[ISEA2006] Artist Talk: Peter d’Agostino – Metaphor Machines: traversing the techno/cultures of human-machine interaction

Artist Statement

The term “metaphor machines” refers to my work on critical interactivity. Synthesizing aspects of analog and digital modalities can serve as a resource for cultural and social sustainability in an age of constantly shifting technologically determined paradigms. This paper is an attempt to survey some of these issues and to provide dialogue and debate for the ISEA2006 online forum as well as at the ISEA2006 conference in San Jose.

[Remark: see ISEA2006 paper with the same title]

  • Peter d’Agostino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.¬†Artist Fulbright Scholar (Brazil, 1996; Australia, 2003), Awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Japan Foundation, Pew Trusts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT Artist-in-residence at the TV Laboratory, VVNET, New York, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Italy, honorary awards for interactive art at Prix Ars Electronica. Professor of film and media arts and director of the NewTechLab at Temple University, Philadelphia, author of Transmission: toward a post-television culture, and The Un/Necessary Image and TeleGuicfe-including a Proposal for QUBE and contributor to Illuminating Video, and Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art .