Kenneth Fields, PhD
Director of GCAS Santa Barbara & Professor
Prof. Kenneth Fields is currently Adjunct Professor in the Multimedia Art and Technology Program (MAT) at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is also Professor of Electronic Music at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China (since 2003). Ken held the position of Canada Research Chair in Telemedia Arts, investigating aspects of musical performance over high-speed networks (2008-13). He received a Ph.D. in Media Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2000). Ken has been developing Artsmesh since 2009, a live P2P network music platform. He is affiliated with the Global Centre for Advanced Studies as the Director of the GCAS Santa Barbara Centre.