She is an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. Her work "SOMEONE" was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica and the Japan Media Arts Social Impact Award, and "LAUREN" was awarded the IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction. Lauren's work has been exhibited internationally at places such as the Barbican Centre, Haus der elektronischen Künste, SIGGRAPH, Onassis Cultural Center, IDFA DocLab, Science Gallery Dublin, and Seoul Museum of Art, and many other international exhibitions.
Lauren holds an MFA from UCLA, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Art and Design from MIT. She is also the creator of p5.js, an open-source art and education platform that prioritizes access and diversity in learning to code. Lauren is an Associate Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts.