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Jesse Shapins

Jesse Shapins is a media artist, theorist and social entrepreneur whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Metropolis, and Wired, and been exhibited at MoMA, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum and the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, among other venues. Over the past decade, he has developed a hybrid scholarly and artistic practice focused upon mapping the perception of place between physical, virtual and social space. He is the Co-Creator of Zeega, Mapping Main Street, UnionDocs, Yellow Arrow, Periplurban, and The Colors Berlin, amongst other projects. He is on the faculty of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he co-teaches the courses Media Archaeology of Place and The Mixed-Reality City. Previously, he taught at Columbia University’s GSAPP and Pratt Institute. His evolving dissertation is titled “Mapping the Database Documentary: Utopias of Panoramic Perception, Sensory Estrangement and Participatory Media.”

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September 1, 2014