Dr Stephen Bell

Senior Lecturer in Computer Animation

Director of the Visual Research Group

drawing through microscope        

Room W244 (Weymouth House)
Tel 01202 965027
e-mail sbell@bournemouth.ac.uk

National Centre for Computer Animation
Media School
Bournemouth University
Poole House, Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset
BH12 5BB, England


Bournemouth University staff profile for Stephen Bell


Produced animations for several peices in Eric Satie's Sports et Divertissemants performed on 7 May 2015 at BU by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Kokoro ensemble as part of theirMoving Images event. (link to BSO site)

9 September 2014 took part in Connections panel discussion at Automatic Art exhibiton at GV Gallery in London. (see next entry)

July -September 2014 Exhibited work in Automatic Art exhibiton at GV Gallery in London. The exhibition is an historical review of significant work produced by artists who use systematic processes to make their work. (link to GV Gallery)

November 2013 Presented a seminar on Algorithmic Organic Art and the relationship between the fundamental structure of the computer and programming languages for beginners in support of the STEM Wilts & Dorset Code Challenge (link to Notes)

July 2013 Curated the the Art Exhibition & Screening of the Shape Modeling International 2013 conference hosted by the NCCA at Bournemouth University

December 2010 Loss and the Effect of Computer Drawing on Time, Revelation, Iconicity, Authenticity and Morphology in Art Practice, paper by Stephen Bell and Sarah Thompson, published in TRACEY drawing and Visualisation research online journal, (link to TRACEY)


white heat cold logic

Authored Chapter My First Brush With Computer Graphics in “White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960 – 1980” (Brown et al. 2009)


a computer in the art room

Mentioned in “A Computer in The Art Room: the origins of British computer arts 1950 - 80” (Mason 2008), which describes a period referred to by Professor Charlie Gere as the “early, heroic, pioneering period of computer art,”(Brown 2009, p.1) (more)