Jeffrey Shaw has been one of the leading figures in new media art since the 1960’s. In a prolific body of widely exhibited and critically acclaimed works he has pioneered and set benchmarks for the creative use of digital media technologies in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, immersive visualization environments, digital cultural heritage and interactive narrative.
Jeffrey Shaw was the founding director of the ZKM Institute for Visual Media Karlsruhe, Germany (1991-2002), and co-founding director of the UNSW Australia iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research (2003-). From 2009 to 2016 Shaw was Dean of the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He is currently Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Media Art, Director of the Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media at CityU and Visiting Professor at EPFL Lausanne and CAFA Beijing. Jeffrey Shaw’s numerous awards include the Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship, the Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Visionary Pioneer of Media Art, Linz, Austria, and the ACM Siggraph Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.