2005 ArtBots Curators
Douglas Irving Repetto
Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist and teacher. His work, including
installations, performances, recordings, and software, has been
presented internationally. He runs a number of arts/community-oriented
groups in New York City and on the web, including dorkbot: people doing
strange things with electricity, ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show,
organism: making art with living systems, and the music-dsp mailing list
and website. When not teaching or making art, Douglas spends much of his
time cooking, coveting buildings, and socializing with members of the
plant kingdom. He is Director of Research at the Columbia University
Computer Music Center and lives in New York City with his wife, writer
Amy Charlotte Benson; two cute/bad cats, Pokey and Sneezy; and many
Michael John Gorman
Michael John Gorman currently directs the Arkimedia project at The Ark: A Cultural Centre for Children in Dublin. He is the author of the book Buckminster Fuller: Designing for Mobility (Skira 2005) and various articles on the history of science and technology in journals including Nature, Science and Leonardo. He co-athored Technica Curiosa, a book exploring the aesthetics of Baroque technology from vomiting fountains to the catoptric cat with Nick Wilding. Michael John was a Lecturer for three years in Stanford University's Program in Science, Technology and Society and has held fellowships at MIT, Harvard University and the Museum of History of Science in Florence. Recent projects with The Ark include the exhibitions Leonardo da Vinci: The Marriage of Art and Technology (Summer 2003), Machinations: The Art of the Machine (Autumn 2003), and the Codex Ark, an online inventor's notebook for children (www.ark.ie/codex). He is currently developing SAVE THE ROBOTS, an exhibition and festival exploring robots as art from Heron of Alexandria's automaton theatre to the present.
Marie Redmond is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College
Dublin where she is Course Director of the MSc Multimedia Systems
programme. She developed this MSc programme which has been running now for
nine years. Marie also set up X Communications, a multimedia and Internet
company, in 1994 and is the Managing Director.
She is a reviewer and evaluator for the European Commission's Future and
Emergin Technologies (FET) programme and has worked on the Disappearing
Computer and Presence programmes in both the Fifth and Sixth Frameworks.
Marie has installed interactive software in most of the museums and
galleries in Ireland. She recently worked on the Ulysses exhibition which
is running in the National Library of Ireland to celebrate the centenary
of Bloomsday. She also installed a virtual tour of Francis Bacon's studio
to accompany the actual studio which was moved from London to Dublin.