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Theo Watson
Date and place of birth
b. 1981, London, UK
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2006, Research Resident

Theodore Watson is an artist and innovator whose work is born out of the curiosity and excitement of designing experiences that come alive and invite people to play. Theodore’s work includes experimental tools for artistic expression and immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction.

His work includes The Eyewriter, an eye controlled drawing tool, Graffiti Research Lab’s Laser Tag, laser graffiti system and Connected Worlds, an immersive interactive ecosystem for young children. Theodore is also the co-founder of the widely used openFrameworks project, an open source library for writing creative code in C++.

Theodore’s work is in the permanent collection at MoMA and has been shown at the Tate Modern and Ars Electronica. In 2010 Theodore and his collaborators won the Golden Nica for Interactive Art for The Eyewriter project.

In 2010 Theodore co-founded the award-winning interactive studio Design I/O which has work in galleries and museums around the world.

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