Ernest Edmonds‘ art is in the constructivist tradition and he is a pioneer in the use of computers and computational ideas. His art explores algorithms used to relation to colour, time, communication and interaction. He first used computers in his practice in 1968, first showed an interactive artwork with Stroud Cornock in 1970 and first showed a generative time-based computer work in London in 1985. He has exhibited throughout the world, from Moscow to LA. The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, holds some of his artwork and is collecting his archives within the National Archive of Computer Based Art and Design.
He has many publications in the fields of art, creativity and human-computer interactiont. Ernest Edmonds is Professor of Computational Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and Founding Director of the Creativity and Cognition Studios at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Ernest Edmonds was born in London and studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Leicester University. He has a PhD in logic from Nottingham University. He has held the position of University Dean, has served on many funding and conference committees and was a pioneer in the development of practice-based PhD programmes. He has been an invited speaker in, for example, the UK, France, the USA, China, Australia, Japan and Malaysia.
ACM SIGGRAPH 2017; Distinguished Artist Award For Lifetime Achievement In Digital Art
ACM SIGCHI 2017; Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Human Interaction Practice
ACM SIGGRAPH Award 2018: SIGGRAPH Academy
ACM SIGCHI Award 2015: CHI Academy
Chairman of the Board of ISEA International
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