Lee McCarthy LAUREN new media art

Lee McCarthy: Utilitarian Utopias

Lee McCarthy (she/they) explores social relationships in the age of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living, artist Lauren. McCarthy, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alum, finds the “grey area” where technology, art, and life merge to be fascinating. She is the inventor of p5.js, an online open source programming language with over 1.5 million users for discovering creative expression through code.

She is a member of the Processing Foundation’s board of directors, whose goal is to assist people who have historically had limited access to the fields of technology, code, and art in learning software and visual literacy.

Lee McCarthy SOMEONE new media art

She received awards for SOMEONE from the Japan Media Arts Social Impact Award and the Ars Electronica Golden Nica and her work LAUREN won the IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction.