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Robert EdgarBiography: Robert Edgar produces personal and intelligent time-based visual and audio works. Starting off producing video, 16mm films and electronic music in the 1970's, Robert taught art at Syracuse University, University of South Florida and New College of California before starting a business creating interactive digital systems in 1985. Having switched from film to interactive computer art in the early 1980s, he finished the seminal work Memory Theatre One in 1985, programmed in Forth on the Apple //. He went on to program and integrate three more real-time performance systems: Living Cinema (1988) SAND (1994) and The Duchamp Examinations (2006). These were used by Robert in performances throughout the United States. Since the mid - 1990s, Robert has focused on music composition, recording and performance. He has also produced the interactive program Memory Theatre Two (2003-2007): viewable online at http://memt2.robertedgar.com/MT2_v1.html, and is working with Drs. Kirsten Wagner and Peter Matussek on a combination book/DVD on the history of Memory Theaters. Country: USA Birthyear: 1951 Galleries: Partial list of computer-based screenings and performances, Robert Edgar October 2007, Memory Theatre Two, online at http://memt2.robertedgar.com/MT2_v1.html June 2006, Presentation of The Duchamp Examinations, Electro-Music 2006, Philadelphia, PA. March 2003, Presentation of Memory Theatre One, Memory Theatre Two Humboldt Universitat, Berlin, Germany March 2003, Presentation of Interactive Computer Work, ISNM International School of New Media, Lubeck, Germany March 2001, First Mountain View Loopers Festival, Red Rock, Mountain View, CA August 1994, Sand, or How Computers Imagine Truth in Cinema Manhattan Neighborhood Network New York, NY March 1993 Portrait Of the Artist on the Net Third Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy San Francisco, CA May 1991 Living Cinema Performance Media Arts Center Columbia, S.C. Nov. 1990 Living Cinema Performance Tisch Interactive Gallery New York, NY Sept. 1990 Living Cinema Video Cyberarts Los Angeles July 1989 Living Cinema Video University Memorial Center Gallery University of Colorado Boulder, CO June 1989 Living Cinema Performance NCGA Arts Conference/The Dimensions of Interactivity CADRE Institute San Jose, CA May 1989 Living Cinema Video Ars Electronica 89 Linz, Austria May 1989 Living Cinema Video A Space Toronto, Canada April 1989 Digital Opera Woodruff Arts Center Atlanta, GA Nov. 1988 Memory Theatre One Tisch Interactive Gallery New York, NY Media: computer or digital art Style: other, bi-coastal, Memory Theaters
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