computer art

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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Morphogenetic Creations

Andy Lomas’s new solo exhibition at Watermans, (until 21st July) provides a perfect opportunity to see his complete vision.  From framed prints and moving image animations to 3D printing, Lomas explores the aesthetics of biology inspired by the theories of Alan Turing … Continue reading

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Congratulations Emily Allchurch

Congratulations to Emily Allchurch on her newly-completed commission for Manchester Art Gallery. (Emily was a British Computer Society-featured artist of the month in 2013) This latest work references a painting from the Gallery’s collection by French Impressionist Adolphe Valette, who … Continue reading

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Congratulations to winners of the Lumen Prize

Congratulations to 2014 Lumen Art Prize winners Andy Lomas (Gold award for Cellular Forms) and Sally Sheinman (Founders Prize for What Makes You, You?), both outstanding artists who featured in my BCS column last year.  The Prize is a major international … Continue reading

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Auto-Creative Art

On view last month in Cambridge was Gustav Metzger’s Auto-Creative art, a variety of materials and methods demonstrative of his long interest in kinetic art, particularly movement and random activity. His 1964 statement “At a certain point the work takes … Continue reading

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Antony Gormley uses the iPad

Art Everywhere 2014 – the people who put posters in public places around city centres of famous art works (voted for by the public), have commissioned Antony Gormley to produce this drawing.  Created by the artist using the stylus in one … Continue reading

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