Image of the Month

A monthly column I’m writing for The Chartered Institute for IT (formerly known as the British Computer Society), in conjunction with the Computer Arts Society.

Digital Revolutions

An ambitious exhibition of digital art and design opens this month at the Barbican Centre – Digital Revolution, featuring several works specially commissioned for the show – including our featured BCS image this month by Usman Haque, and much else … Continue reading

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Coding Conundrums

Andy Lomas is a self-confessed code junky, saying,  I write it for my own pleasure.  His Morphogenetic Creations on view earlier this year at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, has just been awarded one of the best artworks … Continue reading

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The Final Frontier

This month we are considering a truly extraordinary use of the digital.  Artist and creative entrepreneur Anna Hill is exploring how immersive art can communicate the human experience of space travel and, in her words, bring space down to earth.  … Continue reading

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Digital Opera

Digital Opera is emerging as a new art form and our BCS image this month is a still fromSecret Garden, the world’s first opera and ballet created for the iPad by media artist Professor Martin Rieser from his original poems, … Continue reading

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Going with the Flow

James Faure Walker’s art is fundamentally about painting; the act of applying paint, whether it be digital or physical, to a surface.  The pictorial elements of line, form, space and most of all colour work together to create an art … Continue reading

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An Artful Life

It was my great pleasure recently to spend the afternoon with Barbara Nessim, a pioneer in digital art and illustration, and to hear first-hand about her inspiring career spanning six decades.  She is the BCS-featured artist this month, read the … Continue reading

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Chinese Fusion

The superb exhibition surveying 12 centuries of Chinese art currently on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum (to 19 Jan), showcases a culture that values continuity, tradition and repetition.  Also evident is the strong history within Chinese art of … Continue reading

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Expanded Evolution

Bizarre, strange mutated forms looming out of computer space; William Latham is a gardener steering and evolving forms within a kind of virtual evolution.  These images lead us to imagine we are being allowed in on the secrets of the … Continue reading

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Digital Vanitas

Rob and Nick Carter’s art is a memento mori with a twist, because what appears initially as a painted panel in a wooden frame (of the kind favoured by Dutch 17th-C masters), upon sustained looking reveals a screen playing a … Continue reading

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Role-play at the Biennale

Nicola Costantino’s, Rapsodia inconclusa [Unfinished Rhapsody], is an installation currently showing at the Argentina Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, which uses digital video to speak of the nation’s continuing attempts to make sense of a turbulent 20th-C political history. At … Continue reading

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