Presentations, Lectures, Papers


• Performing the Machine: the Inferno Paradox, presentation during The Politics of the Machines conference, EVA Copenhagen 2018 Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark), May 15, 2018
• Inferno, presentation during the Meta.Morf 2018 Festival, Dokkhuset (Trondheim, Norway), March 9, 2018
• Performing the human-made machines of Inferno: a paradox beyond liberation and subjugation, presentation during the Da Vinci Creative Festival, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (Seoul, Korea), October 21, 2017
• The Ghost in the Machines: Robots as Artistic Medium, presentation on the Robotic Art panel during the Festival della Robotica 2017 (Pisa, Italy), September 9, 2017
• Inferno and other Robotic Art Projects, presentation during the Moscow Polytechnic Festival in Gorky Park (Moscow, Russia), May 27, 2017
• Bill Vorn - Robotic Art, presentation at the MIAN during the Québec Digital 2015 event in New York City (New York), October 23, 2015
• Bill Vorn & LP Demers - Inferno , presentation at the Roma Europa Foundation during the Roma Europa Festival in Rome (Italy), October 6, 2015
• Bill Vorn & LP Demers - Inferno, presentation during the Device Art 2015 festival in Zagreb (Croatia), September 26, 2015
• Inferno: A Participative Robotic Art Performance, presentation at the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA 2015, Vancouver (Canada), August 16, 2015
• Bill Vorn - Robotic Art, presentation at the MIAN during the Elektra 2015 festival, Montreal (Canada), May 14, 2015
• The Spectacle of Robotic Art: From Animated Objects to Lifelike Creatures, presentation during the XIV Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Manizales (Colombia), April 23, 2015
• Bill Vorn - Hysterical Machines, presentation at the Centro Cultural San Martin during the Noviembre Electrónico 2014 Festival, Buenos Aires (Argentina), November 14, 2014
• Bill Vorn - Robotic Art, presentation at the MIAN during the Bozar Electronic Art Festival, Brussels (Belgium), September 28, 2013
• Agencements machiniques, participation to the roundtable organized by Gare Numérique, Maubeuge (France), during the Via 2013 festival, March 22, 2013
• A Conversation with Open Score Curators and Artists, participation to the panel organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa (Florida) during the Open Score exhibition, January 18, 2013
• Technological Matter and the New State of the Living, participation to the panel organized by the Kibla Center in Maribor (Slovenia) during the Soft Control exhibition, November 16, 2012
    • Anthropomorphisme et art robotique: effet de présence ou présence de l'affect?, presentation to the Performativité et effets de présence research group (UQAM, Montreal), March 30, 2012
• Hysterical Machines, presentation during the FourHundredSeconds #7 event at the Roxy Club (Istanbul, Turkey), November 6, 2009
• Robotic Art: Forging Life with Technology, presentation at the Tel Aviv Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv, Israel), May 21, 2009
  • Grace States Machines, presentation with Emma Howes and Jonathan Villeneuve at the Athens Video Art Festival (Athens, Greece), May 14, 2009
  • Science as Suspense, video presentation at the Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow, Russia), from March 15 to 30, 2009, and at the Manez Central Exhibition Hall (St-Petersburg, Russia), from October 24 to November 8, 2009
• Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age, video presentation at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad, Russia), from August 8 to 28, 2008, and at the Third Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), from September 22 to November 8, 2009
• Robotic Art Creatures and other Believable Living Machines, presentations at the Museum of Modern Art of Bologna (Bologna, Italy), September 14, 2007, and at PERCRO, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, (Pisa, Italy), September 17, 2007
• Adaptive Machines for Interactive Robotic Art Installations, paper in Machines as Agency: Artistic Perspectives, University of the Arts (Bremen, Germany), dir. by Christoph Lischka and Andrea Sick, 2007, pp.180-190
• Les arts médiatiques et les arts de la scène, presentation at the Festival Transamériques, Coeur des Sciences, UQAM (Montreal, Canada), June 6, 2007
• Grace State Machines: Flesh Bodies, presentation at the Subtle Technologies symposium (Toronto, Canada), May 26, 2007
• Red Light, presentation at the FOFA Gallery, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), February 7, 2007
• Embodying Robotic Art, presentation at Fundacion Telefonica (Buenos Aires, Argentina), November 24, 2006, and at the 404 Festival (Rosario, Argentina), December 1st, 2006
• Adaptive Machines for Interactive Robotic Art Installations, presentation at the SMARt 06 Symposium on Music, Art and Robotics (Bremen, Germany), June 14, 2006
• Bill Vorn - Robotic Art, presentation at the Dorkbot meeting (STRP festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands), March 26, 2006
• Créer l’illusion de la vie, presentation at the Defiant Imagination Lecture Series (Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal), November 30, 2005
• Télémanipulation et robotique, presentation during the Interfaces Montréal conferences (SAT, Montréal), November 1st, 2005
• Arte y Robotica, presentation at the VAE9 symposium (Lima, Peru), August 26, 2005
• Prehysterical Machine, presentation during the FILE 2004 conference (Sao Paulo, Brazil), November 23, 2004
• Bedlam and other Robotic Art projects, presentation at the Subtle Technologies 2003 conference, Toronto University, May 25, 2003
• Art Robotique, presentation at the École des arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec, April 9, 2003
• Extreme Robotic Art, presentation in the context of the ACE Lectures, School of the Arts, UC Irvine, Irvine, California, February 18, 2003
• Québec-Ontario: Formes neuves, nouvelles oeuvres, presentation during the conference organized by the Image Arts Dept., Ryerson University, Toronto, February 9, 2003
• What’s New about Technology?, presentation at the symposium organized by the MFA program, Concordia University, January 25, 2001
• The Real, the Virtual, the Auratic, presentation at the conference organized by Concordia University at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, February 11, 2000
• Machine-Mediated Communication: Agents of Representation, paper in Human Cognition and Social Agent Technology. "Advances in Consciousness Research" coll., no. 19, dir. by Kerstin Dautenhahn, pp. 377-393. Amsterdam (The Netherlands): John Benjamin Publishing, 2000
• Cartographies, participation to the panel organized by ISEA (Inter-Society for Electronic Arts, Montreal, Oct. 14, 1999
• Robotic Art, participation to the panel organized by Ken Rinaldo at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Detroit, May 13, 1999
• Flesh Eating Technologies, participation to the conference organized by the Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta), Dec. 6, 1997
• Robots & Knowbots, participation to the panel organized by the Art Futura '96 festival (Madrid, Spain), Oct. 25, 1996
• 10 Billion Robots: The Creation of Real Artificial Worlds, presentation at the International Symposium on Electronic Arts '96 (ISEA '96, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Sept. 19, 1996
• Real Artificial Life as an Immersive Media, presentation at the Graduate School of Architecture (Columbia University, New York), April 8, 1996
• L’influence des télécommunications sur les arts visuels, participation to the panel organized by the Department of Visual Arts of UQAM, March 14, 1996
• Artificial Life: Challenges and Possibilities, participation to the panel organized by ISEA'95 (International Symposium on Electronic Arts) in Montréal, Sept. 20, 1995
• 3-space, Time-base, In-yer-face Art: The Aesthetics of Real Space Interactives, participation to the panel organized by the ISEA'95 symposium in Montréal, Sept. 19, 1995
• Espace Vectoriel, 10 min. video, presentation during ECAL'95 (European Conference on Artificial Life) in Granada (Spain), June 4 to 6, 1995
• La réactivité, un modèle de contrôle par influence pour les systèmes interactifs de communication, presentation at the 63rd Congress of ACFAS (Association Canadienne Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences), Chicoutimi, May 24, 1995
• Real Artificial Life as an Immersive Media, Convergence: 5th Biennal Symposium for Arts and Technology (New London, Conn.), March 2 to 5, 1995, presentation and paper in collaboration with Louis-Philippe Demers in the symposium proceedings, pp.190-203


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