The Computer Arts Society was established in the UK in 1968 by George Mallen, Alan Sutcliffe and John Lansdown and pioneered the development of computer arts in the UK and worldwide.

The first exhibition: 23rd May until 13th June 2018. It will feature work by Stephen Bell, Peter Beyls, Desmond Henry, Ernest Edmonds, Sean Clark, Paul Brown, William Latham, boredomresearch, Sue Gollifer, Stephen Scrivener, Daniel Brown and Andy Lomas.
Venue: LCB Depot, Leicester, LE1 1RE

Second exhibition: EVA ’18 conference: 9th- 13th July 2018.
Venue: British Computer Society, London.

Third exhibition: Brighton Digital Festival, Sept. 19th- 23rd. 2018
Venue: The Phoenix, Brighton.


Henry in Leonardo Posted: 04 March 2018

Elaine's article "The Contribution of Desmond Paul Henry (1921-2004) to Twentieth Century Computer Art" is to be published in the Art and Technology Journal Leonardo (Volume 51, Issue 2, April 1st 2018  MIT Publication). 

An appreciation of Henry by Professor Jai Chuhan Posted: 04 March 2018

Read Professor Chuhan's appreciation of Henry's machine-generated art of the 1960s. Jai knew Henry personally and was integral in encouraging Henry's daughter Elaine, to embark upon her contextual PhD on the subject of 1960's machine-generated art.

DP Henry: Drawing with Machines, with Spontaneous Exhilaration

New Jack Tait web-site, featuring his Homage to Henry Drawing Machine Posted: 16 October 2017

In the absence of any fully functioning drawing machines of Henry’s, in 2015, Dr. Jack Tait, an avid life-long creator of analogue based drawing machines himself, completed a reverse engineering project to create a Homage To Henry Machine (the HHM) which successfully replicates curvilinear, abstract images very similar to Henry’s.

Homage to Henry machine in action.

Serendipity Symposium, Strawberry Hill, London, 15/06/ 2017 Posted: 16 October 2017

AISB Members Workshop VIII: Serendipity Symposium

This one-day symposium on the theme of ‘serendipity’ was a first attempt to gather the world’s
leading ‘serendiptologists’ in one room. As such, this event brought together researchers in computing, the arts, sciences, and other fields of cultural endeavour. To mark the historic nature of this
occasion the event was held in the Waldegrave Drawing Room at St Mary’s
University, adjacent to Strawberry Hill House, the gothic castle in
Twickenham built by Horace Walpole, who invented the concept of
‘serendipity’ in 1754. A most interesting tour of Strawberry Hill House was included
in the programme.

Elaine O’Hanrahan’s contribution was entitled: The role of chance in the machine-generated art of Computer Art pioneer, Desmond Paul Henry (1921-2004)

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