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Ernest edmonds the art of interaction

Ernest Edmonds (born 1942, London) is a British artist, a pioneer in the field of computer art and its variants, algorithmic art, generative art, interactive art, from the late 1960s to the present. His work is represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum, as part of the National Archive of Computer-Based Art and Design.


Ernest Edmonds DAM Artists Phase One Ernest Edmonds Artworks 1960s

Light logic ernest edmonds interviewed by laura sillars 2013

Life and work

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Ernest Edmonds is an international expert on Human-Computer Interaction who specialises in creative technologies for creative uses. He was one of the first to predict the value of iterative design and a very early advocate of iterative design methods and Agile software development. He founded the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference series and was part of the founding team for the ACM Intelligent User Interface conference series.

Ernest Edmonds DAM Artists Phase One Ernest Edmonds Artworks 1960s

Edmonds studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Leicester University. He has a PhD in logic from the University of Nottingham, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has nearly 300 refereed publications in the fields of human-computer interaction, creativity and art and was a pioneer in the development of practice-based PhD programmes. Ernest Edmonds is Professor of Computation and Creative Media at the University of Technology, Sydney and Professor of Computational Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.


Ernest Edmonds 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Digital Art Ernest Edmonds ACM

Edmonds’ art is in the constructivist tradition and he first used computers in his art practice in 1968. He first showed an interactive work with Stroud Cornock in 1970. He 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.

Ernest Edmonds chromatologies

In 2014 Edmonds curated a seminal historical exhibition, Automatic Art, at GV art gallery, London.; The show included works by Harold Cohen, Anthony Hill, Malcolm Hughes, Michael Kidner, William Latham, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Jeffrey Steele and Susan Tebby.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2017
  • Ernest Edmonds De Montfort University Gallery Leicester UK
    Constructs, Colour, Code: Ernest Edmonds 1967-2017

  • 2013
  • Ernest Edmonds, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney
    Transformations: Digital Prints from the V&A collection, Royal Brompton Hospital, UK

  • 2012/3
  • Light Logic. Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
    Selected New Acquisitions. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • 2012
  • Intuition and Integrity, Kinetica, London; Lighthouse, Brighton; Lovebytes, Sheffield, Phoenix, Leicester
    Transformations: Digital Prints from the V&A collection, Great Western Hospital, Swindon, UK
    Visualise Poetry, Language, Code, Cambridge, UK

  • 2010
  • Grid Gallery, Vivid festival, Sydney

  • 2009
  • When Ideas Become Form—20 Years, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney
    Cities Tango, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney and ISEA, Belfast

  • 2007
  • Ernest Edmonds and Alf Loehr, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney
    Speculative Data and the Creative Imaginary, National Academy of Sciences Gallery, Washington DC
    ColorField Remix, WPA\C Experimental Media Series (performance), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

  • 2005
  • White Noise, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
    Ernest Edmonds and David Thomas, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney
    Minimal Approach… Concrete Tendencies, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney

  • 2004
  • Australian Concrete Constructive Art, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney
    SIGGRAPH Art Exhibition, Los Angeles
    GRAPHITE Art Exhibition, Singapore
    Sonar2004Festival, Barcelona

  • 2000
  • Global Echos. Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort
    Constructs & Reconstructions, Loughborough University
    2000: Relativities, Bankside Gallery, London, and tour

  • 1999
  • Galerie Jean-Mark Laik, Koblenz Science in the Arts—Arts in Science, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

  • 1994
  • Digital Arts, The Mall Gallery, London
    Friends of Mesures. Vervier and Antwerp

  • 1990
  • SISEA, Groningen—collaborative performance
    Avant Garde 1990, Manege, Moscow
    Art Creating Society. Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
    Heads and Legs. Liege (one-person) including a collaborative performance

  • 1989
  • Constructivism versus Computer. Galerie FARO, World Trade Centre, Rotterdam
    Re-Views: Contemporary systematic and constructive arts. The Small Mansion Arts Centre, London

  • 1988
  • Null-Dimension. Galerie New Space, Fulda (and 1989, Gmunden, Austria)

  • 1985
  • Duality and Co-existence. Exhibiting Space, London (one-person).

  • 1975
  • 2nd International Drawing Biennale. Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Cleveland, and tour

  • 1972
  • Cognition and Control. Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham


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