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CAS Leicester: Dr Nick Lambert - The Computer Arts Society From 1969 to the Present

Sat, 14 Apr 2012

CAS Leicester: Dr Nick Lambert - The Computer Arts Society From 1969 to the Present

Dr Nick Lambert
Phoenix Square, 7pm FREE

Although digital art is considered to be a recent phenomenon, it has its roots in the 1960s with Art and Technology and Cybernetics. The Computer Arts Society, founded in early 1969, acted as a catalyst for British and international artists experimenting with computers and set up several exhibitions of its own. It also fostered collaborations, discussed new developments and hosted heated arguments in its magazine PAGE. The CAS is still active today and its current Chair, Nick Lambert, will review its history and explain its current mission to develop a new appreciation for the digital arts in Britain.

Dr Nick Lambert is Lecturer in Digital Art and Culture at the VASARI Research Centre, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London.

Image: Paul Brown, 'BIGDIM / 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 / 200, 120 / 11,969' (Detail), 1979. Now held by the V&A Museum.

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