Ernest Edmonds


ACM SIGGRAPH 2017; Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art

ACM SIGCHI 2017; Lifetime Achievement Award for the Practice of Computer Human Interaction

Emeritus Professor, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Honorary Editor Leonardo

Founding Editor Knowledge-Based Systems

Founding Editor Cultural Computing book series


Artist by inclination
Logician by training
Computer Scientist by accident

Ernest Edmonds' art is in the constructivist tradition. 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 in 1970 and first showed a generative time-based computer work in 1985. He has exhibited throughout the world, from Moscow to LA. Ernest is an expert in Human Computer Interaction, specialiasing in the support of human creativity. He has many publications in the fields of art, creativity and human-computer interaction. He is a pioneer in the development of practice-based PhD programmes. Ernest has been an invited speaker in, for example, the UK, France, the USA, China, Australia, Japan and Malaysia.

Ernest Edmonds was born in London in 1942 and studied Mathematics, with Philosophy, at Leicester University. He has a PhD in Logic from Nottingham University. His lifetime work in digital art and in human computer interaction are both internationally recognised. He has held the positions of University Head of Department, Dean and Research Professor. He has served on many funding, review and conference committees. Ernest lives between the Peak District in England and Sydney, Australia.

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