Ernest Edmonds

Mon, 27 Feb 2012

Ernest Edmonds

6:30 for 7:00 Monday 3 December 2007

The Nature of Interaction in Digital Art

Computer Arts Society Public Meeting

System Simulation Ltd
Bedford Chambers
The Piazza Covent Garden
London WC2E 8HA, England

Ernest Edmonds and Stroud Cornock presented a paper about interaction in a CAS session at the Computer Graphics 1970 conference. This presentation describes Edmonds' latest Shaping Form series of interactive works shown this year in Washington DC and Sydney. These works develop over time as a result of their interaction with the world. The use of the word interaction is reviewed and alternative approaches to describing the concept explored. In particular, a systems view is taken and contrasted with an action/response model. A refined view of such interactions is proposed in which artwork and audience are said to influence one another.

Ernest Edmonds has been an invited presenter in, for example, the UK, France, the USA, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia. He has many publications in the fields of art, creativity and interaction and has exhibited throughout the world, from Moscow to LA. He is editor-in-chief of the Leonardo journal's Transactions. He is currently Professor of Computation and Creative Media at the University of Technology Sydney.