ICLC 2023 Catalogue

Shawn Lawson (Obi-Wan Codenobi)


  • Arizona State University
  • The Rebel Scum



Shawn Lawson is a computational artist and researcher creating the computational
sublime. He performs under the pseudonym Obi-Wan Codenobi where he live-codes real- time computer graphics and neural nets with his open source software. Lawson has performed, exhibited, or screened in museums, galleries, festivals, and public space across
five continents. Lawson has published in a wide range of international technical and arts
conferences and journals. His work has been funded by national and international agencies.
Lawson studied fine arts at Carnegie Mellon University and École Nationale Supèrieure des Beaux-Arts and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an
Associate Professor and Animation Program Director at Arizona State University.