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MA1 Blocks Cube Art

MA1 Blocks Cube Art

ByGeoff Davis

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'Blocks' is from MA1 "Abstract Originals" Geoff Davis Micro Arts Group 1984. This was the first generative art collection ever publically released.

In these new artworks, the generative art is running on six surfaces of a 3D cube, which rotates in a void, with synthesised music. This combines historical computer art with modern CGI virtual world graphics. Original music is provided by Metavista.

Originally only numbered (1,2,3,4 etc.) we now have human labels: Safe Enclosures Opening (Blocks)

Micro Arts software was distributed on data cassette and later Prestel videotex. "Abstract Originals" comprised seven generative artworks, and had a menu for colour control, order, etc.

About the artist

Geoff Davis (b. 1957) is a generative artist who founded the Micro Arts Group in 1984, with the goal to support artists and make computer art accessible to the public, as inspired by the London experimental film and video scene.

With Micro Arts Geoff Davis released a series of computer-generated conceptual art pieces and story text generators on data cassettes and Prestel TV Teletext. Davis also provided a forum for computer artists and musicians, with a print magazine and articles and downloadable software on Micronet 800 on Prestel. Micro Arts was revived in 2019 by the Computer Arts Archive (part of the Computer Arts Society CAS and BCS) and has had exhibitions in Leicester and London UK.

Geoff Davis is an Artificial Intelligence researcher in the ethical use of generated text at the University of the Arts London UAL. He has worked for the UK’s innovation trust Nesta, developed ‘eco’ buildings, and was a founder member of the UK’s Sustainable Development Commission SDC. His fiction has been published by PEN International.

Davis is currently working with the CAS for two online talks on “AI and Art,” and “AI and Text”. Davis is the editor of a forthcoming book on AI and Creative Writing.

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