Michael Scroggins

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Michael Scroggins has been working in real-time videographic animation since 1970 and non-real-time 3D computer animation since 1983. He has been active in the real-time interactive computer animation field of immersive Virtual Reality (VR) since 1992, when he received a grant from the Banff Centre for the Arts to produce a work as part of the Art and Virtual Environments Project. His VR installation, Topological Slide, premiered at The Fourth International Conference on Cyberspace held in 1993. He received an MFA degree from CalArts where he has been a member of the faculty since l978. He studied video under Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe with whom he worked on the construction of the historic Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer. http://emsh.calarts.edu/~aka/ http://emsh.calarts.edu/~aka/topological_slide/Introduction.html His absolute animation works have been widely screened internationally, including exhibitions at the Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Union of Filmmakers, Moscow; Seibu Ginza, Tokyo; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.