Episode 17: Resonance FM encore 4, Joseph Nechvatal
The original Resonance FM listing for this show read as follows:
"This week on the Belsona Academy: 'Viractual' Special with mixed media artist / art theorist Joseph Nechvatal, known for his past collaborations with Rhys Chatham ('XS: The Opera Opus'), Stephane Sikora ('The Computer Virus Project II') and much much more. Thomas Bey William Bailey reads from Nechvatal's book "Towards An Immersive Intelligence," and auditions part of his endlessly proliferating Viral Symphony. Bring your own wine."
Some vital facts on Joseph Nechvatal, from his site:
"Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation's computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora.
Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK where he served as conference coordinator for the 1st International CAiiA Research Conference entitled Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era (July 1997); an international conference which looked at new developments in art, science, technology and consciousness. Dr. Nechvatal presently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA) and at Stevens Institute of Technology. He writes periodically on art and new technology. His latest book, Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993-2006) has been published by Edgewise Press."
more available at www.nechvatal.net, of course.
Music behind DJ:
"OTOK" by Otomo Yoshihide, from the CreativeMan Disc CD 'Twins!' | "Mandala" by Merzbow + Christoph Heeman, from the Streamline CD 'Sleeper Awakes At The Edge Of The Abyss' | "Binaural Line" by Tetsu Inoue, from the (???) book + CD 'Unfinished Volume 2' |"Karyon / Sound Character" by Maryanne Amacher, from the Asphodel 3xCD "A Storm Of Drones" | "Jours Tranquilles Rodez" by Comelade / Bastien / Berrocal / Liebezeit, from Les Disques de L'acier et le Soleil CD 'Oblique Sessions'
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