is a Doctor of aesthetics and visual arts. From 1982 to 2000 he was the
head of the department of Arts and Technologies of Image at the University
Paris 8 and continues to participate in theoretical and practical research
in the Digital Images and Virtual Reality Center of this university.
As a theoretician, he is interested in the relationship between art and technology, in particular between visual arts and data-processing techniques. He has published about a hundred articles on this subject and three books : Image. De l'optique au numérique, 1988 ; La Technologie dans l’art. De la photographie à la réalité virtuelle, 1998, (translated in Portuguese) ; and L’Art numérique, 2003-2005, in collaboration with Norbert Hillaire.
As a visual artist, Edmond Couchot created in the mid-1960s cybernetic devices requiring the participation of the spectator. He later extended his research with digital interactive works and was involved in about twenty international exhibitions.