Latest for the Tickle – featuring 1980s micro-computers

Geoff Davis and his Micro Arts initiative, which allowed people to create computer art at home using their TV and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Read all about it in the Tickle, arts magazine published and sold as an NFT on Objkt.com

Essay published in new book about Dominic Harris by Halcyon Gallery

“As if Stirred by Magic”, my essay for the Feeding Consciousness: Dominic Harris exhibition this past summer at the Halcyon Gallery, London has just been published in a beautifully-illustrated hardback book.

Also included is a transcription of a talk in the gallery between the artist and myself.

On-line talk March 29 2023: History of AI in the Arts – the UK in the 1970s

7pm in the UK – 2pm in NYC, via Zoom 

Join me for a special on-line session with 3 pioneers of computer and computational art – precursors of today’s AI & Generative Art, all of whom have a connection to the Slade School of Art and Leicester Polytechnic in the early to late 1970s.

Ernest Edmonds will describe his pioneering work with Stroud Cornock at Leicester Polytechnic, the Invention of Problems events in 1970-71, his friendship with Edward Ihnatowicz, the relationship with the Slade and the formation of the Human Computer Interface Research Unit. Stephen Bell, one of the Slade students who continued his research with Ernest, will also talk about Dominic Boreham another student who went on to the HCIRU. Paul Brown, another student at the Slade and later a Research Fellow there, will talk about his friendship with Harold Cohen and Chris Briscoe and discuss his own work with AI and A-life.

FREE! Please book here: Or watch via YouTube