Burlington City Arts

Jonathan Harris: Inner Landscapes

September 10, 2010 - October 23, 2010


In Inner Landscapes, Shelburne, Vermont native Jonathan Harris blurred the boundaries between anthropology, software development, complex systems analysis, graphic design, and storytelling. Harris’s unique body of internet-based work exposed human emotion on massive and intensely intimate scales. Featuring nine works spanning Harris’s career, the exhibition included: I Want You to Want Me, an interactive analysis of online dating commissioned by New York’s MoMA; The Whale Hunt, which captured Harris’s experience on an Inupiat whale hunting expedition in Barrow, Alaska; and We Feel Fine, which tracked global evidence of human feelings using blog entries. Harris’s work is exhibited internationally, including the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and was also featured in the TED (Technology Education Design) lecture series. Harris was the Firehouse Art Lab artist-in-residence through December of 2010.

This exhibition was sponsored by The University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, The University of Vermont Office of the Vice President for Research, Small Dog Electronics, and Champlain College