Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin
Beginning with music videos and photography, Chris Milk’s work has expanded beyond the traditional: His art straddles experimental genres and unfamiliar mediums, turning new technologies, web browsers, ephemeral events, and even physical gestures into newfound canvases. He continues to test the frontiers of interactive technology and art as founder and CEO of Within (formally Vrse), a virtual reality media company, and cofounder of Here Be Dragons (formally Vrse.works), a virtual reality production company.
Aaron Koblin is the coounder and CTO of Within. Prior to that, he created and led the Data Arts Team at Google from 2008-2015. Koblin has received numerous awards, including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Interaction Design and the National Science Foundation’s award for Science Visualization. He received an Emmy in 2014, and two of his music video collaborations have been Grammy-nominated. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Centre Pompidou. His projects have been shown at international festivals including TED, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and more.