Stephen Wilson: Is Anyone There?

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    Is Anyone There?


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    Interactive Installation



Artist Statement:

    Stephen Wilson is a San Francisco author, artist, and professor who explores the cultural implications of new technologies. His interactive installations have been shown internationally in galleries and SIGGRAPH, CHI, NCGA, Ars Electronica, and V2 art shows. His computer mediated art works probe issues such as World Wide Web & telecommunications; artificial intelligence and robotics; hypermedia and the structure of information; synthetic voice; and environmental and body sensing. His works explore the roles of artist as researcher/inventor and commentator on emerging technologies. He won the Prize of Distinction in Ars Electronica’s international competitions for interactive art. He is Head of the Conceptual/Information Ars program at San Francisco State University.

    He has published extensively including articles such as “The Aesthetics and Practice of Designing Interactive Events,” “Interactive Art and Cultural Change,” and “Noise on the Line: Emerging Issues in Telecommunications Art.” He has published three books, Using Computers to Create Art (Prentice Hall, 1986), Multimedia Design with HyperCard (Prentice Hall, 1991), and World Wide Design Guide (Hayden, 1995), which promotes an experimental, culturally aware approach to Web design. He is currently working on a book called Information Arts for MIT Press on the relationship of art to science and technology.