Julian Oliver is a New Zealander, Critical
Engineer and artist based in Berlin. His work
and lectures have been presented at many museums, galleries, international
electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale,
the Chaos Computer Congress, Ars Electronica, FILE and the Japan Media Arts
Festival. Julian has received several awards, most notably the distinguished
Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica 2011 for the project Newstweek (with Daniil Vasiliev).
Julian has also given numerous workshops and master classes in software art,
data forensics, creative hacking, computer networking, counter-surveillance,
object-oriented programming for artists, augmented reality, virtual
architecture, video-game development, information visualisation and UNIX/Linux
worldwide. He is an advocate of Free and Open Source Software and is a supporter
of, and contributor to, initiatives that promote and reinforce civil rights in
the networked domain.
Articles about Julian’s work, or work he’s made with others, have appeared in
many news channels. Among them are The BBC (UK), The Age (AU), Der Spiegel (DE),
El Pais (ES), Liberation (FR), The New York Times (US), La Vanguardia (ES), The
Guardian Online (UK), Cosmopolitan (US), Wired (US and UK), Slashdot (US), Boing
Boing (US), Computer World (World) and several television stations worldwide.
For a selected list of exhibitions, lectures and workshops given since
1996, click here.
Julian Oliver - Artist Profile, Rhizome
Julian is a long time GNU/Linux and Free, Open Source Software enthusiast,
having used Linux as his primary computing platform since 2000. He grew up on a
farm and hasn’t eaten animals since, citing a variety of reasons.
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