Roy Ascott Symposium

The Influence of Roy Ascott at the Plymouth Art Centre

REMOTE presentation: The Magic of Roy Ascott

My presentation will be in the form of a series of anecdotes starting with the way I first met Roy Ascott at the Venice Biennale in 1986. He became a trusted mentor who I turned to many times while navigating the strange world of academia. Many call him a pioneer in cybernetics and art, but to me, he is a brave soul bringing spirituality into the materialistic environment of Universities, changing the face of education for artists and creative thinkers throughout his career, leading to the Planetary Collegium. Truly a step ahead of the crowd, he is actively changing the paradigm we live in by employing magic that is supported by facts.