Interview with Professor Ernest Edmonds

Professor Ernest Edmonds is a pioneering expert in Human Computer Interaction, specialising in the support of human creativity, as well as a digital artist. He has been using computers in his art practice since 1968, first showed an interactive artwork in 1970 and first showed a generative time-based computer work in 1985. His HCI research was first published in 1972 and he has more than 300 publications in the area.

As an artist, he has exhibited throughout the world and his archives are collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum, as part of the National Archive of Computer-Based Art and Design. He is Emeritus Professor at the De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is an Honorary Editor of the journal Leonardo, a Founding Editor of the Springer book series Cultural Computing, and of the journal Knowledge-Based Systems.

In 2017 he received an ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art and an ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award for the Practice of Computer Human Interaction. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

Interview conducted by Dr Elisabetta Mori on 14 March 2023 on Zoom.


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