Shahid Buttar is a multi-modal artist based in San Francisco. He is among the longer serving Sonic Runway volunteers, having worked on the install and breakdown teams for the original installation in Black Rock City in 2003.

In 2016, Shahid's contributions to the project included testing lighting control components, and destroying at least one of them along the way. In addition to offering volunteer help on the Sonic Runway, he promotes digital rights as Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and produces socio-politically conscious dance music. Shahid's most recent tracks are "NSA vs USA" and "Ferguson to Jerusalem."