Roger Vilder

Roger Vilder’s works express his observations of the world by making use of simple geometric forms to examine derivative processes of change in computer-generated films, as well as with kinetic objects. Born in Lebanon in 1938, he has lived in Paris, Le Havre, and Casablanca, emigrating to Canada in 1957. In the 1960’s, Vilder began […]

Rolf Wölk

“Rolf Wölk was the head of the cultural department of MBB before Fischer, Winfried (who set up the MBB Computer Graphics group in 1971). He had already gained over two years of experience in this area being inspired by the increasing performance of plotter systems, and having experimented freely with programmable graphical structures. He studied […]

Roman Verostko

Roman Verostko, born 1929, is a leading figure in the computer art scene, and maintains an experimental studio in Minneapolis where he has developed original algorithmic procedures for creating his art. A year after graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1949, he entered monastic life at St. Vincent Archabbey where he studied philosophy […]

Ruth Leavitt

“Ruth Leavitt’s introduction to computers was via her first husband, Jay Allen Leavitt. Her own background as an artist was in abstract expressionism. She was a master-class student under Hans Hofmann, with whom she initially studied and practised abstract expressionism. Prompted by her husband who taught at the Computer Science Department at the University of […]

Sasha Stiles

Biography and photograph of artist courtesy of the artist’s website: “Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and AI researcher widely recognized as a pioneer of generative literature and language art. ​ Her award-winning work fuses text and technology to probe what it means to be human in an increasingly posthuman era. Stiles is […]

Shunsuke Takawo

Biography and profile picture courtesy of the artist’s website: “Shunsuke Takawo was born in Kumamoto in 1981, the second son of three brothers. His mother’s hobby was patchwork quilting. He went on to study comparative culture at the University of Tsukuba’s Faculty of Comparative Culture in the second academic group, where he studied photographic production […]

Simon Kirby

“I am Professor of Language Evolution at the University of Edinburgh and elected Fellow of the British Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Cognitive Science Society, and a member of the Academy of Europe. I work in parallel on scientific and artistic investigations of cultural evolution and the origins of human uniqueness, particularly the evolution of […]

Sophia Brueckner

Sophia Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer and engineer. The goal of her work is “to meaningfully combine her background in design and engineering with the perspective of an artist to inspire a more positive future” (Bio). Brueckner received her Sc.B. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Brown University, her MFA in Digital + […]

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Spalter Digital Collection Library

The purpose of the Spalter Digital Collection Library is to catalogue the expansive variety of historical materials that relate to the work in the collection. The library includes rare artifacts, ephemera, books, articles, catalogues, publications, exhibition announcements, news paper clippings, magazines, etc.

Sture Johannesson

Sture Johannesson (born 1935 in Sweden) is a self-taught artist who started out as a member of the Scandinavian wing of the Situationist International. During the latter half of the 1960s, he produced a series of colorful, highly detailed and symbolic posters that expressed a certain countercultural lifestyle of protest. The posters were printed in […]

Sue Gollifer

Research interests As someone who works as a practicing artist, curator, academic, researcher, board member and chair, I feel I am the embodiment of the intersection across many venues. As a pioneer of early computer art, I have continuously explored the relationship between technology and the arts for over thirty years, both within my own […]