about Stephen Bell

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Stephen Bell came to public attention in the 1980s with computer generated images that he had made whilst Artist in Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury Computing Laboratory. The images, based on the behaviour of herds and schools of animals being attacked by predators, and human battle-like confrontations were created by programs he had written that imitated the interaction of individual humans and other animals. The shapes and forms in his works show the paths of the movements and simulated thoughts of these algorithmically generated behaviours.

He continues to explore the aesthetics of trails and complex dynamic social interactions in his work and uses this website to document the roots and development of his art as well as his current work.


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