[NetBehaviour] Upgrade! Boston: Bill Seaman

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Upgrade! Boston: Bill Seaman

DATE: February 12, 2008
TIME: 7:00-9:00 pm
VENUE: North 181 - entrance on Evans Way 
Massachusetts College of Art + Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA. 

Bill Seaman explores Recombinant Poetics through installations, virtual
reality, video, computer controlled laserdisc, and other computer-based
media. Major new works include the Hybrid Invention Generator, an
exploration of machinic genetics with collaborator Gideon May; two site
specific works, Epiphany / Zjavenie, Trnava, Slovakia; and a piece for
P0es1s: Aesthetics of Digital Poetry, Berlin, Germany. He is currently
working on The Thoughtbody Environment with scientist Otto Rössler, and
developing new digital works with David Durand and Daniel Howe.

Seaman's works have been in numerous international festivals and museum
shows. He was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica in Interactive Art (1992 &
1995), Linz, Austria; International Video Art Prize, ZKM, Karlsruhe,
Germany; Bonn Videonale prize; First Prize, Berlin Film / Video Festival,
for Multimedia in 1995; and the Visual Arts Prize. He won the Leonardo Award
for Excellence in 2002 for his article OULIPO | vs | Recombinant Poetics.

Seaman received a PH.D. from the Centre for Advanced Inquiry In The
Interactive Arts (CAiiA), University of Wales, Newport. He holds a Master of
Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He
is a self-taught composer and musician. Seaman is Chair of the Graduate
Digital+Media Department at Rhode Island School of Design where he is
exploring issues related to the continuum between physical and virtual/media

PLAN AHEAD: Calendar

About Upgrade! Boston

Upgrade! Boston is curated by Jo-Anne Green for Turbulence.org in
partnership with the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College
of Art + Design. It is one of 27 nodes currently active in Upgrade!
International, an emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art,
technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. If you would like
to present your work or get involved, please email jo at turbulence dot org.

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