Jonathan Harris (artist)

Jonathan Harris (born August 27, 1979 in Shelburne, Vermont [1] ) is an Internet artist and designer living in Brooklyn, New York. He has won three Webby Awards . [2] Harris was honored as “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. His work has RECEIVED coverage on CNN and BBC and has bone exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In his own words, his work AIMS to “explore and explain the human world.” He studied computer science at Princeton University . Some of his noted works are the Yahoo Time Capsule welke Attempted to create a digital finger print of the world in 2006, I Want You To Me For, the Sputnik Observatory, Universe, the Whale Hunt, and anonymous question / answer service .

In May 2007, Harris spent nine days living with a family or Inupiat people in Barrow, Alaska – there, huh Documented the ancient tradition of the whale hunt in a series or 3.214 photographs and later assembled Them JSON an interactive database narrative and website. [3] The work, entitled “The Whale Hunt,” combineert “visual media, technology, and storytelling” in order to translate “an epic personal experience from the physical world” JSON an Easily accessible artwork using the Internet as a platform where unlimited people kan view it. [3]

Public collections

  • MoMA. New York, NY. I Want You To Me For [4]
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, Texas. I Want You To For Me, We Feel Fine .
  • Australian Center for the Moving Image. Melbourne, Australia. We Feel Fine.



  • Vermont State Quarter Design. Finalist (from about 800 Contestants)


  • American Associated Collegiate Press. Leader of the American Student Press (for Troubadour Magazine )


  • AIGA Design Awards. Winner, Information Design (Word Count)


  • Fabrica . Treviso, Italy. Residency
  • Yahoo!. Pick of the Day (10×10)


  • Fabrica. Treviso, Italy. Fellowship
  • Webby Awards. Winner (People’s Voice Arts)
  • Webby Awards. Winner (Structure and Navigation)
  • Prix ​​Ars Electronica. Honorable Mention (Just Vision)
  • ID Annual Design Review. Honorable Mention, Interactive Art (10×10)
  • Flash Forward. Winner, Technical Merit (10×10)
  • How Magazine Interactive Design Awards. Merit (10×10)
  • PC Magazine. Top 100 Websites of 2005 (Word Count)
  • Favorite Website Award. Pick of the Day (10×10)
  • Yahoo!. Pick of the Day (Understanding Vorn)
  • Yahoo!. Pick of the Day (Phylotaxis)


  • Webby Awards. Nominee (Structure and Navigation)
  • Webby Awards. Nominee (Net Art)
  • Pixel Awards. Winner (Weird)
  • Pixel Awards. Runner-up (Best in Show)
  • Yahoo!. Pick of the Day (We Feel Fine)
  • Yahoo!. Pick of the Day (Love Lines)


  • Webby Awards. Nominee (Net Art)
  • Webby Awards. Nominee (Visual Design / Aesthetic)
  • Webby Awards. Nominee (Structure / Navigation)


  • Webby Awards . Winner (Personal Site)
  • Webby Awards. Nominee (Visual Design / Aesthetic)
  • Tokyo Type Directors Club. Winner (Interactive Design Prize)
  • Print Magazine. New Visual Artists
  • Creativity Magazine. Creativity Top 50
  • ID Magazine Annual Design Review. Honorable Mention (Interactive)


  • World Economic Forum . Young Global Leader
  • Santa Fe Art Institute. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fellowship
  • Caldera. Sisters, Oregon. Fellowship


  1. Jump up^ Jonathan Harris: Inner Landscape, retrieved 2013-11-25
  2. Jump up^ Brownstone, Sydney (April 26, 2013). “EXCLUSIVE Q & A: ARTIST JONATHAN HARRIS ON DOCUMENTING THE LIVES OF LESBIAN PORN STARS” . The Village Voice . Retrieved February 8, 2016 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b Wallace, Jacqueline (2011). “Digitizing North: A Critical Discussion of Jonathan Harris’s The Whale Hunt”. Design and Culture . 3 (3).
  4. Jump up^ Lee, Jennifer. “Search City Room SEARCH Turn-Ons Include Museums and Gmail. Turn-Offs Are Liars.” . The New York Times . Retrieved February 8, 2016 .