Jaron Lanier, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Jaron Lanier

American computer scientist, musician, and author

Date of Birth: 03-May-1960

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Profession: writer, composer, businessperson, computer scientist, university teacher, programmer, essayist, artificial intelligence researcher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Jaron Lanier

  • Jaron Zepel Lanier (, born May 3, 1960) is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of classical music.
  • Considered a founding father of the field of virtual reality, Lanier and Thomas G.
  • Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves.
  • In the late 1990s, Lanier worked on applications for Internet2, and in the 2000s, he was a visiting scholar at Silicon Graphics and various universities.
  • In 2006 he began to work at Microsoft, and from 2009 has worked at Microsoft Research as an Interdisciplinary Scientist.Lanier has composed classical music and is a collector of rare instruments; his acoustic album, Instruments of Change (1994) features Asian wind and string instruments such as the khene mouth organ, the suling flute, and the sitar-like esraj.
  • Lanier teamed with Mario Grigorov to compose the soundtrack to the documentary film, The Third Wave (2007).
  • In 2010, Lanier was nominated in the TIME 100 list of most influential people.

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