Thursday 27 January 2011

eca research seminar February 2

eca research seminar series
> Puppeteers, Performers or Avatars - A perceptual difference in telematic
> space
> Professor Paul Sermon, University of Salford
> Paul Sermon will discuss his work in the field of telematic arts, exploring
> user-determined narratives that bring remote participants together in shared
> telepresent environments. Through the use of live chroma-keying and
> videoconferencing technology, two public spaces and their audiences are
> joined in a virtual duplicate that turns into a mutual, visual space of
> activity. The artist is proposed as designer of the environment and
> Odirector¹ of the narrative, determined through the social and political milieu that is played out in telepresent encounters.
> Paul Sermon researches and creates immersive and expanded telematic
> environments. He has an MFA from the University of Reading and was awarded the Golden Nica for Interactive Arts at Prix Ars Electronica in 1991 and the
> Interactive Media Festival Sparkey Award Los Angeles in 1994. He was
> artist-in-residence at the Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe in 1993,
> lecturer at the HGB Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, 1993 to 1999, and guest Professor at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, 1998 to 2000.

> Since June 2000 he has been based at the University of Salford, where he is Professor of Creative Technology and Associate Head for Research &
> Innovation at the School of Art & Design, University of Salford.
> Wednesday 2 February 2011, 4.30-5.30 pm
> details at:
> Hunter lecture theatre (O17), Hunter Building, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

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