Alan Dorin (b.1970, Melbourne, Australia) ::: Article
Multimedia artist, art theorist, researcher. In 1999 graduated from the Monash University (PhD, Computer Science, "The Philosophy and Implementation of Physically-Based Visual Models of Artificial Life"). Author of numerous articles on philosophy, aesthetics and artificial life/intelligence, artificial evolution and biological modeling, which were published in various international miscellanies, books and anthologies. Organizer and curator of such electronic art conferences and symposiums as "Artech, Art & Technology Symposium" (Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, 1996), "Process Philosophies" (Melbourne, 1999), "First Iteration" and "Second Iteration: emergence" (1999 and 2001, both in Melbourne). Covers a wide range of electronic technologies, esp. kinetic and interactive media, sound synthesis, generative computer graphics and animation. Author of artificial-life based art works, interactive installations, etc, incl. "Hydroid Medusae" (Animaland Studios, 1995), "Apoidea" (CAIM, 1996), "Mechanical Hermaphrodite: Hyper Cube and Projection" (Linden Gallery, 1997), "Untitled Copy" (EuCuE XVIII, 1999), "The Procrastinating Suttee" (Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts, 2000), "Listening Sky" (in collaboration with Berry and others, ATR labs, 2000-2001), "IKI-IKI" (together with C.Sommerer and L.Mignonneau, IAMAS, 2002) and others. A.Dorin is the author of electro-acoustic compositions, performed at a number of contemporary art festivals in Australia, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, etc. Currently is lecturer at the School of Computer Science, the Monash University, and co-director at the Centre for Electronic Media Art, the Monash University (Clayton).