James Oliverio is internationally known as a creative artist, researcher, educator, and producer, and is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant to digital media industry and education programs. He has served as Executive Director of the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida since January 2001, with full professorships in Digital Arts & Sciences and in Music. He holds five Emmy Awards from the Atlanta chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His work has been funded by agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, and the Reader’s Digest Foundation. His work in internationally-distributed performing and digital arts has been featured on CNN International and the BBC.
Oliverio’s orchestral scores have been commissioned and premiered by ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra and the symphonies of Atlanta, Columbus, and Pittsburgh, in addition to performances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Oliverio has produced for and collaborated with Jazz @ Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and served as Artistic Consultant on a number of projects with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Prior to becoming the Founding Director of the Digital Worlds Institute, Oliverio served as the Artist in Residence at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and also as Founding Director of AudioLab in the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center in the Georgia Tech College of Computing.