Professor Roy Ascott
Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth
Roy Ascott is an artist and theorist whose research is invested in cybernetics, technoetics, telematics, and syncretism. He is the founding president of the Planetary Collegium, an international platform for art, technology and consciousness research, based in Plymouth University with nodes in Milan and Zurich. He has held senior academic positions in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Vienna and Toronto, and is an Honorary Professor of Aalborg University Denmark. His international exhibitions range from the Venice Biennale to Ars Electronica. A retrospective of his work was shown in London at [SPACE] in June 2011, at the Incheon International Festival of Digital Art , Korea, September 2010, and originated as ‘The Syncretic Sense’ at Plymouth Arts Centre, UK, May 2009. His most recent collaborative work is LPDT2, the Second Life of La Plissure du Texte, his generic work of "distributed authorship" of the early 1980s. His theoretical work is widely published, translated and referenced. He has advised media art institutions in China, Europe, Australia, South America, the USA, Japan, and Korea. He edits Technoetic Arts (Intellect) and is an Honorary Editor of Leonardo.