|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2008)|
|Field||video, interactive art, programming, digital art|
|Training||BFA Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design|
Theo Watson is a British artist and programmer. His art work includes interactive video, large-scale public projections, computer vision projects, and interactive sound recordings. He makes site-specific installations that look at how humans relate to various situations and spaces.
As a programmer, Watson has worked with Zach Lieberman in creating openFrameworks, an open source C++ library for creative coding and graphics. (openFrameworks website). He is a member of the Graffiti Research Lab, and in 2007 wrote the code for their popular LASER Tag project. In 2006, Watson worked with director Michel Gondry, writing custom software for physical sensors and cameras in three interactive installations in Gondry's Science of Sleep exhibition at Deitch Projects in New York City.
Many of Watson's works use elements of physical computing in interactive installations. In Vinyl Workout (2006), custom software and cameras track user's movements as they walk along a large projection of a record on the floor, manipulating the audio and video playback with the speed and direction of their steps.
Watson has shown projects at Eyebeam Atelier, Deitch Projects, the DUMBO Video Art Festival, Resfest, the inaugural Rotterdam Electronic Music Festival, and at Montevideo/Time Based Arts in (Amsterdam).
- Lewis, Jacquelyn (15 June 2007). "Creators Series Explores Intersection of Art, Technology". Artinfo. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- Theo Watson
- Interview with Watson by FlashFilm.com
- Interview with Watson by HITSPAPER (Japanese)
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