Julian Oliver

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Julian Oliver is a New Zealand born artist, teacher, writer and computer programmer based in Berlin, Germany. His work explores artistic game-development, virtual architecture, interface design, augmented reality, data forensics and open source development practices. In 1998 he established the art and games collective, Select Parks, and subsequently became a major figure within artistic game-development, creating several important works in this field, including qthoth (1998-1999), Fijuu2 (2006) and levelHead (2007-2008). His present work focuses on augmented reality as a platform for intervention, interaction and sculptural design. He has exhibited and taught extensively at major forums around the world, including at the Japan Media Art Festival in Tokyo, Ars Electronica in Linz, FACT in Liverpool, the Medialab-Prado, Madrid, FILE in Sao Paulo, Sonar in Bacelona, Tate Britain in London, Arnolfini in Bristol, CIANT in Prague, the Austin Museum of Digital Art in Texas, Lovebytes in Sheffield and PIKSEL in Bergen, amongst others. His work has received several awards in festivals including Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Laval Virtual and the New Zealand Open Source Awards.