Lauren McCarthy (US) is an artist and programmer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is full-time faculty at NYU ITP, a Berkman Center affilliate, and recently a resident at CMU STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Eyebeam. Her work explores the structures and systems of social interactions, identity and self-representation and the potential for technology to mediate, manipulate and evolve these interactions. She is fascinated by the slightly uncomfortable moments when patterns are shifted, expectations are broken and participants become aware of the system.
Her artwork has been shown in a variety of contexts including the Conflux Festival, SIGGRAPH, LACMA, the Japan Media Arts Festival, Share Festival, File Festival, the WIRED Store and probably to you without you knowing it at some point while interacting with her.