York at Buffalo 1976
  • BA Royal Academy of Art and Architecture 1974
Biography
Vibeke Sorensen is a professor and artist working in digital multimedia and computer animation, interactive architectural installation, and visual-music performance. Her work in experimental new media spans three decades and has been published and exhibited worldwide, including in books, galleries, museums, conferences, performances, film festivals, on cable and broadcast television, and on the internet. She has a long history of collaboration with scientists in developing new technologies, including at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California (USC), and Princeton University. She has been a consultant for Disney and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA , and her research has been supported by the US 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. From 1984-1994, she was Founding Director of the Computer Animation Laboratory (CAL) in the School of Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts, and from 1994-2005 she was Professor and Founding Chair of the Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA) in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. In 2007, she was Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Art Gallery: Global Eyes, and from 2007 - 2009, she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Media Study (DMS) at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. Currently, she is Professor and Chair of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
For more information please see http://vibeke.info
Research Interests
Digital cinema and multimedia art

Visual music and experimental animation

Stereoscopic digital photography/film/video

Interactive art and architectural installation
- new display technologies
- new materials
- embedded systems
- physical and ubiquitous computing
- ambient media and health esthetics
- wireless and mobile media

Low cost and sustainable computing/media

Traditional material cultures and digital media; global visual culture; alternative social networks.

Creativity; art and science; art and technology; transdisciplinarity.

Author of articles and chapters on digital art and new media.
Current Projects
  • Final Year Projects (Film and Animation)
  • Final Year Projects (Film)
  • Maritime Silk Road. Past, Present and Future. A projection mapping concept design project
  • Start Up Grants
Selected Publications
  • Vibeke Sorensen. (2017). The New Idealism: A New Year's Resolution for 2017 (https://www.neweurope.eu/article/new-idealism-new-years-resolution-2017/). New Europe, (Our World in 2017).
  • Vibeke Sorensen. (2016). East-West: the global art school as global laboratory for multicultural harmony (https://www.neweurope.eu/article/east-west-the-global-art-school-as-global-laboratory-for-multicultural-harmony/). New Europe, (Our World in 2016).
  • Vibeke Sorensen.(2015). Computers and Animation (Chapter 18: Issues). Animation: A World History (Vol 2)(438-445). London: Focal Press - Routledge.
  • Vibeke Sorensen. (2015, July). Visual Music in the Global Asian Context. Paper presented at Sounds Images and Data 2015 (SID 2015), Steinhardt School, New York University, NY, USA.
  • Vibeke Sorensen. (2014, November). Wear Are We?. Paper presented at 11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference (ACM DSP and ACE 2014), University of Medeira, Portugal.

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