Daniel J Sandin

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Born 1942. Director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and a professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).His early interest in real-time computer graphics/video image processing and interactive computing environments motivated his pioneering work in video synthesizers and continues to influence his research interests. As co-director of EVL, Sandin also directs research in, for example, new methodologies for informal science, paradigms for information display, cluster computing, sonification,human/computer interfaces. He is also recognized, along with EVL co-director Tom DeFanti, for conceiving the CAVE virtual reality theater in 1991. Sandin has received many grants and fellowships as from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; his work is included in the inaugural collection of video art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.