[-empyre-] A Late Lurking Bio

Tyler Fox tylersfox at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 11:20:22 EST 2013

Dear Empyre Lurkers, writers and moderators,

I apologize for a late submission.

Based in Seattle, WA USA, Tyler Fox is a PhD student at the School of
Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He received his
MFA in Intermedia from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of
Auckland and holds BAs in Art History and the Comparative History of Ideas
from the University of Washington. Tyler is a member of the Transforming
Pain Research Group led by Dr. Diane Gromala, and a co-director of the
Art-Science collective, DPrime Research.

My PhD research centers on the work of Gilbert Simondon—specifically
Simondon's concepts of individuation and transduction and their relation to
a praxis of bioart. I seek to understand how experiences that cross
human-nonhuman boundaries can be facilitated through new technological
configurations and how structural shifts across domains of being and
regimes of experience produce new aesthetic forms. Thus, I look to theories
and practices from a range of fields including posthumanism, new
materialism, phenomenology, and anything that can help me understand the
aesthetics implicit in transduction and individuation.

Currently I am working on different projects that involve attempts to
document the embodied experience of microbial entities. For instance, *Biolesce
*uses physical computing to agitate bioluminescent algae through
interactive installations.  Soon, I will embark on a new series of artistic
investigations involving fermenting microbial lifeforms (bacteria and


“It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving
traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.” ~
William Gibson
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