computer art

A Machine that Makes Art – lecture at the American International University, London

If you are in the vicinity of Richmond upon Thames, West London this October, why not come to my lecture with the Richmond Art Society at the American International University on 31 October 2018.  A Machine that Makes Art: from early … Continue reading

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Review of CHANCE & CONTROL at the V&A

Read my review in Studio International of the new display of computer art at the Victoria & Albert Museum London – Chance and Control: Art in the age of Computers and learn of the remarkable diversity of the V&A’s collection … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Remembering Gustav Metzger 1926-2017

I feel privileged to have known the ground-breaking artist Gustav Metzger who passed away a couple of weeks ago.  He was a very early member of the Computer Arts Society and the first editor of our journal PAGE from 1969. His links with the … Continue reading

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A Computer in the Art Room book

Just a reminder that my book – A Computer in the Art Room, The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950‐1980 is still available to purchase from this website (it seems to be prohibitively expensive on Amazon for some reason) – … Continue reading

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