Jonathan Harris (b. Aug. 27, 1979) is an artist and computer scientist, exploring the ways we use technology to shape our experience of life.
From writing and painting, to photography and video, to computer programming and data visualization, to storytelling and ritual, his work investigates the transformative potentials of human technologies, especially their capacity to alter belief—for what is reality if not belief?
His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and has been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and The Pace Gallery in New York—among many other places.
The winner of three Webby Awards, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader; TIME Magazine named his project, Cowbird, one of the fifty best websites of 2012; the International Center of Photography gave his project, Network Effect, their 2016 Infinity Award; and the IDFA Film Festival made him their Guest of Honor at the 30th edition of their festival in Amsterdam. A popular lecturer, his TED talks have been viewed millions of times.