Ernest A. Edmonds | i |
last name: Edmonds
first name: Ernest A.
birthday: 1942
birth-place: London (United Kingdom)

Ernest Edmond’s great topic is color and interaction. His career has taken him from hand drawing to interactive computer-based installations, from England to Australia, from author to keynote speaker.

He studied mathematics and philosophy at Leicester University. He holds a Ph.D. in logic from Nottingham University, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer. He is a researcher, author, and practicing artist. He lives and works alternatingly in Sydney, Australia, and in the UK. His art is clearly and purely in the constructivist tradition.

Edmonds’ first use of a computer in his art practice dates back to 1968. He first showed an interactive work, titled “Datapack”, with Stroud Cornock in 1970. His first generative time-based computer work was on display in London in 1985. He has exhibited throughout the world, from Moscow to Los Angeles. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has acquired his archives as part of the National Archive of Computer Based Art and Design.

Ernest Edmonds is a professor of Computation and Creative Media at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he runs a multi-disciplinary practice-based art and technology research group, called the Creativity and Cognition Studios. He has over 200 refereed publications, mainly in the fields of human-computer interaction, creativity, and art. In Sydney, he is represented by the Conny Dietzschold Gallery.

Ernest Edmonds has held the position of University Dean, has sat on many funding and conference committees and was a pioneer in the development of practice-based Ph.D. programmes. He founded the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference series and was part of the founding team for the ACM Intelligent User Interface conference series. He has lectured in the UK, France, the USA, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, and elsewhere.

Professor of Computation and Creative Media, University of Technology, Sydney
Director of Creativity and Cognition Studios, University of Technology, Sydney
Editor-in-Chief, Leonardo Transactions
Founding Editor, Knowledge-Based Systems
Visiting Professor Sussex University
Visiting Research Fellow Goldsmiths College, University of London

Source: LEA : Leonardo Almanac


1942 Born in London, UK.
1960s During this decade he worked mainly on the topic of abstraction, and produced abstract paintings and concrete poetry.
1968 Started using a computer [which brand? programming language?] in his art practice, in particular in his work “Nineteen” [include it in his media].
1970 First showing of an interactive work, “Datapack” [include!], with Stroud Cornock, at the CG70 exhibition at Brunel University [entry on it?].
1970 First time to show “Nineteen” at the exhibition “Invention of Problems” [establish link], at Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester.
1985 Exhibited a generative time-based computer work for the first time (known as Video Constructs) at the solo show “Duality and Co-existence”, at Exhibiting Space in London [entry on it, link].
1990 First public performance of his work “Correspondence” (produced in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Husquinet [entry, link]), at the exhibition “Heads & Legs” in Liège, Belgium [entry, link].
1993 Founded the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference series
2000s During this decade his generative works, or “video constructs”, became interactive, using sound and image sensor systems. Also in the 2000s Edmonds has shown this works around the world.
2005 Artists Bookworks (UK) published his latest book On new constructs in art.
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