Daniel Temkin (b. 1973, Boston) makes images, programming languages, and interactive pieces exploring our inherently broken patterns of thought. He uses software as a collaborator rather than a tool, exploring the collision between human irrationality and the irrationality of algorithms run wild.
Daniel has spoken widely to both art and hacker audiences about how programming languages function as art pieces, including at Media Art History conferences in Riga, Latvia and Liverpool, UK, the GLI.TC/H conference in Chicago, #ArtsTech and the LISA salon in NYC, Notacon, and Hackers on Planet Earth. His programming language Velato, which requires programmers to write music to control code, belongs to the runme.org software art collection. His work has been shown at Mass MoCA, American University Museum, and featured at galleries such as Christopher Henry, Transfer, Higher Pictures and Carroll/Fletcher.