Tag Archives: Computer Arts Society

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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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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Fake Nature

Jennifer Steinkamp’s beautiful tree moves as though blowing in the wind and transforms over time as the seasons change. This Los Angeles based artist explores ideas about architectural space, motion and perception using computer animation to engage viewers through use … Continue reading

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Form and Number

This month my BCS column investigates an interesting commission from the University of Dundee Museum Services who have been working with theArt Fund on a £100,000 project to explore the influence of Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson in the visual arts. Because … Continue reading

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Colour Computation

For over forty years Ernest Edmonds has had an interest in interactivity and his current exhibition at Site Gallery Sheffield demonstrates a career-long conversation between drawing, painting and computer-based work. Ernest is our BCS featured artist of the month, read … Continue reading

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Digital Dolly Mix

My article for the British Computer Society this month is a selection submitted by readers of this column and members of the Computer Arts Society. The high standard and sheer variety of works produced under what might be termed computer … Continue reading

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I’m on BBC Radio 4 discussing Computer Art!

Hear me discussing the work of pioneering computer artists Manfred Mohr and Ernest Edmonds, (both of whom have shows opening in England this week), with John Wilson of BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. The programme aired on Thursday 15th November … Continue reading

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A Computational Life

This month we celebrate the work of Manfred Mohr, a pioneer in the use of algorithms and computer programs for art-making. His first ever solo London show opens 16 November at the Carroll Fletcher Gallery http://www.carrollfletcher.com/ (to 20 December), a … Continue reading

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Computer Arts Society trip to Bletchley Park – Monday 28 May 2012

In celebration of “ALAN TURNING YEAR” I am organising a special trip sponsored by the Computer Arts Society to Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing. You are invited to join what I’m sure will be a fascinating day in … Continue reading

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