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Greg Niemeyer is a Data Artist and Professor for Media Innovation in the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley.
Born in Switzerland in 1967, Gregory Niemeyer studied Classics and Photography. He started working with new media when he arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1992. He received his MFA from Stanford University in New Media in 1997. At the same time, he founded the Stanford University Digital Art Center.
In 2001 he was appointed at UC Berkeley as a Professor for New Media in Art Practice. He co-founded and directed the Center for New Media, focusing on the critical analysis of the impact of new media on human experiences. His current work focuses on mediations between individuals, communities and environments: When do technologies dehumanize us, and when do they help us deepen human experiences?Gregory lives in Berkeley, California. He has three kids, runs every day and usually commutes to work by bike. His hobby is building furniture from reclaimed wood.
Recent awards and funding include:
Because we learn so much from games, it could be useful to list not only what work one does, but also what games one plays. Greg's Game Bio goes something like this: