Friday, 20 February 2009
The Grammar Complete – Paul Brown
The CAS informs us of a couple of interesting upcoming events dealing with the history of computer art.
The first is the informal launch of a new book on the history of early British computer art at the next CAS meeting in London. ‘White Heat Cold Logic – British Computer Art 1960-1980’ is published by MIT Press. Judging by the table of contents and calibre of writers involved this looks like an invaluable contribution to the dissemination of a body of work that is often overlooked. On the same night there will also be a talk given by Francesca Franco on the first computer art show at the Venice Biennale in 1970. The event takes place on the 4th March, more details can be found here.
Just a couple of days later on the 6th March, but this time across the water in NYC, the Technocultures: The History of Digital Art discussion takes place. This event facilitates a panel conversation featuring computer animation pioneers Ken Knowlton and Lillian Schwartz, mathematical sculptor Kenneth Snelson (famed for his Tensegrity sculptures) and Margot Lovejoy, artist and author of Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. Full details can be found here.