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CAS50 Exhibition Catalogue

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:41

CAS50 Exhibition Catalogue

The catalogue for the CAS50 exhibition is now available for order. The catalogue includes information about the artworks in the exhibition, together with pictures of the Leicester and Brighton showings.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/616573763/cas50-exhibition-catalogue

Tags: CAS, CAS50, Publication

Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts

Posted: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:14

Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts

In July 1968, a special issue of Studio International was published, Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts, which was realised in relation to the Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition held at London's Institute of Contemporary Art from August to October of the same year. The show drew attention to the inventive ways that artists, scientists and technology experts were working together to make computer-generated graphics, animations and music, as well as cybernetic machines and environments. The idea was that artistic forms could be, and were, spawned by technology. The exhibition was curated by Jasia Reichardt, in collaboration with Mark Dowson (technological adviser) and Peter Schmidt (musical adviser) and designed by Franciszka Themerson.

To mark the 50th anniversary of this pioneering publication and exhibition, Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts has been reprinted and is available to purchase.

http://studiointernational.com/index.php/cybernetic-serendipity-the-computer-and-the-arts

Tags: Publication

Writing New Codes: Cordeiro / Mallary / Molnár

Posted: Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:02

Writing New Codes: Cordeiro / Mallary / Molnár

Writing New Codes is an exhibition of work by computer art pioneers Waldemar Cordeiro, Robert Mallary and Vera Molnár. It is currently at the Mayor Gallery in Cork St, London. The gallery has generously given us a PDF copy of the exhibition catalogue to add to our archive which can be found in the Exhibitions and Events section. The exhibition runs until 27th July 2018 so you only have a couple or weeks to see the works. It's well worth a visit (perhaps combine it with a visit to Chance and Control at the V&A?).

Tags: Exhibition

CAS50 Panel @ EVA'18 and Book Launch

Posted: Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:36

CAS50 Panel @ EVA'18 and Book Launch

The annual EVA London conference takes place in London between 10th and 12th July at BCS headquarters in Covent Garden. There is a full speaker programme, plus a pre-conference day on Monday 9th and an education day on Friday 13th. On the evening of Tuesday 10th there will be a discussion panel celebrating 50 years of the Computer Arts Society.

The panel is free to attend and the evening will also include refreshments, information about the CAS50 programme and the London lunch of Francesca Franco's new book on the work of Ernest Edmonds.

If you would like to join us please register for FREE at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eva-london-2018-monday-9th-thursday-12th-july-2018-tickets-42788276888#tickets

Tags: CAS50, Panel

CAS50 Exhibition in Leicester Opening

Posted: Tue, 29 May 2018 20:44

CAS50 Exhibition in Leicester Opening

The CAS50 year officially began on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 with the opening of the CAS50 Exhibition in Leicester.

Attendees of the launch were treated to an evening of talks by many of the artists involved in the exhibition, together with introductions by CAS co-founder George Mallen and current chair Nick Lambert.

As well as marking the start of the CAS50 year, the exhibition also announced the CAS50 Collection project. This aims to use the interest in CAS50 to help build a curated collection of high-quality computer artworks that we hope will become an important resource for people interested in computer art.

Pictures from the opening can be found here and panoramic images here. A video of the talks is available on our YouTube Channel.

Tags: CAS, CAS50

CAS50 Collection

Posted: Tue, 15 May 2018 13:13

CAS50 Collection

Next week will see the opening of the CAS50 exhibition in Leicester and mark the official launch of the CAS50 Collection. This is the start of a one-year programme that will see us create a unique collection of digital artworks that will help us celebrate 50 years of the computer arts society. We will be showing the collection at various locations over the coming year. Galleries and venues interested in taking part should get in touch with cas50@computer-arts-society.com.

Tags: CAS, CAS50

More Archive Updates

Posted: Sun, 25 Mar 2018 00:58

More Archive Updates

The latest addition to the CAS Online Archive are a collection of John Lansdown's columns for the BCS Computer Bulletin (1974-1992) and an index of Catherine Mason's more recent columns for the BCS website and ITNow Magazine (2011-2014). They really are must-read articles for people interested in the development of computer art and digital image making.

http://computer-arts-society.com/archive

Tags: CAS

PAGE Archive Completed

Posted: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:08

PAGE Archive Completed

We are very pleased to announce that we have completed our online archive of the Computer Arts Society's PAGE bulletin. First published in 1969, PAGE provides a unique insight into the development of computer arts in the UK and beyond. The processes of digitising PAGE began during the CACHe project but this is the first time that a complete collection of all known issues of PAGE has been published online in PDF format.

We are working to ensure that all of the PAGE PDFs are fully index by Google. Well over half of them have been so far and you can keyword search them using our new CAS website search. We hope that the remainder of the issues will be indexed soon.

This is the first outcome of the CAS50 programme. This will see a series of celebratory events, archiving activities and a limited edition paper re-publication of the early issues of PAGE. CAS50 will run from summer 2018 until summer 2019.

http://computer-arts-society.com/cas50

Tags: CAS, CAS50

Website Update

Posted: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:01

Website Update

As you will no doubt have noticed, the Computer Arts Society website is undergoing some major changes. The motivation for this is the forthcoming CAS50 year of activities that we will be announcing shortly.

The plan is to undergo a complete content review starting in March 2018, with the aim of creating a comprehensive searchable archive of all on-line CAS resources. We will then introduce a new events guide that will feature digital and computer arts events from CAS partners, as well as our own activities. Next will be a fresh look and feel for the website (what you see now is temporary while we reorganise the content), search engine reindexing, some training for a new team of website editors, the start of a new CAS Blog and finally the launch of the new website in May 2018 to coincide with the start of CAS50.

The searchable archive will become a central part of the new website and we are looking for people to contribute any CAS related archival materials they may have. We are particularly interested in video materials. Get in touch at cas50@computer-arts-society.com if you have anything that you think may be of interest.

Tags: CAS, CAS50