Interdisciplinary Conference

TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE

in Art & Science

26-28 May 2017, Ionian University, Corfu Greece

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Roy Ascott


Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Photo: Tom Mesic
2014 Festival Ars Electronica
Speech by Roy Ascott, the first winner of the new Prix category “Visionary Pioneer of Media Art”
Recipient of the Ars Electronica Golden Nica Award for Visionary Pioneers of Media Art 2014, Roy Ascott has shown at the Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, Biennale do Mercosul Brazil, European Media Festival, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, etc. His seminal projects include La Plissure du Texte at Electra, Paris 1984, (Second Life versions in 2010, 2012), and Aspects of Gaia Ars Electronica, 1989. His retrospective The Syncretic Sense was shown at Plymouth Arts Centre, 2009; at the Incheon International Digital Art Festival, Korea, 2010, and at SPACE, Hackney, London, 2011. Roy Ascott: Syncretic Cybernetics was part of the Shanghai Biennale 2012. Roy Ascott: The Analogues, Plug-In ICA Winnipeg in 2013. His work is in the Tate permanent collection.

He is President of the Planetary Collegium (World Universities Forum Award for Best Practice in Higher Education 2011), and the DeTao Master of Technoetic Arts at the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai; Honorary Professor of Aalborg University, Copenhagen, and University of West London.

In 1960s London, he established the radical Groundcourse at Ealing and then Ipswich, and taught at the Slade, Saint Martins and the Central Schools of Art. In the 1970s he was President of Ontario College of Art, Toronto, and later Vice-President of San Francisco Art Institute. He was Professor of Communications Theory, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, in the 1980s, and University of Wales Professor of Interactive Arts in the 1990s.

He is a graduate of King's College, University of Durham.

He lectures and publishes throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Founding Editor of Technoetic Arts (Intellect), and Honorary Editor of Leonard (MIT Press). His books include: 未来就是现在:艺术,技术和意识 [The Future is Now: Art, Technology, and Consciousness], Gold Wall Press, Beijing, 2012; Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art Technology and Consciousness, University of California Press, 2003. 테크노에틱 아트 [Technoetic Arts].Yonsei University Press, 2002.テレマティックス:新しい美学の構築に向かって。[Art & Telematics: toward the Construction of New Aesthetics] NTT, Tokyo, 1998.

He advises new media centres, festivals and juries throughout Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, the USA, CEC and UNESCO.

He is a Doctor Honoris Causa of Ionian University , Corfu, Greece.

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