The lecture will be held in english. Entrance is free.
David Rokeby (CA) The Computer as a Philosophical Prosthesis
David Rokeby (CA)
David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last decade, his practice has expanded to included video, kinetic and static sculpture. His work has been performed/ exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Rokeby was awarded the first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for Interactive Art in 2000 and the Governor General's award in Visual and Media Arts and the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art in 2002. He was awarded the first Petro-Canada Award for Media Arts in 1988 and the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art (Austria) in 1991 and 1997.