Joseph Nechvatal 


       Joseph Nechvatal

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Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information and computer-robotics since 1986. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. He has recently worked as artist in-resident at the Louis Pasteur studio and the Ledoux Foundation's computer lab in Arbois, France on 'The Computer Virus Project': an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. Dr. Nechvatal has exhibited his work widely in Europe and the United States, both in private and public venues. He is collected by the Los Angeles County Museum, the Moderna Musset in Stockholm, Sweden and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Dr. Nechvatal's work was included in Documenta 8. Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology as a Ph.D. doctoral on-line fellow researcher with The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) under Roy Ascott. He serves as Parisian editor for "RHIZOME INTERNET" (http://www.rhizome.org) and has written frequently for "Intelligent Agent" (http://www.intelligent-agent.com) Dr. Nechvatal presently teaches theories of Virtual Reality at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at The Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University . He is a founder of the TELLUS Audio Art Project (http://www.harvestworks.org/tellus/tellus.html) He served as conference coordinator for the 1st International CAiiA Research Conference entitled "CONSCIOUSNESS REFRAMED: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era" (5 & 6 July 1997); an international conference to look at new developments in art, science, technology and consciousness which was held at CAiiA - the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales College, Newport, UK Biography of Joseph Nechvatal, Ph.D. - email: [email protected]