Todd Margolis


Member Since October 15, 2002

Todd Margolis is an artist, educator and technologist. In 2004, he received his MFA in Electronic Visualization from the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a founding member of the immersive and interactive art and technology non-profit organization, Applied Interactives, and also a member of the art collaborative Sine::apsis Experiments. Margolis has recently been appointed the Technical Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts(CRCA) at UCSD. Margolis was previously a Visiting Research Programmer at UIC developing a new virtual reality system, The Varrier(TM) Auto-Stereographic Display. Results of this research were presented at the SPIE 2001 conference, "Photonics West" and presented the system at the IEEE VR conference on March 29, 2004.
Margolis had frequently lectured on new media at UIC, Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as shown his work nationally and internationally, in such venues as Ars Electronica(Linz, Austria), Art Chicago, ICC(Tokyo, Japan), ISEA(Paris, France) and SIGGRAPH(LA and New Orleans). As an artist-in-residence at (art)n Laboratory, he participated in the creation of a permanent art installation at Chicago's Midway Airport. He was also awarded the 2000 Christian and Oline Larsen Scholarship for Electronic Visualization and had been the recipient of a UIC Research Assistantship from 1998 till 2003.