In Inner Landscapes, Shelburne, Vermont native Jonathan Harris blurs the boundaries between anthropology, software development, complex systems analysis, graphic design, and story telling. Harris’s unique body of internet-based work exposes human emotion on massive and intensely intimate scales. Featuring nine works spanning Harris’s career, the exhibition includes: I Want You to Want Me, an interactive analysis of online dating commissioned by New York’s MoMA; The Whale Hunt, which captures Harris’s experience on an Inupiat whale hunting expedition in Barrow, Alaska; and We Feel Fine, which tracks global evidence of human feelings using blog entries. Harris’s work is exhibited internationally, including the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and is also featured in the TED (Technology Education Design) lecture series. Harris will be the Firehouse Art Lab artist-in-residence through December of 2010.
This exhibition is sponsored by The University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, The University of Vermont Office of the Vice President for Research, Small Dog Electronics, and Champlain College