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Dr. Jean-François Jégo

University Paris 8

Jean-François Jégo is an associate-professor at the Arts & Technologies de l’Image department of the Faculty of Arts at the Université Paris 8 in France. He is also digital artist and researcher at the INReV Virtual Reality Laboratory where he creates immersive and interactive experiences, art installations and digital performances using Virtual and Augmented Reality. Following a transdisciplinary Master of Contemporary Arts, Jean-François obtained a PhD in computer science and virtual reality at the robotics center of Mines ParisTech in France. His research topics question human perception and the aesthetics of interaction, exploring embodied interaction, focusing on the expressivity of human and virtual gestures in digital art.

His digital art installations and performances have been exhibited internationally in France (Cent-Quatre, Gaité Lyrique, IRCAM Centre-Pompidou, Théâtre d’Aubervilliers…), Taiwan (MOCA of Taipei) and in many venues including Ars Electronica (Austria), Cyberfest (Russia), IEEE VR and ACM Multimedia conferences (USA). As a curator, in 2016 Jean-François presented the artworks of forty artists at the third international symposium on Movement and Computing MOCO’16 in Thessaloniki in Greece. He also co-organizes the Ars Electronica Campus Exhibition 2015 in Austria presenting thirty years of digital research and creative works of seventy artists to more than 2500 visitors.

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