A. Michael Noll’s Story of Harmon-Knowlton’s ‘The Nude’

HARMON-KNOWLTON’S “THE NUDE” OVERSHADOWS ALL A. Michael Noll August 28, 2022 Copyright © 2022 A. Michael Noll Mosaic Graphics Newspapers have been using a mosaic of dots with gray-scale values to reproduce photos. In 1967, Leon Harmon and Kenneth Knowlton did it, using a digital computer to assign gray-scale values to photos. Harmon and Knowlton … Continue reading A. Michael Noll’s Story of Harmon-Knowlton’s ‘The Nude’

A. Michael Noll Reflects on Two Art Exhibitions

TWO EXHIBITIONS: THE PAST – THE FUTURE A. Michael Noll August 4, 2022 [The following commentary is authored by A. Michael Noll, and posted with the permission of the author. Michael was a pioneer in computer art in the 1960s, when the very idea of computer art might have been inexplicable.] In 1968, two exhibitions … Continue reading A. Michael Noll Reflects on Two Art Exhibitions

Books and the Internet in Prisons: Beyond the Right to Read

A British High Court justice has 'struck down a ban on sending books to prisoners', as reported by the NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/world/europe/british-judge-lifts-restriction-on-books-in-prison.html A number of writers, poets and human rights advocates have been pressing for the right of prisoners to buy books from the 'outside world'. Apparently the prison service had supported access to books, but only through … Continue reading Books and the Internet in Prisons: Beyond the Right to Read

Tutorial on Mobile Painting Apps by Jeremy Sutton

We were very lucky to have a wonderful tutorial at the OII on mobile painting apps, given by Jeremy Sutton. Jeremy is a natural teacher and spent the hour plus overtime describing the tools he uses for mobile painting on a tablet computer, focusing on iPad apps, all the time demonstrating the use and functionality … Continue reading Tutorial on Mobile Painting Apps by Jeremy Sutton

Student to Internet Pioneer: Josh Harris

Joshua Harris was a graduate student of mine in the early 1980s. My most memorable experience with him was in connection with a major paper that was assigned. Josh wanted to focus on the future of the personal computer. This was of course very early in the life of the personal computer, only invented at … Continue reading Student to Internet Pioneer: Josh Harris

Voices from Oxford Covered in The Korea Times

The OII's Voices from Oxford (VfO) initiative has received excellent coverage in The Korea Times in an article by Kang Shin-who, based on an interview with Dr Kim Sung-hee, Director of VfO and Professor Denis Noble, our VfO anchor and editor, who was in Korea to attend a conference in his role as President of … Continue reading Voices from Oxford Covered in The Korea Times

OII’s Steve Russell: A New Art Exhibition on Fighting Cancer, ‘you look well’

The artist supporting the work of the OII, Steve Russell, is holding a new exhibit of art inspired by his experience in undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. You can see illustrations of his art on his new Web site at: http://www.russellstudio.co.uk/you_look_well%282%29.html The exhibition will be from 14 May to 4 July at the Art Cell … Continue reading OII’s Steve Russell: A New Art Exhibition on Fighting Cancer, ‘you look well’