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Nathaniel Ober

Freelance Artistat self employed
Joshua Tree,
United States
Focus area: Analog, Astronomy, Space, Climate, Atmospheric Science, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Computer Music, Electroacoustic Music, Sonification, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Data Art, Science, Digital Art, New Media, Ecology, Environment, Electronics, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Experimental Music, Fabrication, Maker Art, Fine Arts 2D, Fine Arts 3D, Music, Musicology, Public Art, Robotics, Electronics, Science Theory, Philosophy, Sculpture, Spacial, Site Specific, Place Making, Sound, Acoustics, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Video, Film

Nathaniel Ober is an internationally known experimental digital artist who has a unique hybrid creative practice that spans sculpture, sound, instrument building, digital prototyping, astrophysics, interactivity and more. He engages audiences by sharing listening experiences from the natural world with processes of sonification. These experimental works can be experienced in the field or through his multi-sensory immersive installations.


Ober’s work has been featured nationally at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and internationally at the Parque Explora in Medellín Colombia, Arteles Creative Center in Finland as well as ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art). 


From 2009–2013 Nathaniel was program director of multimedia and graphic design at the Raffles Design Institute in New Delhi, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Ober holds an MFA from the Digital Arts and New Media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Journal Articles:
Leonardo Gallery

Leonardo Gallery

April 2015