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Welcome to RE:SOUND, the 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Arts 2019 - Aalborg, Denmark. RE:SOUND is part of the Media Arts Histories conference series, bringing together leading researchers, artists, and scientists on a series of interdisciplinary topics for over 14 years.

The RE:SOUND conference will take a specific interest on the theories, practices, histories, etc., of art and technology which are focusing on, concerned with, reflecting on, including, mobilising and/or working with sound as a main component or an integral part. RE:SOUND will host four days with 10 tracks of paper sessions, panels, workshops, practice-based interventions, exhibitions, performances, poster sessions, a PhD workshop and keynotes.

Brian Reffin Smith

Collège de 'Pataphysique
Brian Reffin Smith, musician, artist, theoretician and teacher, born 1946 in the UK, lives in Berlin, Germany. He won the first ever Prix Ars Electronica, the Golden Nike, in Linz, Austria, 1987, and his artworks are shown internationally. His article ’43 dodgy statements on computer art’ was described by Wired as ‘timeless’. He was a pioneer of computer based conceptual art and works frequently, via exhibitions, lecture/performances, installations and texts, with applications of constraint, Zombie and ‘Pataphysics (the science of the absurd, of exceptions and singularities) to art, computers and creativity. He studied at Brunel University and the Royal College of Art where he later taught computer based art and design for five years before being appointed professeur, Art & Informatique, at the École Nationale Supérieur d’Art in Bourges, France. He became a Zombie in 1998.