Art and Technology Studies Remote Talks: Doug Rosman

Friday, November 06, 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Doug Rosman is an artist, educator, and creative coder based in Chicago && Zoom. He received his BA in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and his MFA from our very own Art and Technology Studies department at SAIC. His work has been shown at home and abroad, most recently at the Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai, and in the online translation of the Recto VRSO VR festival in Laval, France. He is a part-time lecturer at SAIC and Columbia College Chicago, teaching courses in Web Art, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. When he’s not coding, you may find him creating useless cryptocurrencies (that he would be more than happy to share with you).

Embracing Your Digital Double 

Doug’s art practice embodies the expression: “the best way to learn is by doing.” Doug uses his practice to better understand the technologies that mediate our lives; by learning how to create with these tools, we can, in turn, learn how they create us. He experiments with a variety of media to create interactive installation, immersive cinema, generative media, and real-time performance. Doug frequently places himself in his work, utilizing his body as a tool to generate data in order to conjure the digital self that emerges from a computational understanding of who we are.