Prof. Dr. Hervé Fischer

Multimedia artist-philosopher, Hervé Fischer graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris). For many years he taught sociology of communication and culture at the Sorbonne. He obtained its MBA in philosophy and his PhD. in sociology of colors. 1985 he founded the Montreal Center for art and new technology. In 2000 he was elected director of the Digital Fine Arts Chair at Concordia University (Montréal). In 1997 he founded the International Federation of Multimedia Associations, which he still actively chairs. He is director-founder of the International Digital Observatory, Canada. He founded in 2014 La société international de mythanalyse. His art has been widely shown in many National Museums and Biennales. His computer animated film "The song of the stars" won the first prize in the international computer animation competition held by the National Computer Graphics Association (USA) in 1988. He was honored by the International Society for the Arts, Science and Technology with the first Leonardo (MIT Press), chevalier des Arts et Lettres et de l'Ordre du mérite of the French government, Distincion de la Cultura cubana, 2009.

He has published nearly twenty books on art, communications and mythanalysis, notably: The Digital Shock, McGill and Queen's University Press, 2006), The Decline of the Hollywood Empire, Talon Books, Vancouver, 2006), both translated into Chinese. His last two books (2014): La divergence du futur (vlb publisher, Montréal) and La pensée magique du Net (éditions François Bourin Paris).