Andrew McWilliams is a New York-based artist and technologist, founder and director of ThoughtWorks Arts and a founding member of ClimateAction.tech. His recent art projects explore links between climate change, perception and society, while his advocacy is centered on support and incubation for climate action in the tech industry.
Andrew has exhibited at Armory Week in New York, HarvestWorks Digital Art Center in New York, Currents New Media Festival in New Mexico, and at the AlphaVille Festival of Post-Digital Culture in London. He has been awarded residencies at the Jaaga Residency Program in Bangalore, the I-Park Foundation in Connecticut, and has been nominated for a Creative Climate Award by the Human Impacts Institute in New York.
Andrew has spoken at TEDx 2017 in Lithuania, Aaron Swartz Day in San Francisco and Creative Tech Week in New York. His programs and work have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, ThinkProgress, Clot Magazine, Technically Brooklyn, Engadget and PBS NewsHour.
My work explores the "blind spots" in our evolutionarily-constructed experience. Using technological tools to generate, manipulate and present media in differing contexts, my work creates space for questioning the danger and the dissonance of existing in environments for which we were not evolutionarily designed.