Herbert W. Franke




Artist and Author

Art Works:

Writings and Presentations:

Title: Computer Graphics as Artistic Expression
Writing Type: Essay
Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 1986: A Retrospective
Abstract Summary:

Computer graphics has been in existence for more than twenty years. From the beginning, people experimented on ways to use the new medium – in addition to scientific, technical and commercial application – for artistic goals. Around 1965, Germans Frieder Nake and Georg Nees and the American, A. Michael Noll, strove for that goal; they were followed by individuals such as Kenneth Knowlton, the team of Charles Csuri and James Shaffer in America, and the Japanese Computer-Technique Group. All of them were represented in the large exhibition “Cybernetic Serendipity” in 1968 in London.

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Title: Mathematics As an Artistic-Generative Principle
Writing Type: Paper
Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 1989: Art Show
Abstract Summary:

The author defines a mathematical discipline that is devoted to the generation of artistic images. The practical implementation of the underlying theory is possible today with the aid of computer graphics systems.

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