Michael Takeo Magruder
is an American artist based in the UK who works within the fields of New and Interactive
Media. He received his formal education at the University of Virginia, USA, graduating
with distinction in Biological Sciences.
For the past decade his artistic
practice has reflected upon society's data-driven and information-saturated existence
through the examination of international news communications. By recombining the
notions of art and media, he has analysed interconnections between the individual
and the pervasive media network; a questioning of product vs. process, knowledge
vs. stimulation, fact vs. perspective.
His artistic production has been
exhibited worldwide and encompasses an eclectic mix of forms, ranging from futuristic
stained-glass windows, digital lightscreens and modular light-sculptures to architectural
manipulations, ephemeral video projections and interactive network installations.
His current explorations and research embrace 3D stereoscopic projection, immersive
multi-sensory environments and interactive non-linear narratives for network/gallery
settings. His work in these fields is presently supported by Turbulence.org, King's
Visualisation Lab: King's College London and Arts Council England.