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Roy Ascott
* 1934, currently based: Beijing
Affiliated institution: Beijing DeTao Masters Academy

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Roy Ascott is one of the most important artists and theorists in the field of cybernetics and telematics. His work focuses on the impact of digital and telecommunications networks on consciousness. Since the 1960s, he has been a practitioner of interactive computer art, electronic art, cybernetic and telematic art. Frank Popper assumed that Roy Ascott was among the first artists to launch an appeal for total spectator participation.
He studied Fine Art at King's College, University of Durham under Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton, and Art History under Lawrence Gowing and Quentin Bell in the 1950s. After graduation he thaught at Ealing Art College, Ontario College of Art and Design, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Applied Arts Vienna and University of Wales, Newport where he established the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts. He established the Planetary Collegium at Plymouth University in 2003 and has advised new media arts organisations in Brazil, Japan, Korea, Europe and North America, as well as UNESCO. Ascott was an International Commissioner for the XLII Venice Biennale of 1986 (Planetary Network and Laboratorio Ubiqua). He is the founding president of the Planetary Collegium an advanced research center which he set up in 2003 at the University of Plymouth, UK, where he is Professor of Technoetic Arts. In March 2012 he was appointed De Tao Master of Technoetic Arts with The Beijing DeTao Masters Academy (DTMA), a high-level, multi-disciplined, application-oriented higher education institution in Shanghai, China.

2012 Nominated De Tao Master of Technoetic Arts at the De Tao Masters Academy (DTMA)
2011 Received the World Universities Forum Award
2003 - 2007 Adjunct Professor at the University of California in Los Angeles
2003 Founded the University of Plymouth’s Planetary Collegium (former Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts)
2003 Founding President of the Planetary Collegium and Professor of Technoetic Arts at the University of Plymouth
2003 Founding President of the Planetary Collegium and Professor of Technoetic Arts at the University of Plymouth
1994 - 2003 Professor and Founding Director at the University of Wales College
1986 - 1993 Professor of Communications Theory at Vienna's University of Applied Arts
1986 Curator at the 42nd Biennale in Venice
1974 - 1975 Professor at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design
1968 - 1971 Visiting Lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art at the University College in London
1964 - 1967 Head of the Department of Fine Art at the Suffolk Ipswich Civic College
1959 - 1961 Studio Demonstrator at King’s College at the University of Durham
1955 - 1959 Student of Fine Art and Art History at King's College at the University of Durham
1953 - 1955 Officer in the Fighter Command at the Royal Air Force (RAF)
Born on October 26th in Bath
Born on October 26th 1934 in Bath

Exhibitions & Events
Publications & References
Ascott, Roy. The Future is Now: Art, Technology, and Consciousness. Beijing: Gold Wall Press, 2012.
Ascott, Roy and L. M. Girao. Presence in the Mindfield: art, identity,and the technology of transformation. Aveiro, Portugal: Universidade deAveiro, 2011.
Ascott, Roy and E. Gangvik and M. Jahrmann. Making Reality Really Real. Trondheim: TEKS, 2010.
Ascott, Roy and G. Bast and W. Fiel. New Realities: Being Syncretic. Vienna: Springer, 2009.
Ascott, Roy. Engineered Nature: art and consciousness in the post-biological era.. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2006.
Grau, Oliver. Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Ascott, Roy. Technoetic Arts. Yonsei: Yonsei University Press, 2002.
Ascott, Roy. »Behaviourist Art and the Cybernetic Vision.« In Multimedia. From Wagner to Virtual Reality, edited by Randall Packer and Ken Jordan, 104-120. New York, London: W. W. Norton and Company, 2002.
Frauenhofer Institute for Media Communication, ed. The Composite State of Being - Notes on the Technoetic Implication of Mixed Reality. Sankt Augustin: 2001.
University of Caixas do Sul, ed. Instrumental Poetics: The Interactive Art of Diana Domingues. Caixas do Sul: Grupo Artecno - Lab NTAV, 2001.
Ascott, Roy. »Gesamtdatenwerk: Connectivity, Transformation, and Transcendence.« In Ars Electronica: Facing the Future, edited by Timothey Druckrey, 86-89. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001.
Ascott, Roy. Art, Technology Consciousness: Mind@Large. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2000.
Ascott, Roy, ed. Reframing Consciousness. Plymbridge: Intellect Books, 1999.
Ascott, Roy. »Technoetic Connectivity.« In Internet Art between Interacitvity, Void and Dis-Authorization, edited by N. Vlic, 63-67. Skopje: Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, 1999.
Ascott, Roy. »A Arquitectura da Cibercepção.« In Ars Telemática. Telecommunicão, Internet e Ciberespaço, edited by C. H. Gianetti, 163-178. Lisbon: Relógio D’Agua, 1998.
Ascott, Roy. »The Shamantic Web: art et technologie de la conscience.« In Pour une Ecologie des Media: Art, Cinéma, Vidéo, Ordinateur, edited by M. Klonaris and K. Thomadaki, 88-104. Paris: Astarti, 1998.
Ascott, Roy. Information Technology Assessment Report. London: 1998.
Ascott, Roy. »The Technoetic Dimension of Art.« In Art @ Science, edited by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, 279-290. New York: Springer Verlag, 1998.
Ascott, Roy. »Entrevista.« In El Arte en las Redes, edited by J. A. Lleo, 139-146. Madrid: Ediciones Anaya Multimedia S.A., 1997.
Ascott, Roy. »Estética de la Tecnoética: El arte y la construcción de la realidad.« In Arte Virtual Realidad Plural., edited by Karin Ohlenschläger, 33-44. Monterrey, Mexiko: Museo de Monterrey, 1997.
Ascott, Roy. »Intabyu.« In The Multimedia and Cultural Evolution, edited by M. Sekiguchi, 94-99. Tokyo, Japan: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Publishing Co. Ltd., 1997.
Ascott, Roy. »Cultivando o hipercórtex.« In A Arte no Século XXI: A humanização das technologias, edited by Diana Domingues, 336-344. Sao Paulo: University of São Paulo, 1997.
Ascott, Roy, ed. Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-biological era. Newport: University of Wales, 1997.
Ascott, Roy. »Technoetic Aesthetics: Art and the Construction of Reality.« In Arte Virtual Realidad Plural, edited by . : 1997.
Ascott, Roy. Identity in Cyberspace: Pilot Project for a European Cyberspace Collegium. Brusseles: Commission of the European Communities, D.G.XXII, Brussels, 1996.
Ascott, Roy. »Photography at the Interface.« In Electronic Culture. Technology and Visual Representation, edited by Timothy Druckrey, 165-172. New York: Aperture, 1996.
Ascott, Roy. »Das digitale Museum / The Digital Museum.« In Perspektiven der Medienkunst / Media Art Perspectives, edited by H. Schwartz, 76-83, 183-189. Karlsruhe, Deutschland: Cantz Verlag, 1996.
Ascott, Roy. »The Museum of the Third Kind.« InterCommunication 15 (1996): 74-79.
Ascott, Roy. »Das Netz, das fühlen Kann / The Sentient Net.« In Ars Electronica Center, Museum der Zukunft / Museum of the Future, edited by Hannes Leopoldseder, 64-71. Linz: Ars Electronica Center, 1996.
Ascott, Roy. »L'architecture de la cyberception.« In Les cinq sens de la création, edited by M. Borillo and A. Sauvageot, 184-194. Seysell: Editions Champ Vallon, 1996.
Ascott, Roy. »Is there Love in the Telematic Embrace? Behaviourables and Futuribles.« In Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art, edited by K. Stiles and P. Selz, 396 and 489-498. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
Ascott, Roy. »Cyborg est un verbe / Cyborg Is a Verb.« In International Directory of the Electronic Arts / Guide International des Arts Electroniques, edited by A. Bureaud, 8 -13. London: John Libby, 1995.
Ascott, Roy. »The Architecture of Cyberception.« In Architects in Cyberspace, edited by M. Toy, 38-41. London: Academy Editions, 1995.
Ascott, Roy. »Nature II.« In Esthétique des arts médiatiques, edited by L. PoissantVol.2. , 437-452. Quebec: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1995.
Ascott, Roy. »Télénoïa.« In Esthétique des arts médiatiques, edited by L. Poissant, 363-384. Quebec, CAN: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1995.
Ascott, Roy. »Die Ästhetik des Erscheinenden / Apparitional Aesthetics.« In Prix Ars Electronica 95, Internationales Kompendium der Computerkünste, edited by H. Leopoldseder, 15-22. : Österreichischer Rundfunk and Landesstudio Oberösterreich, 1995.
Ascott, Roy. »The Art of Intelligent Systems.« In Der Prix Ars Electronica, edited by Johannes Leopoldseder, 25-33. Linz: Veritas-Verlag, 1992.
Ascott, Roy. »Keine einfache Materie. Der Künstler als Medienproduzent in einem Universum der komplexen Systeme.« In INTERFACE, elektronische Medien und künstlerische Kreativität, edited by Klaus Peter Denker, 75-79. Hamburg: Hans Breslaw Institut, 1992.
Ascott, Roy. »Art and Education in the Telematic Culture / Kunst und Erziehung in der telematischen Kultur.« In Synthesis - Visual Arts in the Electronic Culture / Die visuellen Künst in der elektronischen Kultur., edited by M. Eisenbeis and H. Hageböling, 184-203. Offenbach am Main: Hochschule für Gestaltung, 1989.
Ascott, Roy. »Gesamtdatenwerk: Konnektivität, Transformation und Transzendenz im Netz der Systeme.« Kunstforum Köln , no. 103 (September/Oktober 1989): 100-109.
Ascott, Roy. »Supervernetzung im unendlichen Datenraum.« In Zwischen Null und Eins, edited by Peter Purgathofer, 53-59. Wien: TU Wien, 1988.
Ascott, R.. »Le moment télématique.« In L'estetica della communicazione, edited by M. Costa, 81-84. : Palladio Editrice, 1987.
Ascott, Roy. »The Telematic Moment.« L´Estetica della Comunicazione (1987): 81-84.
Ascott, Roy. »Art, Technology and Computer Science.« In XLII Esposizione d´Arte: La Biennale di Venezia, edited by Maurizio Calvesi, 187-188. Venezia: Edizione La Biennale, 1986.
Ascott, Roy. »Concerning Nets and Spurs / Netze und Sporen.« In Artificial Intelligence in the Arts, edited by Richard Kriesche, 44-51. Graz, AUT: Steirischer Herbst, 1985.
Ascott, Roy. »Art and Telematics: Towards a Network Consciousness / Kunst und Telematik / L´Art et le télématique.« In Art + Telecommunication, edited by Heidi Grundmann, 25-67. Vancouver: The Western Front, 1984.
Ascott, Roy. »Behaviour at Table.« In Architectural Projects and Drawings from the Studio of Aslop, Barnett and Lyall, edited by Will Aslop and Cliff Barnett and John Lyall. London: Architectural Association, 1984.
Ascott, Roy. »The Cybernetic Stance: My process and Purpose..« In Visual Art, Mathematics and Computers, edited by Roger F. Malina, 135-142. London: Pergamon Press, 1979.
Ascott, Roy. »Behaviorist Art and the Cybernetic Vision.« Cybernetica, Journal of the International Association for Cybernetics 9 (1966): 247-264.