Herbert W. Franke

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Born 1927 in Vienna. Austrian scientist and writer. He is considered one of the most important science fiction authors in the German language. He is also active in the fields of future research, speleology as well as computer graphics and digital art.

Born in Vienna, Franke worked from 1973 - 1997 at the University of Munich, lecturing in computer graphics and computer art. His pioneering electronic abstractions paralleled those of Ben Laposky, leading however to his own personal and varied oeuvre. Franke has also written widely on computer art (See Essays section) and his first book Computer Graphics - Computer Art was the earliest comprehensive text on the subject. Franke has collaborated with colleague Horst Helbig in some artworks and essays.

Publications
  • 1971 Computer Graphics: Computer Art (Computergraphik - Computerkunst, 1971)
Articles
  • "The New Visual language: The Influence of Computer Graphics on Art and Society"
  • "The Expanding Medium: The Future of Computer Art"


http://www.dam.org/dox/2327.DszOR.H.1.De.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_W._Franke