Roy Ascott

 

 

 

 

In collaboration with Executive Director Katerina Karoussos and  The I-Node of the Planetary Collegium

University of Plymouth http://www.i-node.org

Kappatos Athens Art Residency is hosting british artist Roy Ascott in January 2015

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Roy Ascott has exhibited widely, from the Venice Biennale to Ars Electronica. He is published in at least twelve languages, is active in five continents, and recognised internationally as an innovator and visionary. He is president of the Planetary Collegium at Plymouth; Honorary Professor of Thames Valley University, London. Formerly: Adjunct Professor, University of California Los Angeles; Vice-President, San Francisco Art Institute; Professor of Communications Theory, University of Applied Arts, Vienna; President, Ontario College of Art, Toronto. Advisor: new media centres in Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea and the USA, CEC and UNESCO. He edits Technoetic Arts: a journal of speculative research (Intellect). His publications include Telematic Embrace: visionary theories of art, technology and consciousness, Berkeley: University of California Press.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Ascott

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THE ART OF TECHNOETICS: A SYNCRETIC STRATEGY.

According to Roy Ascott, ‘looking at the way we are now, we see that our planet is telematic, our media is moist, our hypotheses are transitory, our mind is technoetic, our sensorium is extended, our identity is multiple, our body is transformable, our reality is variable, our substrate is nano. Art will become progressively more syncretic, or risk losing entirely its social and spiritual significance.’

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