Telematic artist and cybernetician Roy Ascott (b. 1934) presents a talk as part of The Fresh Air Collection.
Roy Ascott has spearheaded art-based research into the impact of digital and telecommunications networks on consciousness for over 50 years. He studied under Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton at King's College, University of Durham, before establishing the "Groundcourse" at Ealing School of Art, London, the first of a number of radical interventions into art education.
Since he has served in various academic roles, including Dean of San Francisco Art Institute, California, Professor and Head of Communications Theory in the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and Principal of Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Professor of Technoetic Art at University of Plymouth, and Adjunct Professor in Design|Media Arts at the University of California Los Angeles.
In 2011 SPACE presented The Syncretic Sense, a retrospective exhibition of Ascott's work.
Emily Pethick writing in Frieze about Ascott's work:
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