The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

D+M Visiting Artist Series: Bill Seaman

An internationally known media artist and scholar, Seaman has had over thirty major installation works and commissions around the world, a dozen solo exhibitions, and numerous performance collaborations, video screenings, and articles/essays/reviews in books and catalogues. His work explores an expanded media-oriented poetics through various technological means. A self-taught composer and musician, he also collaborates with dancers and choreographers to create evocative multimedia performance pieces. He has been commissioned on a number of occasions. He is currently working on a series of art/science collaborations — poetic installations, scientific / conceptual art research papers and a book in collaboration with the scientist Otto Rössler surrounding the concept of Neosentience as well as the production of an Electrochemical Computer. He is also collaborating with artist/computer scientist Daniel Howe on works exploring AI and creative writing/multi-media – “the Bisociation Engine” and “A China of Many Senses”[working title] (both in progress); neural scientist and artist Timothy Senior on the development of a biologically inspired “Thought Module” (a novel approach to neural nets); computer scientist and experimental writer Patrick Harron on a transdisciplinary relational database / search engine project ; Thom LaBean on nano-scale computational/sensing research; and with Gideon May and Rachel Brady on re-articulating “The World Generator / The Engine of Desire” a virtual world building system.