Public Lecture
ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell

Donnerstag, 25. April 2013
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Sterngasse 13, A-1010 Wien

LUC COURCHESNE (Professor at the Université de Montréal, Director of research at the Society for Arts and Technology – SAT, Canada)

"You Are Here"

The proliferation and increased mastery of interactive, immersive and networked
media is, as McLuhan professed, dressing us in technology. Dressed and
immersed we are, socially engaged in a « reality jam » with the physical, the
augmented, and the virtual. In the process, we have turned from spectators to
users, visitors and now inhabitants of our own arts. Courchesne will present his
recent works and an overview of the research at Montreal’s Society for Arts and
Technology (SAT) on immersive scenography, intelligent interaction and network
experience.

Luc Courchesne is a pioneer in digital art and experience design. From
environmental graphics and exhibition design to interactive portraiture and
immersive experience systems, he has created innovative works which were shown
extensively in galleries and museums worldwide including New York’s Museum of
Modern Art, Canada’s National Gallery, Paris’s La Villette, Barcelona’s Fundació La
Caixa, Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales and Wired’s Next Fest. He earned
prestigious awards such as the Grand Prix of the ICC Biennale 1997 in Tokyo, an
Award of Distinction and several Honorary Mentions at Prix Ars Electronica in Linz,
Austria. His work is also part of major institutional, corporate and private collections
in North America, Europe and Asia.

Born in Quebec (1952), Courchesne graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently full
professor at Université de Montréal, a founding member and director of the Metalab
at the Society for Art and Technology [SAT] and member of the Royal Canadian
Academy of Arts. [http://courchel.net].

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