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Hi, I’m Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo.

(Or Sarah GHP for short.)

I am a designer, programmer, artist. These days I’m a masters student in the Integrated Digital Media program at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. (Check out my thesis site.) I like to explore the way technology and information are currently constructed and to imagine ways it could be different.

I have played with computers, art, and data at the School For Poetic Computation and the Office for Creative Research, and last autumn “Dot”, a data art piece, was part of the Medialounge NYC show at Westbeth. (The best feedback came from one of the organizers who said, “At first I thought this was going to be more stupid data shit, but it was actually really hypnotizing.”)

Artwise, I endeavor to create works that move away from an information-instrumental view of data and into an aesthetic exploration of experience. By moving away from strict data representation, I hope to provide an optional take on the kinds of relationship we can have with information in a computer-organized world — one that is less about perfection and completion and more about augmenting our humanity.

I also like to use technology to create emotional protheses for objects and people. And sometimes I mess around with programming languages, too.

If you are interested in my professional background and design work, you can download my CV. To see my design portfolio, shoot me an email.