Art should not limited to "do not touch", "no photography" and velvet ropes. I believe that art must not only allow but encourage, dialogue between artist and participant. This dialogue is multi-tiered, invoking a manifested exchange of the physical as well as the mental. I do not use the word "viewer" because that implies standing back. The epitome of art is total emersion of the patron in the piece. My goal as an artist is to create art that truly shifts the traditional role of the patron from passive to active. Viewer equals performer. My medium is circuits, code, and pixels. My presentation is interactive installation. Art is not a spectator sport.
John Pierre Bruneau is an internationally exhibiting new media artist based in the Silicon Valley. He holds a technology specialist position at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching which allows him to further his research into educational technology and serious games. He is a part-time Lecturer at San Jose State University where he teaches classes in game studies, art and programming. Bruneau is the cofounder of Ars Virtua, The Third Faction, and the San Jose State Game Developers Club. He has an MFA in Digital Media from the CADRE Laboratory for New Media (Computers, Art, Design, Research, and Education) at San Jose State University. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego in ICAM (Inter-disciplinary Computing in the Arts Major). Primarily working in games as a medium, his projects range from interactive installation pieces, to online game development, to performance art in virtual worlds. He has exhibited his work in Zer01 SJ, The Streaming Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum and ISEA as well as others. His goal is to find new, innovative ways to improve education though technology and most importantly, keep learning fun.
John [at] artfail [dot] com