Roy Ascott

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The artist Roy Ascott
Born , Bath, England.
Style and technique of the artist: Art and Electronic media, Venice Biennale,

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Roy Ascott

Roy Ascott
Internationally recognised as the pioneer and seminal theorist of telematic art , Ascott has shown at the Venice Biennale, Electra Paris, Ars Electronica Linz, V2 Holland, Milan Triennale, Biennale do Mercosul, Brazil, European Media Festival, and has initiated many online projects, including the generic work of "distributed authorship", La Plissure du Texte (1983).His research is in art and the technology of consciousness…

Roy Ascott

Art and Telematics: A Match Made in Heaven?
The marriage of art and technology figures prominently in utopian and dystopian formulations of the future. Following the binary logic of modernist discourse, art and her sisters (which include intuition, nature, and metaphyics) form a set that is mapped in opposition to technology and his brothers (analytic reason, machines, and physics). The slogan, "Art and technology – a new unity," which grounded the Bauhaus's modernist utopian vision of the 1920s, suggested that both art and technology were somehow insufficient on their own, and in need of each other…

Roy Ascott
interactive art: Doorway to the post-biological Culture

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