Research at UAL Creative Computing Institute CCI Camberwell and other news

I’ve just started a research M Phil at UAL’s CCI. I’ll let you know more as this develops. Topic is AI and text generation, with various outputs. This follows my 1985 text generation program Cow Boils Head, and the work in my Middlesex Uni MA on zooming and multi-layered texts, Calm As A Dead Clam.

Calm As A Dead Clam Geoff Davis 2003
Calm As A Dead Clam Geoff Davis 2003

See here (on his author site) for more on the MA interface design.

I also have a new site for my general writing and art under the name Author Geoff Davis

I’ve been published on and off (mainly off) since the 1980s, everything was in print but new editions will be published in ebook format by Story Software this year and next.

More to follow…
Geoff Davis

Historical influences for computer art

The ebook is about to arrive, and this has a short page on historical influences. So I’ve reproduced it here.

Jacquard’s Loom

Repetitive tasks were first mechanised using the loom, an early success in the Industrial Revolution. The loom then inspired early calculation machine inventors.

Linear repetitions have also been used in line-generated Micro Arts pieces such as ‘Piano Bar’ on MA2.

Jacquard Card
Jacquard Card and Loom

Above:  hard at work computing (a ‘computer’ was a person until recently).

 Anni Albers

Weaving experiments and art from the Bauhaus head have a similarity to some of the Micro Art pieces. This is due to mechanical and algorithmic outputs from a limited but variable input, so the limited colours come out in a grid.

Annie Albers (Bauhaus)

Annie Albers (Bauhas)


Micro Arts Group Geoff Davis MA2 Various Unusual Events The Piano Bar red generative computer art

The Piano Bar red  (Micro Arts Group Geoff Davis MA2 Various Unusual Events)