Lauren McCarthy (US) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is full-time faculty at NYU ITP, and recently a resident at the CMU STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Eyebeam. She holds an MFA from UCLA and a BS Computer Science and BS Art and Design from MIT.
Her work explores the structures and systems of social interactions, identity, and self-representation, and the potential for technology to mediate, manipulate, and evolve these interactions. Lauren has worked on interactive installations for the London Eye, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her artwork has been shown in a variety of contexts, including the Ars Electronica Center, Conflux Festival, SIGGRAPH, LACMA, the Japan Media Arts Festival, Share Festival, File Festival, the WIRED Store, and probably to you without you knowing it at some point while interacting with her.