Julian Oliver

Artist | Critical Engineer

I am a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin. My projects and the occasional paper have been presented at many museums, international electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, Ars Electronica and the Japan Media Arts Festival. My work has received several awards, most notably a Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica 2011 for the project Newstweek.

I've given numerous workshops and master classes in software art, augmented reality, creative hacking, data forensics, computer networking, object-oriented programming for artists, virtual architecture, artistic game-development, information visualisation, UNIX/Linux and open source development practices worldwide. I'm a long-time advocate of the use of free software in artistic production, distribution and education.

In 1998 I established the artistic game-development collective Select Parks.



Golden Nica (1st prize) Interactive Arts category, Prix Ars Electronica, 2011.

Second Prize, Share Festival, 2011.

Excellence Prize (2nd prize) Art category, Japan Media Art Festival 2011.

Third Prize, Fundacion Telefonica, VIDA 13.0 Art and Artifical Life awards. 2011.

Award of Distinction (2nd prize) Hybrid Arts category, Prix Ars Electronica, 2010.

First Prize, Jeux Vidéo et Attractions, Laval Virtual, 2008..

Technical Innovation award, Indiecade 2008.

The New Zealand Open Source Award, 2008.

Honorary Mention (Interactive Arts category), Prix Ars Electronica 2008.

Jury Reccommended Work (Entertainment Division), Japan Media Arts Festival 2008.

Honorary Mention, Transmediale 2004.