The Artist and Computer: Problems in Translation of Autographic Work through the Computer.

Stephen Mumberson
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I am interested in the use of large format printers which have a large range of possible modes of printing but are more often used as mere reprographic printer. It is the strange case of technologists not realizing that artists would be interested in using an image making machine and being taken surprise by this application. This seems common over the development of the new technologies where the visual application and operations of the machines still feels secondary. The dream of an image creating machine working in co-operation with an artist still feels a distant dream not because the technology or software could not exist. But rather that though the preconceived ideas of the designers. Artists wonder why at this stage of application of the new technologies, why it has not been adapted for the creative user as it has for the military, the office and other work places. I believe that any designer who considers a different, visual approach to both software and the computers operation to accord with the demands of the visual arts could open up the new technologies to a wider use outside the needs of the creative world.

Keywords: Large Format Printer, Creative, Artist, Image Making Machine
Stream: Human Technologies and Useability
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Artist and Computer, The

Stephen Mumberson

Reader, Fine Art Programme, Arts, Middlesex University

Since leaving the Royal College of Art I have extended my print practice into using the new technology and away from the traditional limits of editioning studio work. I am particularly interest in integrating the new means of image generation and processing of printed work. To this end, I have worked with combinations of photographic, collaged and drawn images printed on to canvas using a large format printer. I am also a writer and critic on fine art printmaking.

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