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Film Evening

Mon, 27 Feb 2012

Film Evening

6.30pm for 7.00pm Monday 26th July 2010

The Computer Arts Society presents a FREE evening of film from the 1970/80s and more recent performances that use computer-based generative systems.

Malcolm Le Grice, Mike Leggett, Ernest Edmonds and Mark Fell

Location: Birkbeck Cinema

Introduced by Ernest Edmonds


Part 1: Generative Film

Red+Green+Blue, Mike Leggett. 1972-76. 16mm film, 9 min.

Fragment, Ernest Edmonds. 1984-85. Computer Generated Video, excerpt, 10 min.

Digital Still Life, Malcolm Le Grice. 1984-86. Computer and video, colour, 8 min

Part 2: Generative Performance

Attack on Silence, Mark Fell. 2010

DC Release, Ernest Edmonds and Mark Fell. 2007

About The Speaker

Ernest Edmonds was born in London and studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Leicester University. He has a PhD in logic from Nottingham University, is a Fellow of the British Comuter Society, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Charted Engineer. He is a practicing artist.

He lives and works in Sydney Australia. His art is in the constructivist tradition and he first used computers in his art practice in 1968. He first showed an interactive work with Stroud Cornock in 1970. He first showed a generative time-based computer work in London in 1985. He has exhibited throughout the world, from Moscow to LA.

He has over 200 refereed publications in the fields of human-computer interaction, creativity and art. Artists Bookworks (UK) has recently published his book "On New Constructs in Art". Ernest Edmonds is Professor of Computation and Creative Media at the University of Technology, Sydney where he runs a multi-disciplinary practice-based art and technology research group, the Creativity and Cognition Studios. In Sydney, he is represented by the Conny Dietzschold Gallery.

Ernest Edmonds has held the position of University Dean, has sat on many funding and conference committees and was a pioneer in the development of practice-based PhD programmes. He founded the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference series and was part of the founding team for the ACM Intelligent User Interface conference series. He has been an invited speaker in, for example, the UK, France, the USA, Australia, Japan and Malaysia.

  • Director Creativity and Cognition Studios, UTS
  • Editor-in-Chief Leonardo Transactions
  • Founding Editor Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Visiting Professor Sussex University
  • Visiting Research Fellow Goldsmiths College
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