Scott Snibbe, a pioneering interactive artist and augmented reality entrepreneur, is the host of the meditation podcast A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment. He has founded several creative technology companies including the social music video startup Eyegroove, acquired by Facebook to integrate its AR effect technology into Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Snibbe has produced several bestselling mobile apps, including the world's first “app album” Björk: Biophilia.
Snibbe began his career as one of the early developers of After Effects (acquired by Adobe), and spent several years as a researcher at Paul Allen’s Interval Research Corporation working on interactive music, automated editing, computer vision, and haptics.
Snibbe’s interactive art and augmented reality installations have been incorporated into concert tours, museums, and airports; and he has collaborated with musicians and filmmakers including Björk, Philip Glass, Beck, and James Cameron. His work can be found in the collections of New York MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other institutions.
Snibbe holds over thirty patents, and has received the Webby and Ars Electronica awards, and grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has served as an advisor to The Institute for the Future and The Sundance Institute; and held teaching and research positions at UC Berkeley, NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematics, San Francisco Art Institute, and California Institute for the Arts. For the past decade he has volunteered as a meditation instructor.
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