Photo by Bram Belloni

Biography

Jonathan Harris (b. Aug. 27, 1979) studied computer science at Princeton University and interactive art at Fabrica.

His multimedia projects combine data visualization, documentary, performance, photography, storytelling, ritual, and other tools and technologies.

His work has been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the CAFA Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where two of his projects (We Feel Fine and I Want You To Want Me) are in the permanent collection.

In 2009 the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader, and TIME Magazine named his project, Cowbird, one of the Fifty Best Websites of 2012. The recipient of five Webby Awards, his TED Talks have been viewed millions of times.

He lives in the small town of Shelburne, Vermont, where he serves on the board of the Shelburne Craft School, directs the nascent Shelburne Institute, and helps to manage High Acres Farm—evolving the place where his family has lived for five generations.