Bill Keays holds a Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), USA, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is an interactive media artist whose work attempts to dissolve the boundary between real and virtual realms. His installations accomplish this by presenting innovative body-centric interfaces that share a high affinity with conceptual basis of the work.
His early professional experience in the IT industry was fused with his artistic practice in sculpture and photography into a career as an interactive media artist-technologist. At the Fantastic Corporation, a multimedia start-up based in Switzerland, he founded and managed a new media Research and Prototyping unit. He is currently Creative Director of Virtango, an interactive design consultancy based in Lugano, Switzerland, focused on interactive productions for museums, special events and entertainment facilities. He also gives lectures and participates to international academic conferences and exhibitions. His work has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica and numerous galleries and exhibitions in Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.