New Media Precursor: Roy Ascott

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Digital Art Weekly

October 18, 2018

Roy Ascott setting-up Plastic Transactions at the president’s office desk, Ontario College of Art and Design, 1971
Roy Ascott setting-up Plastic Transactions at the president’s office desk, Ontario College of Art and Design, 1971. © Roy Ascott (Source)

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The first word to characterize Ascott’s practice is cross-disciplinarity. He gave vital importance to developing ideas as part of a process, making connections and synthesis between fields related or not to atistic discourses. This all-encompassing attitude towards art emerged early in his career as a student of leading postwar artists Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton, both of whom mixed aesthetic and non-aesthetic sources and inferred an art practice that also included writing and teaching.

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Chatel, Marie. “New Media Precursor: Roy Ascott.” Digital Art Weekly, 18 Oct. 2018, https://medium.com/digital-art-weekly/new-media-precursors-roy-ascott-fcc0e17219c1.
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Chatel, Marie. “New Media Precursor: Roy Ascott.” Digital Art Weekly (blog), October 18, 2018. https://medium.com/digital-art-weekly/new-media-precursors-roy-ascott-fcc0e17219c1.
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Chatel, M. (2018, October 18). New Media Precursor: Roy Ascott. Digital Art Weekly. https://medium.com/digital-art-weekly/new-media-precursors-roy-ascott-fcc0e17219c1
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@misc{Chatel2018New, author = {Chatel, Marie}, year = {2018}, month = {oct 18}, title = {New {Media} {Precursor}: Roy {Ascott}}, howpublished = {https://medium.com/digital-art-weekly/new-media-precursors-roy-ascott-fcc0e17219c1}, }