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Adrian Ward (artist)

Adrian ward at Changing Grammars, Hamburg 2004

Adrian Ward (born 1976 in Bishop Auckland, England) is a software artist and musician. He is known for his generative art software products released through his company Signwave, and as one third of the techno gabba ambient group, Slub.[1] His theoretical approach to generative and software art guides his practice,[2] including contributing to the early principles of the livecoding movement.[3]

Adrian co-won the 2001 Transmediale software art award in Berlin, alongside Netochka Nezvanova for his Auto-Illustrator[4] parody of Adobe Illustrator, and earned an honorary mention at the 2001 Prix Ars Electronica. He is also a board member of the UK Museum of Ordure, an ongoing collaborative art project with Stuart Brisley and Geoff Cox.


  1. ^ Shulgin, A. (2003). Listen to the tools, interview with Alex McLean and Adrian Ward. In read_me 2.3 reader. NIFCA.
  2. ^ Cox, G., McLean, A., and Ward, A. (2000). The Aesthetics of Generative Code. In International Conference on Generative Art.
  3. ^ Ward, A., Rohrhuber, J., Olofsson, F., McLean, A., Griffiths, D., Collins, N., and Alexander, A. (2004). Live Algorithm Programming and a Temporary Organisation for its Promotion. In Goriunova, O. and Shulgin, A., editors, read_me – Software Art and Cultures.
  4. ^ Ward, A., Levin, G., Lia, and Meta. 4x4 Generative Design (with Auto-Illustrator, Java, DBN, Lingo): Life/Oblivion. Apress.

External links

  • Auto-Illustrator
  • Signwave UK web site
  • Personal site

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