Author Archives: Catherine Mason

From Mind to Machine: computer drawing in art history

The computer, like any tool or machine, extends human capabilities.  But it is unique in that it extends the power of the mind as well as the hand.   Robert Mallary, 1976 Read my essay From Mind to Machine, computer drawing in … Continue reading

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Computer Art Image of the Month articles for BCS archive now on-line

All my BCS Image of the Month articles are now archived on-line at the Computer Arts Society.  With thanks to Sean Clark for his sterling work on this.

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Remembering Cybernetic Serendipity

Fifty years on from Cybernetic Serendipity, the 1968 exhibition of computer art, Studio International remembers the impact and legacy of this seminal show.  Read my article which looks at the history of the exhibition and how it has shaped digital art in the … Continue reading

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Roger Law show at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich

Don’t miss the wonderful Roger Law exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (running until 3 April).  A chance to see not only the famous Spitting Image puppets (and a new Trump puppet!), but also his ceramics – beautifully delineated with … Continue reading

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Showcase on TRT World

Thrilled to be a part of Showcase, the arts program on TRT World television on 14 November, with thanks to Belle Lupton.  Watch me again here, speaking about the effects of technology on art. 

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Call to Artists – CONNECTION : OPEN 2018

CONNECTION : OPEN 2018  – Celebrating the best East Anglian art to launch Wells Maltings Art Space The exciting launch exhibition at the new Wells Maltings art space, opening Spring 2018 will bring together the best artists with an affinity … Continue reading

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Lecture – Computer art and the influence of D’Arcy Thompson

Come to my forthcoming lecture in Dundee – “A huge space of endless predetermined possibilities”: Computer art and the influence of D’Arcy Thompson On 8 November 6pm, I’m thrilled to be going to the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum to talk … Continue reading

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Richard Long at Houghton Hall Norfolk

Wonderful, site-specific Richard Long work.  Made of local Carrstone, a natural sandstone seen in this part of Norfolk particularly in domestic architecture (often called ‘gingerbread’ in N W Norfolk).  A Line in Norfolk embodies the artist’s concepts of nature combined with physical action and gives a true … Continue reading

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Remembering Tony Pritchett

I was saddened to hear of the death of Tony Pritchett in August this year.  For those who don’t know, Tony created The Flexipede in 1967, the first fully surviving work of computer animation created in Britain.  I first met Tony in … Continue reading

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Wells Maltings Arts

I am thrilled to join the Wells Maltings Trust as Art Advisor.   The Wells Maltings is a historic Grade II listed building in Saithe Street, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk currently being redeveloped to create North Norfolk’s Premier Arts & Heritage Centre.  … Continue reading

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