Lauren Lee McCarthy

Lauren Lee McCarthy is an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. She creates performances inviting viewers to engage. To remote control her dates. To be followed. To welcome her in as their human smart home. To attend a party hosted by artificial intelligence. Lauren is the creator of p5.js, an open-source software platform that prioritizes inclusion and access in learning to code, and a professor at UCLA Design Media Arts. She has received grants and residencies from Creative Capital, United States Artists, LACMA, Sundance, Eyebeam, Pioneer Works, Autodesk, and Ars Electronica, and her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lauren's work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Barbican Centre, Ars Electronica, Chronus Art Center, and Seoul Museum of Art.