(Clip Above shows Kate Hollenbach’s User is Present)

For this week’s Looking Outward post, I reviewed Kate Hollenbach’s project named User is Present. I particularly liked this project because it is an art piece that examines the interaction between the human and the mobile phone. The experience is captured and presented in an artistic form. I admired how she skillfully combined the world of art and technology to convey a message about a merge between the two worlds. I feel like this was done well, as Hollenbach has an extensive background in studying both worlds of technology and design.

Kate Hollenbach is an artist, programmer, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. Kate has a MFA from UCLA Design Media Arts and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT. Her work includes developing and examining interactive systems and new technologies relating to body, gesture, and physical space.

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