People & Resources: Algorithmic/Generative Arts
Here is a partial list of algorithmic, computational and generative artists. Many of the first generation of computer artists, sometimes also known as Algorists, worked in this way. (Post a private message on Piazza if you find a missing/broken link in this list.)
Generative Artists – 1st Generation (active since late 1960s)
- Charles Csuri (*1922) [i]
- Herbert W. Franke (*1927)
- Jean-Pierre Hébert (*1939)
- Manfred Mohr (*1938)
- Vera Molnar (*1924)
- Frieder Nake (*1938)
- Georg Nees (*1926)
- A. Michael Noll (*1939)
- Lillian Schwartz (*1927)
- Roman Verostko (*1929)
- Edward Zajec (*1938)
Generative Artists – 2nd Generation (active since early ’80s)
- Karl Sims (*1962)
- William Latham (*1961)
- Mark Wilson (*1943)
Generative Artists – 3rd Generation (active since late 1990s)
- Robert Hodgin / Flight404 [Flickr][Vimeo][Site]
- Leander Herzog [Flickr][Vimeo]
- Marius Watz [Flickr][Vimeo][Site]
- Karsten Schmidt / Toxi [Flickr][Vimeo][Site]
- Lia [Flickr][Vimeo][Site]
- Tina Frank [Vimeo][Site]
- Aaron Koblin [Vimeo][Site]
- Erik Natzke [Flickr][Vimeo]
- Memo Akten [Vimeo][Site]
- Jared Tarbell [Flickr][Site]
- Mario Klingemann / Quasimondo [Flickr][Site]
- Mitchell Whitelaw [Site]
Historic & Contemporary Resources
- Ruth Leavitt’s 1975 book Artist and Computer, now online, is an excellent snapshot of computer/algorithmic/generartive arts from ~1965-1975.
- The Digital Art Museum [DAM] in Berlin has an excellent overview of historic works.
- The GeneratorX blog, maintained by Marius Watz, is a comprehensive gateway to contemporary practice in this area.
- Casey Reas has created a marvellous exploration of Software Structures at Whitney Artport.
- A fantastic web site of Generative Art Links by Mikael Hvidtfeldt Christensen.
- The ReCode Project invites people to port older works into new languages.
- The Written Images project, a generative book.