Lauren McCarthy is a designer, artist and programmer who is fascinated by the slightly uncomfortable moments when patterns are shifted, expectations are broken, and participants become aware of the system. She is a Processing fellow, adjunct faculty at NYU ITP and RISD, and was a resident at Eyebeam. Lauren 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, the WIRED Store, and probably to you – without your knowing it – at some point while interacting with her.