Simon Kirby

Basic Info

Name: Simon Kirby
Country of Origin: AF

Description

“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 language. I founded the Centre for Language Evolution, which has pioneered techniques for¬†growing languages in the experiment lab and exploring language evolution using computer simulations. My artistic work includes Cybraphon, which won a BAFTA in 2009 and is now part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Scotland.

There is a brief summary of my scientific research on my language evolution page.”

 

Information from artists website simonkirby.net

Explore Artworks By Simon Kirby

Waves 1

Waves 1, original drawing. Custom software, drawing robot, document grade ballpoint pen in red, blue, and green mixed on 300gsm board. 42 x 30 cm, unframed. This is a unique, original drawing, not a print.

Darkness and Light 1

Darkness and Light 1, original drawing. 30,000 straight lines in black and blue ballpoint. Custom software, drawing robot, ballpoint pen on Yupo paper. 42 x 30 cm, unframed. This is a unique, original drawing, not a print. Archival ball point pen.

Dancing line in black and green

Dancing line in black and green, original drawing. Custom software, drawing robot, Bic ballpoint pen in black and green on 300gsm board. 42 x 30 cm, unframed. This is a unique, original drawing, not a print.

Velvet 2 (green)

Velvet 2 (green), original drawing. Custom software, drawing robot, black and blue ballpoint pen on Yupo paper. 42 x 30 cm, unframed. This is a unique, original drawing, not a print. Archival grade ball point pen.

Velvet 1 (blue)

Velvet 1 (blue), original drawing. Custom software, drawing robot, black and blue ballpoint pen on Yupo paper. 42 x 30 cm, unframed. This is a unique, original drawing, not a print. Archival grade ball point pen.

Ballpoint texture in blue and green (personalised)

Ballpoint Texture in Blue and Green, original drawing. Custom software, drawing robot, green and blue ballpoint pen on Yupo paper. 42 x 30 cm, unframed. This is a unique, original drawing, not a print. Archival grade ballpoint pen. Seeded by a location.

Ballpoint Texture in Green (personalised)

Ballpoint Texture in Green, original drawing. Custom software, drawing robot, green and black ballpoint pen on Yupo paper. 42 x 30 cm, unframed. This is a unique, original drawing, not a print. Archival grade ballpoint ink. Seeded by a location.

Ballpoint Texture in Blue (personalised)

Ballpoint Texture in Blue, original drawing. Custom software, drawing robot, blue and black ballpoint pen on Yupo paper. 42 x 30 cm, unframed. This is a unique, original drawing, not a print. Archival grade ballpoint ink. Seeded by a location.