SB in 2016  

"The idea of the essay is that it is an 'attempt' and indicates that what we write is informed by our individual experience of life. I was impressed by the way Montaigne, who invented the form, made this so clear. To paraphrase Alfred The Great of England you are limited in what you can achieve but that does not mean that you should not try."

(Where available online there are links to the original documents)

    MAPPING BEHAVIOUR Ideas about human mapping behaviour that emerged through making the artwork    
    PERSONAL BLOG Thoughts that may or may not be related to the artwork    



In "My First Brush with Computer Graphics" Bell wrote about his experience as a student at The Slade for a book on early British computer art. “White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960 – 1980” (Brown et al. 2009)

  PAPERS & POSTERS Academic papers and posters including discussions of participatory art and computers, role play gaming, VR proposals and the impact of drawing using computers.    

A selection of notes from lectures and workshops delivered by Bell at the NCCA on topics such as innovation and programming fundamentals.

  PHD Participatory Art and Computers: Identifying, analysing and composing the characteristics of works of participatory art that use computer technology    

In 2009, during a short residency at Kube gallery in Poole, Bell kept a simple log of his ideas, making notes of the kind that he usually reserves for his notebooks available for visitors to read at the exhibition or remotely. Originally published on the mapping behaviour website they are now reproduced here.

antarctic sonata   ANTARCTIC SONATA

In 2007 Bell was invited to work on a project concieved by Professor Nick Petford and musician-composer Kevin Jones to celebrate the bicentenary of The Geological Society. He produced animated graphics based on microscopic images of rock samples from Antarctica provided by Petford that Jones then improvised to. Bell kept a record of his progress online that Kevin and Nick had access to so that they could feed back into the graphics.