Honorary Doctorates

StelarcStelarc, Curtin University, Australia

Date of Honorary Award: 18/05/2016
Acceptance Speech of Professor Stelarc


Stelarc is a performance artist who has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. He has made three films of the inside of his body. Between 1976-1988 he completed 26 body suspension performances with hooks into the skin. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems, the Internet and biotechnology to engineer intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body. He explores Alternate Anatomical Architectures with augmented and extended body constructs.

He is currently Chair in Performance Art, School of Arts, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK.

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AscottRoy Ascott, Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Date of Honorary Award: 18/05/2016
Acceptance Speech of Professor Roy Ascott


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.

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.

He is a graduate of King's College, University of Durham. He advises new media centres, festivals and juries throughout Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, the USA, CEC and UNESCO.

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Ιερώνυμος Β’

Mr. Hieronymus II, Archbishop of Athens, Greece

Date of Honorary Award: 12/12/2016
Praise by Professor Grigorios-Nikolaos Kanellopoulos