Eric Drass is an artist and curator who makes work in a range of media, from painting, to digital installation, to generative experiments which live on the net. Some of his favourite themes are identity, consciousness, the philosophical ramifications of artificial intelligence, big data and the relationship between humans and machines. Sometimes this work is political, frequently it is playful, often it is provocative or transgressive in some way. His works are frequently reported and cited online (BoingBoing, b3ta, Imperica, Computer Arts and Wikipedia etc.)
Eric holds a degree in Philosophy and Psychology (Oxford) and an unfinished PhD in Cognitive Psycholinguistics (also Oxford). He is co-author on a number of patents dealing with PRISM-type surveillance technologies (long before PRISM became public), and a number of academic papers relating to neural network models of language acquisition and heritability.
He also used to be a singer in an experimental hardcore band, an unsuccessful male model, and once took at dotcom 1.0 company from a bedroom project to 14 countries and back, spending $50m on the way. Twenty years ago he was a TV star in America, but he doesn’t like to talk about it.
Imperica have a good interview, if you want to know some more.
Here’s a presentation at Electromagnetic Field earlier this year:
You can follow me on twitter: Follow @erocdrahs
This website is primarily devoted to my personal works, under the name shardcore. You can find information about my collaborative work at The Fortunecats
You can send a message to shardcore at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re here because you’re thinking about ripping off my ideas, please take a moment, click on the link above and get in touch. I can be friendly, and maybe we can do some work together.
If you steal my ideas without credit, I will hunt you like a dog and destroy you.