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Christopher Salter

Professor/Director @ Zurich University of the Arts

Chris Salter (US/CH) is a Professor for Immersive Arts and Director of the Immersive Arts Space at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He is also Professor Emeritus, Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal and former Co-Director of the Hexagram network for research-creation in arts, cultures and technology, and Co-Founder of the Milieux Institute at Concordia. He studied philosophy and economics and completed his PhD in theatre studies with research in computer music at Stanford University. His artistic work has been seen all over the world at such venues as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Barbican Centre, Berliner Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen, ZKM, Kunstfest Weimar, MUTEK, Vitra Design Museum, Groningen Forum, Musée d’art Contemporain, Muffathalle, EXIT Festival-Maison des Arts Creteil and Place des Arts-Montreal, among many others. He is the author of numerous articles, book chapter as well as the monographs Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance ( 2010), Alien Agency: Experimental Encounters with Art in the Making (2015), and Sensing Machines (2022), all from MIT Press.