Lauren Lee McCarthy is an artist that investigates social dynamics amidst a landscape of surveillance, automation, and algorithms. Noteworthy accolades include being a Sundance New Frontier Story Lab Fellow, Eyebeam Rapid Response Fellow, and Creative Capital Grantee. Lauren's projects such as SOMEONE and LAUREN, have garnered awards including the Ars Electronica Golden Nica, Japan Media Arts Social Impact Award, and IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction. Her work has been showcased in international exhibitions at renowned venues such as the Barbican Centre, Seoul Museum of Art, Chronus Art Center, SIGGRAPH and more.
Lauren is the visionary behind p5.js, an open-source platform revolutionizing creative coding accessibility. As an alumni of the Processing Foundation, she champions software literacy in visual arts and bridges technology and diverse communities. An Associate Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts, Lauren holds an MFA from UCLA and dual BS degrees in Computer Science and Art/Design from MIT. Her mission is to democratize code-driven creativity and amplify diverse voices in the world of technology and art.