Stephen Wilson


Stephen Wilson is a San Francisco author, artist and professor who explores the cultural implications of new technologies. His interactive installations and performances have been shown internationally in galleries and SIGGRAPH, CHI, NCGA, Ars Electronica, and V2 art shows.

His computer mediated art works probe issues such as World Wide Web and telecommunications; artificial intelligence and robotics; hypermedia and the structure of information; GPS and the sense of place; synthetic voice; and biological and environmental sensing.

He won the Prize of Distinction in Ars Electronica’s international competitions for interactive art and several honorary mentions.

Wilson is Head of the Conceptual and Information Arts program at San Francisco State University.

He has been an artist in residence at Xerox PARC and NTT Research labs, a developer for Apple, Articulate Systems and other companies and a principal investigator in National Science Foundation research projects to investigate the relationship of new technologies to education.

His latest publication is Art + Science Now (2010), published by Thames and Hudson.

Other publications include “Information Arts:Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology” (MIT Press, 2002), “World Wide Web Design Guide” (Hayden, 1995), “Multimedia Design with HyperCard” (Prentice Hall, 1991), “Using Computers to Create Art” (Prentice Hall, 1986), as well as numerous articles exploring the intersection of art.

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