Filmmaker Jonathan Harris

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    Jonathan Harris (Shelburne, Vermont, 1979) moves freely between traditional media like photography, painting, performance art and design, but is mostly known as an internet artist.

    He has produced several important works, which are now seen as classics in the genre of internet art. Harris studied computer science at Princeton University and interactive art at the Italian Fabrica. His works have been exhibited at Center Pompidou, at Sundance New Frontier and were included in MoMa's permanent collection in New York. The World Economic Forum made him a member of the Young Global Leaders Forum in 2009. In 2013 he won the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling, for I Love Your Work. IDFA presented the world's first retrospective of Harris' oeuvre in 2017, when as the guest of honor of the festival, he also presented his Top 10 and gave a Master Talk.

    Master Talk by Jonathan Harris (IDFA 2017)
    Interview with Jonathan Harris

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    • Jonathan Harris
    • 2002

    Sketchbooks full of collages served as Jonathan Harris's reservoir of ideas, until one was stolen and he decided to work only in computer code.


    • Jonathan Harris
    • 2003

    The 86,800 most-used English words ordered by frequency of usage. That "the" tops the list is logical, but the rest reveals a lot about our use of language.

    We Feel Fine

    • Jonathan Harris, Sep Kamvar
    • 2006

    A database of several million human feelings, reflecting what’s on our blogs, what’s in our hearts, what’s on our minds.

    The Whale Hunt

    • Jonathan Harris
    • 2007

    In 3,214 rearrangeable photos, Jonathan Harris relates his experience of hunting whales with Alaska’s Iñupiat people.


    • Jonathan Harris
    • 2010

    On his 30th birthday, Jonathan Harris started a daily ritual of posting a single photo online accompanied by text.


    • Jonathan Harris
    • 2011

    An online platform where users can share their life stories in pictures, text and audio.

    I Love Your Work

    • Jonathan Harris
    • 2013

    In this web documentary, nine women working in the lesbian porn industry reveal both their bodies and their innermost thoughts. Or do they?

    Data Will Help Us

    • Jonathan Harris
    • 2013

    Big data is regarded as a technological cure-all for the early 21st century. While celebrating its potential, this manifesto also explores its dark side.

    Network Effect

    • Jonathan Harris, Greg Hochmuth
    • 2015

    An interactive collage of an endless stream of videos, messages and other visual noise, reflecting the frenetic restlessness that characterizes the internet.