Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist and teacher. His work, including sculpture, installation, performance, recordings, and software is presented internationally. He is the founder of a number of art/community-oriented groups including dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity, ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, organism: making art with living systems, and the music-dsp mailing list and website. Douglas is Director of Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center and lives in New York City with his wife, writer Amy Benson; two cute/bad cats, Pokey and Sneezy; and many plants.
How do we percieve and understand the world? What happens when we perceive ourselves perceiving? What's the relationship between the stories we tell ourselves and what's really out there?
I am constantly trying to think through these kinds of questions. Most of my works are attempts at understanding whether the questions make any sense, and if they do, whether they even have answers.