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Roy Ascott

Roy Ascott has been working with issues of art, technology and consciousness since the 1960s. His projects have been presented at the Venice Biennale, Electra Paris, Ars Electronica Linz, V2 Holland, Milan Triennale, the Biennale de Mercosul, Brazil, and gr2000az at Graz. He is Director of CAiiA-STAR, comprising the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales College, Newport and the Science, Technology and Art Research Centre, University of Plymouth ( He convenes the annual conference Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era. He was formerly Dean of San Francisco Art Institute, and Professor for Communications Theory at the Hochschule fuer angewandte Kunst in Vienna. He is on the editorial board of Leonardo, Convergence, and Digital Creativity, and advises new media centres and festivals in Japan, Korea, Brazil, North America and Europe. His writings are published widely. His books include: Art & Telematics: Toward the Construction of New Aesthetics. (Japanese trans. E. Fujihara). Tokyo: NTT, 1998; Reframing Consciousness, 1999, and Art Technology Consciousness, 2000 (Intellect Books, UK). His collected writings, edited by Edward A. Shanken, was published by the University of California Press. Email:


Journal Articles


Cybernetic, Technoetic, Syncretic: The Prospect for Art

June 2008

Roy Ascott Keynote Speech

December 2013

Roy Ascott in conversation with Mike Stubbs

December 2013
General Articles

Planetary Technoetics: Art, Technology and Consciousness

April 2004
Special Section: ISEA 2002 Selected Papers

Orai, or How the Text Got Pleated: A Genealogy of La Plissure du Texte: A Planetary Fairytale

June 2004

Technoetic Pathways toward the Spiritual in Art: A Transdisciplinary Perspective on Connectedness, Coherence and Consciousness

February 2006

The Technoetic Predicate

June 1999
From the Leonardo Archive

The Cybernetic Stance: My Process and Purpose

April 2007