Aaron Koblin

Co-Founder & CTO

Aaron Koblin is the CTO and co-founder of Within, a leading technology company and distribution platform that is defining the medium of virtual reality. Koblin is a visionary technologist who has a passion for art, leading him to team up with director Chris Milk in co-founding Within in 2014. Milk and Koblin have collaborated for the last 10 years on several groundbreaking projects, seamlessly blending consumer technology and entertainment -- such as Arcade Fire’s integration of Google Earth in their “Wilderness Downtown”, and the collaborative Johnny Cash Project music video. Prior to Within, Koblin created and led the Data Arts Team at Google from 2008-2015. He has received numerous awards including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Interaction Design and the National Science Foundation's award for science visualization. He received an Emmy in 2014, and two of his music video collaborations have been Grammy-nominated. In 2010, Koblin was the Abramowitz Artist in Residence at MIT. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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