Professor Roy Ascott

Professor Roy Ascott

Emeritus Professor

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Founding President of the Planetary Collegium and Director of the CAiiA-Hub (Centre for advanced Inquiry in Integrative Arts)

De Tao Master of Technoetic Arts, Beijing De Tao Masters Academy, Shanghai

Doctor Honoris Causa, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Honorary Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark

Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica Award for Visionary Pioneer of Media Art 2014

Honorary Professor, University of West London

Editor, Technoetic Arts, journal of Speculative Research (Intellect).

Editorial Board of Leonardo Journal (MIT Press)



BA Hons Fine Art (Dunelm)

King's College, Newcastle, University of Durham. Studied painting under Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton, and Art History under Sir Lawrence Gowing and Quentin Bell .


2000-2004 Adjunct Professor, (Step VI), Design|Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles.

1994 – 2003. University of Wales Professor of Interactive Art.

1997 –  2003 Visiting Professor of Technoetic Arts, University of Plymouth.

  • Director of the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA), Universityof Wales College, Newport. UK (1994 – 2003)    
  • Director of the Science Technology and Art Research Centre (STAR), School of Computing, University of Plymouth. UK (1997 – 2003). 
1985-92. Professor for Communications Theory, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. [ HS Professor, Vorstand der Lehrkanzel fuer Kommunikationstheorie]

1980-93 Head of Fine Art, Newport School of Art & Design, Gwent College, Wales.

1975-78. Vice-President, Dean of the College, SanFrancisco Art Institute, California, USA.

1974-75. Tenuredl Professor, Chair, Dept. of FineArt, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, USA

1973-74. Visiting Tutor in Sculpture, Saint Martin’sSchool of Art, London, and Central School of Art Design, London.

1971-72. President, Chief Executive Officer, OntarioCollege of Art, Toronto, Canada.

1968-71. Visiting Lecturer in Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London

1967-71. Principal Lecturer in Painting, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, England.

1964-67. Head of Fine Art, Ipswich Civic College,Suffolk, England.

1961-64 Head of Foundation Studies (“The Groundcourse”),Ealing School of Art, London.

1959-61. Studio Demonstrator in Fine Art, King’sCollege, University of Durham.

Professional membership

Fellow Royal Society of Arts

College Art Association of America

Roles on external bodies

Advisory Board Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland since 2011. Member, Art and Media Panel of the Arts and Humanities Research Council 2003-2005. This is one of a number of prestigious research committees that I have served on, including : Emerging Technologies and Art Gallery papers, ACM SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles 2004, 2005; Ciberarts, Bilbao 2004; Art and Science Association, Japan, 2005; International Society for Electronic Arts International Advisory Board. UNESCO, Paris. Digi-Arts Knowledge Portal: Arts, Science and Technology International Advisory Committee (since 2002.

Keynotes and research seminars at conferences, universities, and new media centres in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, South Korea, USA.



Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner PhD Royal College of Art

External Examiner PhD University of Oxford

External Examiner PhD University of the Arts London



Research interests

Transdisciplinary issues that will advance an art that is telematic, technoetic, cybernetic, and syncretic.

Other research

Cultural syncretism 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

32 PhDs awarded (Director of Studies)

Creative practice & artistic projects

Electronic Superhighway. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. 2016.

Roy Ascott: The Analogues. Plug-in Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada. 2013

Roy Ascott: Syncretic Cybernetics. 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China.2012-13

Roy Ascott, The Syncretic Sense, (retrospective 1960-2011), [ SPACE ] Hackney London, 2011

Roy Ascott, Mobile Art (Retrospective 1960-2010), International Festival of Digital Art, Incheon, South Korea. 2010.

Roy Ascott, The Syncretic Sense, (retrospective 1960-2009) Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, England. 2009

New Technologies. Ascott, Bolognini, Forest, Kriesche, Mitropoulos. Museo del SannioBenevento, Italy 2003

Art-ID/Cyb-ID. Identities in Cyberspace. WWW project. Biennal do Mercosul. Porto Alegre, Brazil. 1999

Apollo 13. Interactive elevator (Televator), permanent installation. Concept design by Roy Ascott.1996. Linz: Ars Electronica Center.

Identity in Cyberspace: WorldWideWeb and CD ROM project between artists in Newport, Barcelona and Dublin. Directed by Roy Ascott. 1996. Newport: CAiiA.

Roy Ascott’s telematic art projects from 1984-94. Video documentation. 1995. Milan: Triennale di Milano.

Gasflow. Telematic project, Internet and walkie-talkies in a text/sound interchange. Directed by Roy Ascott. 1994. Amsterdam: Mission Impossible, Gashouder.

Telenoia: a global networking project for the eighth day of the week. Telematic project using vidphone, fax, BBS, EARN. Directed by Roy Ascott. 1992. ‘s-Hertogenbosch: V2 Organization.

The Geometry of Silence. Distributed sound installation. Directed by Roy Ascott. 1992. Vienna and Innsbruck: Museum Moderner Kunst and Ferdinandeum.

Virtuelle Werelden. Documentary exhibition of computer communication projects by Roy Ascott,

( also work by Peter Beyls and Hugo Heyrman). 1991. Antwerp: Internationaal Cultureel Centrum.

Texts, Bombs and Videotape .(Slowscan TV, digital image and fax exchange between artists in Vancouver, Pittsburgh , Vienna, and Bristol. Directed by Roy Ascott. 1991. Bristol: Watershed Media Centre.

Aspects of Gaia: digital pathways across the whole earth . Interactive art installation and telematic project with artists in three continents.Directed by Roy Ascott. 1989. Linz: Ars Electronica Festival of Art and Technology.

Making the Invisible Visible . Telematic image/text exchange between artists at University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Carnegie-Mellon University and University College London). Directed by Roy Ascott. 1988. Vienna: Hochschule für angewandte Kunst.

Digital Body Exchange . Digital image network between artists in Gwent, Perth, Sidney, Vienna, and Pittsburgh. Directed by Roy Ascott. 1987.Vienna: Hochschule für angewandte Kunst.

Planetary Network: Laboratory UBIQUA .Artists in three continents interacting through computer networks, videotex, slowscan TV, fax ). Directed by Roy Ascott, Don Foresta and Tom Sherman. 1986. Venice: XLII Esposizione d’Arte La Biennale di Venezia.

Sonart: l’image à distance par son. Slowscan TV by short wave radio transmission, Alma - Québec, Pittsburgh. Directed by Roy Ascott and Robert ADRIAN. 1985. Alma, Québec: ANNPAC/RAC.

Organe et Fonction d’Alice au Pays des Merveilles . Interactive videotex project (Minitel). Directed by Roy Ascott. 1985. Paris: Centre Pompidou, Les Immateriaux.

La Plissure du Texte (A Planetary Fairy Tale). Telematic project between artists in Paris, Amsterdam,Vienna, Bristol, Sydney, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Toronto, San Francisco, Honolulu, Alma. Directed by Roy Ascott.1983. Paris: Musée d’Art Moderne.

Four Wings (Planetary I Ching), International Telematic project . Directed by Roy Ascott. 1982. Linz: Ars Electronica Festival.

Terminal Art, First International Artists’ Computer Conferencing project , USA - UK. Directed by Roy Ascott. 1980. Bristol.

Solo Exhibitions of Paintings and Constructions

1980. Dartington Hall, Totnes.

1978. Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, California

1972. University of Guelph, Ontario

1970. Angela Flowers Gallery, London

1969. Exe Gallery, Exeter

1968. Ikon Gallery, Birmingham;

1968. Laing Art Gallery & Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

1965. Hamilton Galleries (Annely Juda), London;

1965. Queen’s University, Belfast

1964. Gallerie Suzanne de Conninck, Paris

1963. Molton Gallery, London

1961. Artists International Association Gallery, London;

1961. St.Johns Gallery, York

1960. Univision Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Paintings and Constructions by Roy Ascott were shown in numerous group exhibitions in the UK , France, Spain, Sweden, and Germany between 1960-1970.

Three works made by Roy Ascott in the 1960s were included in the exhibition The Sixties Art Scene in Britain at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, March-June 1993.




Ascott, R. 2012. 未来就是现在:艺术,技术和意识 [The Future is Now: Art, Technology, and Consciousness]. Beijing: Gold Wall Press.pp334

Ascott, R., Girao, L. M. (eds). 2011. Presence in the Mindfield: art, identity,and the technology of transformation. Aveiro, Portugal: Universidade deAveiro. 297pp.

Ascott, R., Gangvik, E., Jahrmann, M. (eds). 2010. Making Reality Really Real. Trondheim:TEKS. 219pp.

Ascott, R., Bast, G., Fiel, W. (eds). 2009. New Realities: Being Syncretic. Vienna:Springer. 360pp.

Ascott, R. 2006. (ed). Engineered Nature: art and consciousness in the post-biological era.

Bristol: Intellect Books . 332pp.

Ascott, R. 2003. Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art Technology and Consciousness. Edited with an Essay by Edward A. Shanken, E. Berkeley: University of California Press. 427pp.

Ascott, Roy. 2002. Technoetic Arts (Korean translation: YI, Won-Kon), (Media & Art Series no. 6, Institute of Media Art, Yonsei University). Yonsei: Yonsei University Press. 2002

Ascott, R. (ed). 2000. Art Technology Consciousness. Intellect Books. 234 pp

Ascott, R. (ed). 1999. Reframing Consciousness. Exeter: Intellect Books. 314 pp.

Ascott, R. 1998. Art & Telematics: toward the Construction of New Aesthetics. (Japanese translation:E. Fujihara). Tokyo: NTT Publishing Co. 268pp.

Ascott, R. (ed) 1997. Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era. 1st International CAiiA Research Conference Proceedings. Newport: University of Wales College, Newport. 420pp.


Ascott, R. and Jocks, H-N. 2013. Fuer Eine Dynamische Betrachtung  der Welt. In: Kunstforum. Bd. 220. Marz-April 2013. 

Ascott, R. 2013. Back to Nature II. In: More, M & Vita-More, N. (eds). The Transhumanist Reader. Oxford: Wiley.

Ascott, R.  2010. Art at the End of Tunnel Vision:a syncretic surmise. In: Scott, J. (ed) Networkingthe Margins. New York : Springer.

Ascott, R.2010.  Avances de la telematica y el arteinteractivo, and Del ciberespacio a la realidad sincrética. In: La Ferla, J.(ed). Arte, Ciencia y Tecnología: un panorama crítico .Buenos Aires: Espacio Fundación Telefónica.  

Ascott, R. 2010. Is therelove in the telematic embrace? In: Morely, S. (ed). The Sublime. London:Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press.146-147.ISBN 978-0-262-1391-3

Ascott, R. 2009. Art in the Time of the 4thVR. In: Bulatov, D. (ed). Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-BiologicalAge. Kalingrad: National Center for Contemporary Art. Pp. 26-32. ISBN978-5-94620-054-7

Ascott, R. 2009. Creative Cybernetics. In: Brown, P., Gere,C., et al.(eds) White Heat Cold Logic; British Computer Art 1960-1980.Cambridge: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-02653-6  

Ascott, R. 2009. The Ambiguity of Self: living in a variablereality. In: Bast, G., Fiel, W. (eds). New Realities: Being Syncretic.            Vienna: Springer. ISBN 978-3-211-78890-5

Ascott, R. 2009. Mantenha distância! In: Maciel, K. (ed).Transcinemas. Rio de Janeiro: Contra Cape.  Pp417-424. ISBN 978-85-7740-009-3

Ascott, R. 2008. Moist Media Art: when the jaguar lies downwith the Lamb.In: Pandilovski, M. (ed). Art in the Biotech Era. Adelaide:Experimental Art Foundaton ISBN 0 949836 52 4


Ascott, R. 2008. Pixels and Particles: The Path toSyncretism. In: Alexenberg, M. (ed). Educating Artists for the Future: Learningat the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Culture. Bristol: Intellect.ISBN 978-184150918


Ascott, R. 2008. Papillonage, Perspectivism, and Four Pointsof Play. In: Laboral.(ed) Homo Ludens Ludens. Gijón:Laboral Ciudad de La Cultura. ISBN 978-8461241415

Ascott, R. 2008. Findes Kaerligheden I den telematisckeomfavnelse? Copenhaven:Billedkunst Skolernes Forlag. ISBN 978-87-7945-059-2  

Ascott, R. 2007. Terror Incognito: steps to an extremity ofmind. In: Armand, L.(ed).Language Systems after Structuralism. Prague:Litteraria  Pragensia. ISBN978-80-7308-171-3  

Ascott, R. 2007. O espiritual na arte: uma perspectivatechnoetica. In: Amaral, L. and A.Geiger. (eds). In Vitrio, in vivo, in silico.São Paulo: Attar Editorial. ISBN 978-85-85115-32-6

1. Ascott, R. 2006. Technoetic Pathways towards the Spiritual in Art: a transdisciplinary perspective on issues of connectedness, coherence and consciousness. Leonardo 39:1 pp. pp. 65-69 ISSN 0024-094X

2. Ascott, R. 2005. Distance Makes the Art Grow Further: Distributed Authorship and Telematic Textuality In La Plissure Du Texte. In: A. Chandler and N. Neumark (eds), At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-03328-3. Pp 282-297

2.1 The first version of this text was embodied in a refereed presentation to ISEA 2002 (International Society for Electronic Art) Nagoya, Japan October 2002,

and later published as :

2.2 Ascott, R. 2004. Orai, or How the Text Got Pleated: A Genealogy of La Plissure du Texte: A Planetary Fairytale. Leonardo. 37.3. ISSN 0024-094X.

2.3 Ascott, R. 2005. Plissando o texto: origins e desenvolvvimento da arte telemática. In: Leão, L. (ed). O chip e o Caleidoscópio: reflexes sobre as novas mídias. São Paulo: Senac. pp. 415-430. ISBN 85-7359-420-9. Trans: L. C. Borges.

3. Ascott, R. 2004. Planetary Technoetics: Art, Technology and Consciousness. Leonardo, 37, 2. pp 111-116. ISSN 0024-094X

Versions/translations of this paper have been published as:

3.1 Ascott, R. 2004. En la ment del planeta: art I tecnoetica. In: V. Altaió, (ed.) Dali. Noves Fronteres de la Ciencia, l’Art I el Pensament. Dali.. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya. ISBN 84-393-6896-8. pp. 46-59, 134-142

3.2 Ascott, R. 2003 Planetary Technoetics: Art, Technology and Consciousness. Art Inquiry: recherche sur les Arts. 1V (XIII). Lodz: Societas Scientarium Lodziensis. pp7-17. ISSN 0459-6854

3.3 Ascott, R. 2003. Realidades convergentes. Convergent realities. Art technology consciousness from the planetary perspective. a minima:: publicacion de arte actual. 11. pp. 118- 129. ISSN 1697-7777

4 Ascott, R. 2005. Moistmedia et esprit médiatisé: vers une connectivité biophotonique.In: L. Poissant and E. Daubner (eds.), Art et Biotechnologies. Montréal: Presses de l”université du Québec. Pp43 -54. ISBN 2-7605-1328-9.

Versions/translations of this paper have been published as:

4.1 Ascott, R.2006. Ontological Engineering: connectivity in the nanofield. In: R. Ascott (ed), Engineering Nature; art and consciousness in the post-biological era. Bristol: Intellect.. ISBN 1-84150-128-X. pp. 69-76

4.2 Ascott, R. 2005. Medios Húmedos Tecnoéticos. Arte, Mente y Materia en el Siglo XXI (trans. A. Iribas). In: Actas: Nuevos Materiales Technologias para el Art. Madrid: Universidad Complutense. ISBN 84-608-0396-1. pp 483 – 493

4.3 Ascott, R. 2004. Arte Na Vanguarda Da Net: O Futuro será úmido!. In: G. Ferreira &. P. Venancio Filho). Arte & Ensaios, XI. Rio de Janeiro: UFJR. pp. 164-173

4.4 Ascott, R. 2003.Fluxo biofotônico: unindo realidades virtual e vegetal. In: K. Maciel and A. Parente (eds), Lessa, A. (trans).Redes Sensoriais: arte, ciênca, tecnologia. Rio de Janeiro: Contra Capa Livraria. pp.245-258

4.5 Ascott, R. 2003. Arte, Biofotónicae a tecnologia da transformação./ Art, biophotonics & the technology of transformation. [W]ART.1. pp 68-73, 172-174.

4.6 Ascott, R. 2003. Quando a onça se deita com a ovelha: a arte com mídias úmidas e a cultura pós-biológica. In: D. Domingues (ed). Arte e vida no século XXI. São Paulo: Editora UNESP.ISBN 85-7139-489-X . Pp.273-284

4.7 Ascott, R. 2002. Moist Ontology. In: F. Evers and L Van Der Velden (eds). The Art of Programming: Sonic Acts 2001 conference book. Amsterdam: de Balie. pp17-38

5. Ascott, R. 2005. Syncretic Reality and the Technoetic Universe.

4th. International Conference on Entertainment Computing. Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan.

A version of this research was also published as:

5.1 Ascott, R. 2005. Syncretic Reality: art, process, and potentiality. Drain Magazine, a Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture. Savannah College of Art and Design.

5.2 Ascott, R. Being Syncretic: the technoetic approach to transmodality. Proceedings. ISEA 2006. [TBP]

5.3 Ascott, R. 2005. Being Syncretic. In: Transmodalities: mind, art, new media. Sabancı University, Istanbul. [TBP]

6. Ascott, R. 2006. Gardens of Hypotheses and Geomediated Meaning. In: S. Murray (ed), Disturbing Territories. New York: Springer.ISBN 3-211-25245-2. pp. 84-90



Reports & invited lectures

[ 2012-2008 Selected presentations in preparation]


18-19 January. Z-Node visit.

20-21 January. Conference: Consciousness and Quantum Computers. 7th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics and Aesthetics, Lucerne, Switzerland.

1/2 March. webcast presentation: "Syncretic Strategies". Symposium: The Ideology of the Image. Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia.

7-12 March. Workshop. Yi Won Kon Mobile Lab Project. Art Center NABI, Seoul, South Korea.

19-22 April. Planetary Collegium Summit, Montreal, Quebec.

19-29 April. Joint Composite Session CAiiA + M-Node. Montreal, Quebec.

30 April Lecture: Syncretic fields. Dept. Design|Media arts, University of California Los Angeles, USA. Graduate seminar and tutorials.

2 May. Lecture: The Technoetic Culture: syncretising art, technology and the spiritual in the 21st century.Moorpark College, Moorpark, California, USA

18 May. External Examiner. Goncalo Furtado, Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London

21-25 June. 2nd International Meeting of Art & Science, The Spirit of Discovery II. Low and High Power Societies.

Arts, Sciences and Technology Foundation - Observatory, Trancoso, Portugal.

2-3 July. Lecture: "Multinational Networks for Research Communication in the Digital Arts: Challenges for Research Supervision". Conference: Masters and Doctorates in the 21st Century and the Impact of the Digital Age. UK Council for Graduate Education, University of Leicester, UK.

15-24 July. CAiiA-Hub Composite Session. University of Plymouth campus.

27-31 August. Muestra Euromericana de cine, video y arte digital. Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Buenos Aires

28 August Presentation: Cyberspace, Connectivity, Interactivity and Transcendence. Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires.

29 August Presentation: Arts, Science and Emergent Technologies: Shamanism, consciousness and hybrid cultures. Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires.

31 August August Presentation: "Art between the Academy and Science". Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Buenos Aires.

31 Oct – 3 Nov. Lecture: "Technoetic Disability and the Syncretic Condition".Conference: Mobile/ Immobilized: Art, biotechnologies & (Dis)abilities. UQUAM, Montréal, Québec.

14 November. Webcast Keynote: "Syncretic Technoetics: the post digital paradigm". International Symposium on Art & Technology ISAT2007, Seoul, South Korea (KAIST).

8-10 November. Paper: "Terror Incognito: Steps toward an Extremity of Mind". International Conference: MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences.International Centre for Art and New Technologies (CIANT), Prague.

11 November. Leonardo Day (40th Anniversary Event), Prague.

16 November. Honorary Professorship Award Ceremony. Thames Valley University.

28-30 November. Keynote. Conference: ICAT2007, 17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence. Esbjerg, Denmark.

2 - 11 December. CAiiA-Hub and M-Node joint Composite Session. NABA, Milan and Accademia, Carrera, Italy.


27 – 30 January Seminar Chair, Port Eliot Conversations. Port Eliot, St.Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, England.

6/7 February. Keynote: M-Node inaugural conference.Nuova Accademia de Belli Arte, Milan, Italy.

5 April. Paper: “Syncretic reality: new media art in the technoetic culture”. Tucson VII - Toward a Science of Consciousness 2006. University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.

6 April. Chair: Planetary Collegium Research Conference, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson.

8 – 17 April. Director: CAiiA-Hub Composite Session. Tucson, Arizona, USA.

17 – 21 April. Graduate seminars. Design|Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles, USA.

24 April. Keynote: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain

8/9 May. Paper. Conference: The Spirit of Discovery. FACTO (Foundation for Arts, Sciences and Technology – Observatory), Trancoso, Portugal.

15-24 July. Director: CAiiA-Hub Composite Session, University of Plymouth campus, Plymouth, England.

22/23 July. Conference Convenor: Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference:Immatereality. University of Plymouth campus, Plymouth, England.


11 Jan. tArt Lecture 2005. Connectivity, Consciousness, and Coherence: toward a technoetic art. Twente University, Netherlands

22-23 Jan. Paper. Technoetics, Telematics & Teleportation: the necessary confluence of art technology, scienc and consciousness research. 6th Swiss Biennale on Science, Technics + Aesthetics.Lucerne, Switzerland.Bewusstsein und TTeleportation. 6. Schweizer Biennale zu Wissenschaft, Technik + Ästhetik.

24 Jan. Art and Humanities Research Board, London.

14/15 Mar. Brighton: Talk: “Moistmedia, the Three VRs, and the Terminal Body. A COGS Inter- disciplinary Symposium: Art, Body, Embodiment. University of Sussex, Centre for Research in Cognitive Science.

2-13 Apr. Dallas. CAiiA-Hub Composite Session.

8-10 Apr . Dallas. Talk: “Dark Matters, Light Issues”. Conference: Shaping Consciousness: Spirituality, New Media, and Identity.

14-16 Apr. Savannah. Meetings re: SCAD node of the Planetary Collegium. Savannah College of Art & Design, Georgia.

15 Apr. Savannah. College Lecture: Transdisciplinary Transformations: art and design in a culture of connectivity. Savannah College of Art & Design, Georgia.

17-24 Apr. Los Angeles. Seminars/ Lecture(TBA), Design|Media Arts. UCLA.

3 May. London. Art & Humanities Research Board.

4-6 Jul. Cambridge. UK. Conference: Description and Creativity . Cambridge University

18-28 Jul. Plymouth. CAiiA-Hub Composite Session. University of Plymouth.

23/24 Jul. Plymouth, Conference: Altered States, transformations of perception, place and


31Jul-4 Aug. Los Angeles. SIGGRAPH 2005. Art Gallery Symposia Coordinator, and

Emerging Technology Access Grid: Presentation, and Chair, Planetary Collegium Panels.

19/21 Sept Sanda, Japan. Kwansei Gakuin University, 4th International Conference on Entertainment Computing. Invited Talk: "Syncretic Reality in the Technoetic Universe".

22/23 Sept . Kyoto. National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and Kyoto University. 2nd International Ubiquitous Home Workshop: ubiquitous society and entertainment. Invited Talk: "Syncretic Reality and the Ubiquity of Mind".

22-24 Nov Madrid. Complutense University. Conference: New Materials and Technologies for Art.

28 Nov -8 Dec Istanbul. Planetary Collegium, CAiiA-Hub Composite Sessions.

1/2 Dec Istanbul. Sabanc? University, Conference: Transmodalities: art , mind and new media.


Jan-Feb Newcastle UK.Consultancy:University Culture Lab

Jan 9/10 Valenicia, Spain. Jury:Ciberarts conference

Mar-07 Winchester,UK. Panel with Eno, Metzger: Art & Mind Festival

Apr 1-6 UCLA, USA.Graduate Seminars: Design|Media Arts

Apr 6-11 Tucson,USA.Paper/Conference: Science of Consciousness

Apr 20-30 Bilbao,Spain.Composite Session: Planetary Collegium

Apr-29 Bilbao,Spain.Planetary Collegium: Ciberarts Conference

May-15 Cleveland, USA.Keynote lecture: Cleveland Museum of Art

May-21 London, UK.Evaluations: Art/Humanities Research Board.

May-28/29 Newcastle UK.Consultancy:University Culture Lab

Jun30/Jul 6 Sao Paulo,Brazil.Paper/Conference:Art.ficial Emotion ITAU

Jul 15-20 Mellila, Morocco.Paper/Conference: Art/Science/Spirituality

Aug 7-12 Los Angeles, USA. Chair, RoundTables-Synaesthesia:Siggraph '04

Aug 22-31 Plymouth , UK.Composite Session:Planetary Collegium CAiiA-Hub

Sept. 2 Linz., Austria. Moderator, Media Art Forum - Digital Avant-Garde, Ars Electronica

Sept. 4 Linz., Austria.Panelist, TIMESHIFT:, Art, Spirit and the Future, Ars Electronica Festival

Sept 7. Bristol. UK. Art and Humanities Research Board.

Sept 26-30 Zurich, Switzerland. Board meeting, Z-Node, Planetary Collegium.

Oct 4-11 Montreal, Canada.Paper /Conference: Art & Biotechnologies.

Oct 25 Bristol. UK. Talk and discussion. Cafe Scientifique.

Nov 1-4 Figueres, Spain. Keynote. Conference: Dalí. Noves fronteres de la ciència, l'art i el


Nov 9-13 Manizales, Colombia. Keynote. 4th International Image Festival

Nov 19-30 Beijing, China. Composite Session: Planetary Collegium CAiiA-Hub

Nov 24-27 Beijing, China. Qi and Complexity: 6th Consciousness Reframed 2005

Dec1-5 Shanghai and Beijing.

Dec 13-15 Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy

Conferences organised

[ update in progress]

Convened the International Research Conferences Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era . 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003, at University of Wales, Newport.

In 2002, Perth, Western Australia, hosted by Curtin University.

2004 Peking University, Beijing. 2005 (Altered States) University of Plymouth.

Convenor and Chair of Planetary Collegium conferences hosted by: Artspace Media Centre, Dublin (1997); La Beneficia Cultural Centre, Valencia (1998); CYPRES, Marseilles (1999); Federal University, Rio de Janeiro (1999);University of Arizona, Tucson (2000); the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2000), Fondazione Fitzcaraldo, Turin (2001), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona (2001). University of California DARNet, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles (2001). University of Arizona, Tucson (2002); Curtin University, Perth (2002); IAMAS, Ogaki, Japan (2002). The Hochschule fuer Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich (2003); Image Technology Center, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – at Paraciutu and Fortaleza (2003); Ciberart, Bilbao (2004). School of Software, Peking University, Beijing (2004). Texas Women's University, Dallas (2005). Sabaci University, Istanbul (2005); University of Arizona, Tucson (2006).