Thorbjørn Lausten (born 1945) is a self taught media artist. At the end of the 1960s he realized his first kinetic works, and shortly after, in 1972, his first interactive ligth work was developed. From 1988-89 he was a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. For several years he has drawn his focus on the visualization of scientific data in an art/philosophical context. He has published two books on light art as well as a number of articles and exhibited concrete paintings, light works, light installations and public works in group and solo exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, Holland and England.