A great way to become familiar with the field is to watch leading practitioners give lectures. The Eyeo Festival generously shares videos of presentations by dozens of the world’s top new media artists and designers. So does the Resonate Festival.
If you like computational information visualization, you may like the work of Aaron Koblin, Amanda Cox, Ben Fry & Fathom, Fernanda Viegas, Giorgia Lupi, Jen Lowe, Jer Thorp, Jonathan Harris, Kim Rees, Lev Manovich, Lisa Jevbratt, Marcos Weskamp, Martin Wattenberg, Moritz Stefaner, Nicholas Felton, Rachel Binx, Stamen Design, Santiago Ortiz, Stephan Thiel & Nand.io, Stephanie Posavec, Wes Grubbs, or CMU’s own Chris Harrison, among others.
If you like interactive art, you may like the work of: Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Masaki Fujihata, Lynn Hershman Leeson, David Rokeby, Daniel Rozin, Camille Utterback, Kawandeep Virdee, Andreas Mueller, Caitlin Morris, Chris O’Shea, Christine Sugrue, Daito Manabe, Diederick Huijbers, Elliot Woods, Beatrice Lartigue, Greg Borenstein, James George, Joel Gethin Lewis, Josh Nimoy, Karolina Sobecka, Kyle McDonald, Sofy Yuditskaya, Theo Watson and Emily Gobeille, Scott Snibbe, Zachary Lieberman, and many others.
If you like generative art, check out the work of Marius Watz, Lia, Casey Reas, Michael Hansmeyer, Quayola, Jonathan McCabe, Allison Parrish, Mitchell Whitelaw, Tina Frank, Iñigo Quílez, Joshua Davis, David Wicks, Robert Hodgin, Dr. Woohoo, Erik Natzke, Dave Bollinger, Moka, Matt Pearson, Alex Dragulescu, Paul Prudence, Jared Tarbell, Memo Akten, Glen Marshall, Holger Lippmann, Markos Kay, Jessica Rosenkrantz and Nervous System, Marcin Ignac, Leonardo Solaas, Philip Rideout, Mario Klingemann, Altered Qualia, Frederik Vanhoutte, Karsten Schmidt, Leander Herzog, among many others.
Here are additional lists of yet more practitioners:
- Wikipedia: List of new media artists
- Wikipedia: List of electronic artists
- List of historic computer artists from Digital Art Museum
- Steven Wilson’s list of new media artists
- Amy Young’s list of new media artists
- Reinhold Grether’s list of new media artists (2003)
- An expanded list of generative artists
- A partial list of women active in infoviz