As an interactive artist and designer, Nick Sears explores the boundaries between physical and virtual, and between reality and illusion. A start in music combined with a love of technology illuminates Sears’ quest to create new means to affect the human experience. In 2006, midway through the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, he created The Orb, the first in a series of three-dimensional display surfaces, aimed at visualizing our planet Earth. His work has been a part of exhibitions and events such as SIGGRAPH, Wired NextFest, Coachella, and TED and has been featured in The New York Times. He recently put the finishing touches on his latest piece, the third in the Orb series, which has been featured in exhibitions in Singapore and Dublin, Ireland and is slated to appear at NEXT ‘09 in Aarhus, Denmark in early April.