Ernest Edmonds’ art is in the constructivist tradition and he is a pioneer in the use of computers and computational ideas. His art explores algorithms used to relation to colour, time, communication and interaction. He first used computers in his practice in 1968, first showed an interactive artwork with Stroud Cornock in 1970 and first showed a generative time-based computer work in London in 1985. He has exhibited throughout the world, from Moscow to LA. He has recently exhibited in Venice, Denver, Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro. His work is described in the book by Francesca Franco, “Generative Systems Art: The Work of Ernest Edmonds” (Routledge, 2017).
He has many publications in the fields of art, creativity and human-computer interaction. Ernest Edmonds is Professor of Computational Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and Founding Director of the Creativity and Cognition Studios at the University of Technology, Sydney. His recent books include “The Art of Interaction: what HCI can learn from Interactive Art” (Morgan & Claypool, 2018) and “From Fingers to Digits: an artificial aesthetic”, with Margaret Boden, (MIT Press, 2019).
Ernest Edmonds was born in London and studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Leicester University. He has a PhD in logic from Nottingham University. He has held the position of University Dean, has served on many funding and conference committees and was a pioneer in the development of practice-based PhD programmes. He has been an invited speaker in, for example, the UK, France, the USA, China, Australia, Japan and Malaysia.