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Doug Back (born 1954) is a Canadian media artist.[1][2]

Doug Back
Born 1954 (age 63–64)
Toronto
Nationality Canadian
Occupation artist
Known for electronic art
Awards Petro Canada Award for Media Arts

CareerEdit

Back is noted for his early contributions to the field of media art.[3] He was a frequent artistic and academic collaborator with Canadian media artist Norman White. One of their most widely cited works together is Telephonic Arm Wrestling[4] (1986), an arm-wrestling performance conducted between Paris and Toronto over telephone lines.[5][6][7][8] Together, they were pioneers in the early teaching of physical computing at the Ontario College of Art and Design.[9][10]

AwardsEdit

In 1989, Back received the Petro Canada Award for Media Arts, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Artist/Maker Name "Back, Doug"". Canadian Heritage Information Network. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Doug Back". Aspect: The Chronicle of New Media Art. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Caroline Langill Interview with Doug Back". Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. ^ Derrick De Kerckhove (1998). Connected Intelligence: The Arrival of the Web Society. Kogan Page. ISBN 978-0-7494-2780-1.
  5. ^ Derrick de Kerckhove (2000). L'intelligence des réseaux. Odile Jacob. pp. 97–. ISBN 978-2-7381-0896-8.
  6. ^ Louise Poissant; Pierre Tremblay (1 January 2010). Ensemble Ailleurs. PUQ. pp. 141–. ISBN 978-2-7605-2486-6.
  7. ^ Turner, Jeremy. "INTERVIEW WITH NORMAN WHITE ABOUT EARLY TELEMATIC ART AT OPEN SPACE GALLERY IN VICTORIA, CANADA". Open Space. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  8. ^ Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (30 June 2006). Human Creation Between Reality and Illusion. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 123–. ISBN 978-1-4020-3578-4.
  9. ^ a b "Doug Back". V2_Institute for the Unstable Media. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  10. ^ David Rokeby; Sara Diamond; Su Ditta (2004). David Rokeby. Oakville Galleries.