Shaw has been a leading figure in new media art since its emergence from the performance, expanded cinema and installation paradigms of the 1960s. He is internationally renowned for pioneering the creative use of digital media in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, immersive visualisation, navigable cinematic systems and interactive narrative. His work includes performance, sculpture, video and many interactive installations.
In 1976, he designed the inflatable pig, flown over Battersea Power Station, and used by Pink Floyd on the cover of their Animals album and subsequent tour. At the ZKM, he initiated and led a seminal artistic research, production and exhibition program that included residencies and the creation of new works by many of the most notable media artists of our time. In 1995, Shaw was appointed Professor of Media Art at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe.
Shaw was awarded an Australian Research CouncilFederation Fellowship in 2003, and returned to Australia to co-found and direct the UNSW iCinema Centre's research program in immersive interactive narrative systems for distributed and situated intercommunication, where world leading aesthetic and technical research into immersive interactive post-narrative systems is being undertaken.
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