Martin Wattenberg is a researcher
at IBM whose work focuses on visual explorations of culturally significant data.
His algorithmic approach is informed by his background in mathematics. Wattenberg
is equally known for his scientific and applied work in the field of information
visualization, and for his information-based digital artwork. In his work, the
mathematical underpinnings of a computer program are not simply tools used to
create art; they are the core of the artworks themselves. Technology Review recently
named him "one of the world's 100 top young innovators."
artwork has been exhibited at The London Institute of Contemporary Art, The Whitney
Museum of American Art, Ars Electronica, The New Museum, and at galleries and
festivals internationally. Commissions include The Whitney Museum of American
Art, The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, The NASA Art Program,
Ars Electronica, New Radio and Performing Arts, and The Walker Art Center.
projects have been honored by the Columbia Journalism School Online Journalism
Award and the National Magazine Award (with SmartMoney.com), the ID Magazine Interactive
Media Design Review, the IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award, and the Graz
Biennale of Media and Architecture (with Marek Walczak).
his Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, M.S. from Stanford University, and
A.B. from Brown University.