The Glad Scientist (Daniel Sabio) is a Puerto Rican artist, programmer, and VJ. Considered among the pioneers of virtual reality music as an artform, his works range from live audiovisual performances and multichannel sound installations to brain/heart/blink controlled artworks and immersive video game experiences. These creations, while heavily technical, seek to incite new questions about our futures and technology’s (in)ability to make us (un)expectedly more human.
In recent years, his work has been welcomed at international festivals and symposiums including ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Art), SXSW (South by Southwest), Bass Coast Festival, VRHAM!, FILE (Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica), ACE (Advances in Computer Entertainment), and IAM Weekend, among others. It has been awarded placement in Oculus Launchpad, Art Omi:Music Fellowship, Berlin Sessions Residency, ARTnSHELTER AiR, and Zoo Labs Music Accelerator.
His collaborators are diverse, representing the breadth of his talents, with representation from musicians, visual artists, and technologists, as well as university research groups and design firms. He is a founder of the Art in Tech Atlanta Meetup and VLSC Records, an international indie electronic label.