David Rokeby

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Born 1960. Sound and video installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating interactive installations since 1982. He has focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. His work has been performed / exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. - He was awarded the first Petro-Canada Award for Media Arts in 1988, the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art (Austria) in 1991 and 1997 (with Paul Garrin), and the first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for Interactive Art. He has recently been awarded a 2002 Governor General's award in Visual and Media Arts and the Ars Electronica's »Golden Nica«, the first prize in the category »Interactive Art«.