Computer Arts Archive
Introducing the Computer Arts Archive
The Computer Arts Archive is a not-for-profit company that collects, exhibits and promotes computer arts for the benefit of artists, audiences, curators, educators and researchers. We collaborate with other collections, museums and galleries to explore the impact of digital culture and ensure that computer art is recognised as a significant contemporary art form with a rich and diverse history. In particular, we work closely with the Computer Arts Society, a member-based organisation founded in 1968.
Monday 6pm November 16th 2020
Micro Arts was founded in 1984 by Geoff Davis, along with an diverse group of young artists and programmers. In the mid-1980s it released computer generated art on data cassettes and Prestel TV teletext. A comprehensive collection of materials from Micro Arts has been donated to the Computer Arts Archive.
The CAS50 Collection was created in 2018 to help celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Computer Arts Society. The collection currently contains printed works by 24 artists, with contributions from 12 new artists due by the end of the year.