New Realities: Being Syncretic

IXth Consciousness Reframed Conference Vienna 2008

It comprises a wide range of outstanding expertise and insights of artists, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars. Among the authors from at least 20 countries are most prominently Roy Ascott, Gerald Bast, Jim Gimzewski, Pierre Lévy, Ryohei Nakatsu, Michael Punt, Ruth Schnell, Barbara Maria Stafford, Alfred Vendl, Victoria Vesna and Peter Weibel. The publication includes full papers and a DVD, edited by Ruth Schnell, with short video extracts of the event and accompanying visual reference.

Roy Ascott is the Founding President of the Planetary Collegium, Full Professor of Technoetic Arts at the University of Plymouth, Visiting Professor in Design|Media Arts at UCLA, and Honorary Professor of Thames Valley University, London. He created the Consciousness Reframed annual conferences in 1997. Gerald Bast studied jurisprudence and economics at Kepler University in Linz, Austria where he graduated with a doctorate in law in 1979. Since 2000, he is Rektor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, since 2003 speaker of the Rektors Conference of the Aus­trian Universities of the Arts, and executive board member of the Austrian Rektors Conference. Wolfgang Fiel studied Architecture at the Vienna University of Technology and obtained his Master in Architectural Design at the Bartlett, University College London. He is Ph.D. candidate at the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth/UK, and teaches at the Institute of Art and Design, Vienna University of Technology.

New Realities: Being Syncretic
ISBN: 978-3-99043-195-5
Herausgeber: Ascott, Roy / Bast, Gerald / Fiel, Wolfgang / Jahrmann, Margarete / Schnell, Ruth
Verlag: De Gruyter
Preis: EUR 42.79
Drawn from the contributions to the 9th international "Consciousness Reframed" research conference held at University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2008, this publication aims for a timely re-definition of contemporary syncretic inquiries into the fields of art, science, technology and society through theory and practice alike, reframing the concept of innovation in its relationship to progress and change within the context of perception and its transformation.