Roy Ascott is a pioneer academic and artist in the applications of cybernetics, interactivity and telematics in the artistic field. It indicates that we are part of physical and mental changes that will enhance our natural capacities.
El bioart is the fusion of science, biology, technology and art to create new works with living materials such as microorganisms, bacteria, fungi, skin, blood and DNA, among others. It is the youngest current of contemporary art supported by technology to reflect on how we conceive life and how it could be in the future.
Roy Ascott was born in Bath, England, in 1934. Since the 60s, he has been dedicated to linking technology, consciousness and art. To him I owe the term “telematic art”, to describe the use of online computer networks as an artistic medium.
Ascott cautions that we are all witnessing our own physical and mental changes with the help of science and technology and that we are also involved in that transformation as we see it in prosthetics, organ implantation and Cosmetic surgeries.
With these new components, humans are acquiring new abilities and knowledge that should bring us, in theory, to consciousness.
The sense of "oneself" (self) has an exponential reach that it would never have had with only its natural and genetic faculties, because now it can be in real or virtual worlds, or have a presence in several places at the same time and at the same time.
The theorist wrote the book Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness, where he talks about philosophy, aesthetics, interactivity and the sense of self and community in the telematic world of cyberspace.
The book, one of the first on the subject, proposes how network communication has predetermined behavior and awareness inside and outside of art.