Paul Sermon

Paul Sermon is a Professor of Visual Communication in the School of Art and Media at the University of Brighton, UK. He has worked for over thirty years as an active academic researcher and creative practitioner and has developed a series of celebrated interactive telematic art installations. Having worked under the visionary cybernetic artist Professor Roy Ascott as an undergraduate Fine Art student in the mid-1980s, Paul Sermon went on to establish himself as a leading pioneer of interactive media art, winning the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Linz, Austria, in 1991. It was an accolade that then took Paul to Finland to develop one of the most ground breaking telepresent video installations of his career Telematic Dreaming in 1992, subsequently awarded the 1995 Interactive Media Festival Sparky award. Followed by his installation Telematic Vision in 1993, whilst resident at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Paul Sermon is currently the principal investigator for the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) project Telepresence Stage (AH/Y004000/1) https://www.telepresencestage.org

SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Roles:
  • SPARKS Presenter
  • Exhibition Artist