Lauren McCarthy is a designer, artist and programmer. She is fascinated by the slightly uncomfortable moments when patterns are shifted, expectations are broken and participants become aware of the system (and the spaces beyond). McCarthy holds an MFA from UCLA and a BS in Computer Science and Art and Design from MIT. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam. She has worked on installations for the London Eye, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, IBM, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello. Her artwork has been shown in a variety of contexts, including the Conflux Festival, SIGGRAPH, LACMA, the Japan Media Arts Festival, the File Festival, Eyebeam and the WIRED Store.