18 Facts About Scott Snibbe


Scott Snibbe was born on 1969 in New York City and is an interactive media artist, entrepreneur, and meditation instructor who is currently the host of A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment meditation podcast.

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Scott Snibbe has collaborated with other artists and musicians, including Bjork on her interactive “app album” Bjork: Biophilia that was acquired by New York's MoMA as the first downloadable app in the museum's collection.

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Scott Snibbe is one of the first artists to work with interactive projections, where computer vision is used to change a projection on a wall or floor in response to people interacting with its surface.

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Scott Snibbe's first public interactive work was a networked communication system for abstract animation called Motion Phone, which won a Prix Ars Electronica award in 1996 and established him as a contributor to the field.

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Scott Snibbe's work is shown and collected by science museums, including the Exploratorium, the New York Hall of Science, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the London Science Museum, and the Phaeno Science Center .

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Scott Snibbe created some of the first interactive art apps for iOS devices .

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Scott Snibbe collaborated with Bjork to produce Biophilia, the first full-length app album, which was released for iPad and iPhone in 2011, as well as producing the visuals for her Biophilia Concert Tour.

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Scott Snibbe has taught media art, animation, and computer science at UC Berkeley, NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematics, California Institute of the Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

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Scott Snibbe serves as an advisor to The Institute for the Future and The Sundance Institute.

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Scott Snibbe teaches mediation and leads meditation retreats, and trained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with teachers from The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition including Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, the Dalai Lama, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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Scott Snibbe received undergraduate and master's degrees in computer science and fine art from Brown University, where he studied with Dr Andries van Dam and Dr John Hughes.

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Scott Snibbe studied animation at the Rhode Island School of Design with Amy Kravitz.

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At the CHI 2009 conference, Scott Snibbe presented "Social Immersive Media, " a research paper published via his nonprofit research organization Sona Research, coining the term Social Immersive Media to describe interface techniques immersive augmented reality interactive experiences focused on social interaction, and winning the best paper of conference award.

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Scott Snibbe worked as a Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems from 1994 to 1996, on the special effects and animation software Adobe After Effects, named on six patents for work in animation, interface, and motion tracking.

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Scott Snibbe was an employee at Paul Allen's Interval Research from 1996 to 2000 where he worked on computer vision, computer graphics, interactive music, and haptics research projects.

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In 2013, Scott Snibbe founded Eyegroove, a social network for creating and sharing short music videos on mobile phones.

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Scott Snibbe subsequently joined Facebook's Building 8 team, which was later renamed Portal after the group's first product release, and worked there until 2019 creating new augmented reality hardware and software products for the home.

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Scott Snibbe has received several awards including the Webby Award and Prix Ars Electronica; and grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The National Science Foundation.

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