What did I see?• I knew this was what I wanted to do!• An intrinsic link between code, language, and image• My interests crossed boundaries between code, art, math, music, and science• Programming was much more fun than homework (or school in general)• Crashing computers then was much more fun than crashing computers now
The Result• Programming for over 30 years• Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence at Hertfordshire University• Co-director of Quadratura, creating audio/visual installations with sound artist Martin A. Smith• Head of Projective Geometry at the Institute of Unnecessary Research• Exhibited work at the V&A, Science Museum, Science Gallery, amongst others.
The Power of PixelsMiner Willy (1984) ANSI Gringo (1991)
994,138 (2010) Each pixel represents a single human life lost in the UK during the first World War
Other WorkMy Robot Companion Recyclowave (2011-2012) (2009)
Thoughts• A generation was given the opportunity to write code and experiment with computer graphics, sound, and other I/O• General knowledge of the entire machine was both possible and invaluable• My artwork investigates the relationship between artwork, author, and viewer• I’m trying to communicate the feeling of externalisation that is both exciting and terrifying• Programming is not art