Seth Thompson is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah, specializing in 360° panoramic imaging and its history. His research interests and practice primarily focus on the interpretation and representation of visual culture and heritage using panoramic imaging and hypermedia systems. Media art history with special emphasis on the panorama plays an integral role in this theoretical and practice-based investigation. Thompson is an Advisory Board member and former President (2017–2020) of the International Panorama Council and a member of the International Art Critics Association. He has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates since 2006.

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International Panorama Council (IPC)
International Art Critics Association (AICA)
College Art Association (CAA)

Design Philosophy

“In navigating artistic waters, philosophy is the wind, purpose the sail, and design is the vessel that carries the idea to its destination.”