Filed under proceedings | Tags: · art history, computer art, cybernetics, digital art, media art, technoculture
The symposium ‘Ideas Before Their Time: Connecting the Past and Present in Computer Art’ examines the ideas and technologies of computer-based art. Many intriguing concepts have emerged in computer art over the past 50 years. Some have been brought to light in the archives examined by the Computer Art and Technocultures Project at Birkbeck and the Victoria & Albert Museum. With the current exhibitions of computer art, ‘Decode’ and ‘Digital Pioneers’ ongoing at the V&A, this is a timely look at the area. Speakers from all areas of computer art, including practitioners, curators and historians, discuss the past, present and future of this area.
With contributions by Brian Reffin-Smith, Douglas Dodds, Stroud Cornock, Ernest Edmonds and Francesca Franco, Darko Fritz, George Mallen, Frieder Nake, Richard Wright, Helen Plumb, Nick Lambert, Bonnie Mitchell, Michael O’Rourke, Robin Baker, Paul Coldwell, Jeremy Gardiner, Isaac Kerlow, Jane Prophet, Maria Chatzichristodoulou, David Garcia, Sue Gollifer, Bruce Wands.
Edited by Nick Lambert, Jeremy Gardiner, Francesca Franco
Publisher BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, February 2010