Roy Ascott

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In the late 20th century, the formative issues in digital art were about connectivity and interaction. Now at the start of the 3rd millennium, our post-digital objectives will increasingly be technoetic and syncretic. During the previous two centuries, there was much ado about e pluribus unum: out of many, one: a unified culture, unified self, unified mind,(More)
This paper examines the implications of Alife for the generation of a new kind of dramaturgy. Traditionally, the transmission of meaning is controlled centrally by a director, the supreme authority, for whom the actor is the instrument of representation. Closure and resolution mark this dramatic form in which audience interaction is seldom invoked, and(More)
Taking the Planetary Collegium as their starting point, members of the round table address research issues as they relate to the development of practice and theory in the context of collaborative criticism and inquiry across a wide field of knowledge and experience. The Collegium network is worldwide, in terms of its meeting and conference locations, the(More)
N e w A p p r o a c h e s i n M u l t i m e d i a C o n t e n t a n d D e s i g n Interactive Dramaturgies Interactive media allow and at the same time require new forms of dramaturgy. Heide Hagebölling develops a new understanding of dramaturgy – so called “Interactive Dramaturgy” or “Expanded Dramaturgy”. Beyond the traditional concept, Interactive(More)
« Since the 1960s, the British educator, artist, and theoretician Roy Ascott has been one of Europe's most active and outspoken practitioners of interactive computer art Ten years before the personal computer came into existence, Ascott saw that interactivity in computer-based forms of expression would be an emerging issue in the arts. Intrigued by the(More)
Since the end of the Cold War art and technology awareness theory has emerged in response to concurrently developing forms of new media. This theory responds to digitization as it arises out of analogue systems and the parallel waning of industrial modes of production. Art and technology awareness theory also considers the dominion of public social space in(More)
This paper addresses the relationship of consciousness to artificial life set in the context of art. Artificial life is as much a part of our quest for self-definition as an instrument in the construction of reality. In exploring the technology of life we are exploring the possibilities of what we might become. In our hypermediated, telematic culture, the(More)
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