Bill Vorn

Based in Montreal, Bill Vorn is working in the field of Robotic Art for almost 30 years. His installation and performance projects involve robotics and motion control, sound, lighting, video, and cybernetic processes. Influenced by advances in Human-Robot Interaction, he pursues artistic work based on "Relational Robotics". He holds a Ph.D. degree in Communication Studies from UQAM (Montreal, 2001) for his thesis on "Artificial Life as Media". He teaches Electronic Arts in the Department of Studio Arts at Concordia University (Intermedia program) where he is Full Professor. His work has been presented in various international events, including Ars Electronica, ISEA, DEAF, Sonar, Art Futura, EMAF and Artec. He has been awarded the Vida 2.0 award (1999, Madrid) and the Prix Ars Electronica Distinction award (1996, Linz), among others. He was cofounder of the electronic pop music band Rational Youth with Tracy Howe in 1981.