Don Foresta

1938, Buffalo

Don Foresta
Don Foresta
Moderator, Speaker

Don Foresta (Buffalo, NY, 1938) is a research artist and theoretician, using new technologies as creative tools.  He is a specialist in art and science whose principal work in the field, “Mondes Multiples”, will soon be published in a second edition in English and French.  He is formerly a professor at the Ecole Nationale Supèrieure d’Arts Décoratifs – Paris, Ecole Nationale Supèrieure d’Arts – Paris/Cergy and a research fellow at the London School of Economics.  He has been working for over 35 years in developing the network as an artistic tool and is presently building a permanent high band-width network, MARCEL, for artistic, educational and cultural experimentation which now has 350 confirmed members. His first on-line exchange in 1981 was between the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT where he was a fellow and the American Center in Paris where he was director of the Media Art program.  He was a commissioner to the 42nd Venice Biennial in 1986 where he built one of the first computer networks between artists.  Foresta holds a doctorate degree from the Sorbonne in Information Science. He currently lives and works in Paris, France. He currently lives and works in Paris, France.

Last update: April 20th, 2017