Scientific Workshop & 40th Anniversary Reunion
Wednesday, May 28 - Friday, May 30, 2008
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario


  • Autodesk
  • Side Effects Software
  • Microsoft Research
  • University of Toronto Department of Computer Science
  • University of Toronto Alumni Association

Pre-Event Public Talk

Digital Art: Reflections

Informal Presentation by Prof. Frieder Nake

nake Professor Emeritus,
Computer Science
University of Bremen

Room 1190, Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street, University of Toronto

The talk will concentrate on some of the earliest developments in computer art during the 1960s when the University of Toronto played an important role in this field. It will compare the two exhibitions at London and Zagreb in 1968 that identified two cornerstones of digital media: spectacle and research. It will, thirdly, take up some current trends: digital art has become a respected subject matter of Art History.

Short Bio:
Frieder Nake was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Toronto graphics group in 1968-69. He is professor emeritus of interactive computer graphics at the University of Bremen, Germany. His work is in computer art, digital media, and interaction design. He is one of the foremost scholars of and contributors to the Digital Arts.