Micro Arts computer videos
The videos below have no sound.
Many more videos will be added so please return or subscribe. For more details on each piece, see the MA software pages. Click on the software title for more information.
MA4 Story Generator 1985 – short edits of the start of each generation.
Full stories are shown further down the page
MA4 Story Generator by Geoff Davis – just the titles and a few pages, 11 in 16 minutes instead of 55 minutes. Cow Boils Head (G Davis 1984) was the seed story.
MA1 ” Abstract Originals”
Geoff Davis 1984
MA1 ‘Abstract Originals’ – Geoff Davis 1984 (7 generative art pieces)
7 generated art displays (below)
MA1 ‘Abstract Originals’ – #3
MA1 ‘Abstract Originals’ – #1
MA2 Various Unusual Events
Geoff Davis 1984
MA2 Various Unusual Events – Geoff Davis 1984 (6 conceptual and art pieces)
Piano Bar (player piano, also inspired by weaving)
In June 1916 Hugo Ball, founder of Dada, performed a set of sound poems on stage at the Cabaret Voltaire club in Zurich. This program created random works from letter, to be recited as sound art, or used at parties.
Minimal – slow art – 2 years to finish. An early example of environmental or slow (long term) art. Also a joke about fast paced computer graphics.
There were other pieces on MA2, not shown here.
Studio (abstract animation with feet and beeps); Carry On Computing (math art); The Money Work System (character animation, Valerie Solanas/Warhol, UBI);
MA3 Martin Rootes Volume One
Martin Rootes 1984
MA3 Martin Rootes Vol. 1 1984 (5 generative art pieces)
MA3 art show reel also see single pieces below.
Texture and Pattern
Ma4 Story Generator
Geoff Davis 1985 (Prestel teletext distribution)
MA4 – Cow Boils Head text story generator – Geoff Davis 1985
Several runs of the story text generator. This was a procedural story generator PSG. Visit the the MA4 page for the original short story and several runs of the generator.