Lynn Pocock

Lynn Pocock is an artist and educator, and currently serves as a Professor of Fine Arts at New York Institute of Technology; she is also the Graduate Director of the Master of Fine Arts program.  Since the late 1980’s, she has played a significant role in the global digital arts community, as an artist, author, lecturer, and producer of largescale digital arts events.

As an artist, Pocock's artwork has been internationally exhibited in film festivals around the world, including the New York Film and Video Expo, the London International Film Festival, and SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival.  Her print work has also been widely exhibited, including in the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, WOMENTEK, the New York Digital Salon, and on the cover of Leonardo-the Journal of the International Society for Arts, Sciences, and Technology.   

As a prolific writer, Pocock is the coauthor of The Computer Animator's Technical Handbook, and her scholarly writing can be found in numerous journals, including the Art Journal and Leonardo. She has lectured extensively, including at the Living Arts Center, the Noyse Museum, Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), Brooklyn Arts Summit, and SIGGRAPH conferences.  

Her professional activities include chairing the SIGGRAPH 2001 Conference in Los Angeles, and chairing the SIGGRAPH Ongoings: Fine Arts Gallery, where she organized one of the most important annual exhibits of digital art in the world; after a one-week showing in Los Angeles, the exhibit traveled around the world for two years. She has also been very active in the New York City digital arts community, serving in such roles as panelist/juror for the first computer artist grant given by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Vice Chair and Chair of the NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Board of Directors. Pocock also directed an interactive educational project for the IBM Latin American Headquarters, and she served as a consultant for the Defense Mapping Agency.


Pocock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Art from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Computer Art from the University of Massachusetts.

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