Building a Community of People with No Time

Keynote address

Victoria Vesna
Department of Design Media Arts, UCLA, USA
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About the Presenter: Victoria Vesna is an artist, professor and chair of the the department of Design Media Arts at UCLA. Her most recent collaborative work, Bodies INCorporated, was installed as a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Art Institute and the ArtHouse in Dublin. Vesna's work has moved from performance and video installations to experimental research that connects networked environments to physical public spaces. She explores how physical and ephemeral spaces affect collective behavior. Vesna is an artist fellow in an online Ph.D. program at the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in Interactive Arts (CAiiA) at the University of Wales. She has initiated and produced a number of projects that address issues of art, science and technology such as the special issue of Artificial Intelligence & Society 'Database Aesthetics: Issues of Organization and Category in Art,' due out in April, 2000; a CD-ROM 'Life in the Universe with Steven Hawking' (a UCSB/MetaTools co-production), and a book/CD-ROM for Terminals, which deals with the cultural production of death. She is the director of the board of the David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion and teaches classes such as History of Art & Computing and Dynamic Networking in the Arts. Vesna's work has received notice in such prominent publications as Art in America, Artweek, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as Der Spiegel (Germany), The Irish Times (Ireland), Tema Celeste (Italy), and Veredas (Brazil). She has received numerous grants and sponsorships from various industries and educational foundations including Wavefront/Alias, MetaCreations, GTE Outreach, the UCSB Office of Research, the Getty, Intercampus Arts and the Ahmanson foundation.