MA1 Geoff Davis “Abstract Originals”

MA1: Geoff Davis: “Abstract Originals” – see below for image gallery
ZX Spectrum 48k – 1984


Micro Arts History ebook – see right side link


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Above: data cassette distribution

Generative art

A series of changing art displays, generated from code. Colour and length controlled from a menu at start.

Video: This is fast mode, so it races through the first 5, the last 2 are slower. The slow menu option is better for use as ambient art.

7 generated art displays

 

Exhibition

Exhibited 2021 at LCB Depot, Leicester see blog.

Details

The cassette inner said:

“A colourful experience for you and your VDU. These mobile graphics can be colour coded to fit your décor. The order, timing and repetition can also be controlled, giving a responsive art display to enhance your next dinner or cocktail party, union meeting or conference.”

The title was put in quotes – “Abstract Originals” – was because they were not individually original (rather,  generated from original code) and not abstract in the sense of abstracted from reality – they were code reality. All images and material Geoff Davis 1984 (2021). Prints and so on will be available in 2021, from this site at the Computer Arts Archive.

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Note: all the above images are frames from MA1 – Geoff Davis:‘Abstract Originals’ generative art software.

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Note: all the above images are frames from MA1: – GeoffDavis:‘Abstract Originals’ generative art software.

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Note: all the above images are frames from MA1 – Geoff Davis:‘Abstract Originals’ generative art software.

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Note: all the above images are frames from MA1 – Geoff Davis:‘Abstract Originals’ generative art software.

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Note: all the above images are frames from MA1 – Geoff Davis:‘Abstract Originals’ generative art software.

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Note: all the above images are frames from MA1 – Geoff Davis:‘Abstract Originals’ generative art software.

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Note: all the above images are frames from  – Geoff Davis:‘Abstract Originals’ generative art software.