I have been invited by the Technocultural Studies department at UC Davis for a conference, followed by some meetings, and since the conference is open to the public I wanted to post it here. I know a few people read this from the Bay Area, but Davis is a pretty far drive for most of you, especially for an approximately 1-hour presentation. So I’ll understand if attendance is low. But I will be in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley from the 14th to the 18th, so let me know if you want to meet. I’d love to see what people are up to.

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Over the past decade Douglas Edric Stanley has been tracking the evolution of aesthetics in relation to the spread of algorithmic machines, and the increasing role of these devices as both our new technê and our new epistêmê. In 1998 he created the Atelier Hypermedia in Aix-en-Provence in order to work with young artists responsive to the proposition that computer code could take on the same qualities of plasticity as any other artistic material. This research and production has led to various installations, conferences, performances, exhibits, networked objects and theoretical positions. In his presentation at UC Davis’ program in Technocultural Studies he will present this corpus, focusing specifically on work in algorithmic cinema, gaming, robotics, and rock’n’roll.

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, Douglas Edric Stanley emigrated to France where he has been working for over 15 years as artist, theoretician and researcher in Paris and Aix-en-Provence. He is currently Professor of Digital Arts at the Aix-en-Provence School of Art where he teaches programming, interactivity, networks and robotics. He has taught multiple workshops on the production of code-based art and has participated in several prominent museums and festivals dedicated to digital art: InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; ZeroOne/ISEA, San Jose; Villette Numérique, Paris; Festival Arts Electronica, Linz; Arborescence, Aix-en-Provence; Centre Pompidou, Paris; EnterMultimediale, Prague.